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                               ****2nd AMENDMENT****
DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Conference Room and City Council Chamber
Jim Baugh Government Center
DeSoto City Hall       211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115    (972) 230-9646
Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan
Mayor Pro Tem Kenzie Moore III
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Candice Quarles

 
DATE:  Tuesday, February 18, 2020


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Session immediately following Regular Session)
As authorized by Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, this meeting may be convened into closed Executive Session for the purpose of seeking confidential legal advice from the City Attorney on any agenda item listed herein.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Comprehensive Recreation Program Plan Presentation - PROS Consulting  Click to View
 
4.   Presentation by Jay Johnson, Development Director - Cohen-Esrey Development Corporation  Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation by:  Minister Matthew Daniels, Fuego Church
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Dinah Marks
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  George Gasca, Police Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of January 2020 Financial Report Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of FY 2020 1st Quarter Investment Report Click to View
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
The City Council invites citizens to address the Council on any topic not already scheduled for Public Hearing.  Citizens wishing to speak should complete a "Citizen Response Card" and present it to the City Secretary prior to the meeting.  Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.  In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot take action on items not listed on the agenda.  However, your concerns may be addressed by City Staff, placed on a future agenda, or responded to by some other course.
 
E.   CONSENT AGENDA
Items are listed on the Consent Agenda by the City Manager and are recommended to the City Council for single vote approval. An item( s) may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate vote at the request of a Councilmember, the Mayor, or the City Manager.
 
 
1.   Approval of Minutes
 
a.   Special City Council Meeting Minutes
January 7, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2020
Click to View
 
c.   City Council Meeting Minutes
February 4, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Rhetta Washington McCoy to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation. Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
H.   ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
 
 
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551. 0415 the City Council may report on the following items: ( 1) expression of thanks, congratulations or condolences; ( 2) information about holiday schedules; 3) recognition of individuals; ( 4) reminders about upcoming City Council events; ( 5) information about community events; and ( 6) announcements involving imminent threat to public health and safety.
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1), Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the annual review of the City Attorney.

b.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1), Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, to discuss the duties and responsibilities of City Councilmember, Candice Quarles, Place Six.

c.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1) of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to deliberate the employment of the City Manager.

d.  Actions as a result of Executive Sessions.
 
J.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING

The building in which the above meeting will be conducted is wheelchair accessible.  Person with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and may require auxiliary aid or services such as readers or large print, or interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, are requested to contact the Office of City Secretary at 972-230-9646 or by E-mail at  kmorris@desototexas.gov or by calling through a T.D.D. (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) to Relay Texas 800-732-2989.


I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted in accordance with the regulations of the Texas Open meetings Act on the bulletin board located at the entrance to the City of DeSoto's Jim Baugh Government Center,
a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public as well as to the City's website www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Friday, February 14, 2020 by 6:10pm and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.


 





Kisha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary
       
DeSoto City Council Meeting are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website www.desototexas.gov Government Access Channel 16 available to Time Warner subscribers on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  A taped broadcast is aired each day on Channel 16 at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. following the live broadcast.  Question regarding the broadcast schedules should be directed to Kathy Jones, Community relations Manager, at 972-230-9648. These taped broadcasts are also available to view on the City's website (www.desototexas.gov ) at your convenience. Questions regarding the Internet viewing of these meetings should be directed to the Office of the City Secretary at 972-230-9646.

    

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