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, March 3, 2020

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room
(Executive Sessions will convene during Work Session)

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.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with the City Attorney regarding the following pending cases:
  1. Shmara Punch v. City of DeSoto and DeSoto Chamber of Commerce;
  2. The Charter School Fund, LLC, and Wintergreen DeSoto K-8 School, LLC V. The City of DeSoto, Texas, et all; and
  3. Sammie Anderson; Grant Bible; and Samuel Bible v. City of DeSoto; Officer Bryant Scoot-Lee; Officer Patrick Krekel; Officer Ryan Money; Officer Larry Walker; Officer Kendall McGill; and Officer Courie Bryant.
Action as a result of Executive Sessions.
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Minister Russell Dotson, Turning Point Church
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Candice Quarles
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Brittany Monsey, Public Utilities
1.   No items scheduled for this agenda.
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.
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.   City Council Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2020
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b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2020
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c.   Domestic Violence Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2020
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d.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
November 4, 2019
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e.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
December 2, 2019
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f.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
January 6, 2020
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g.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2019
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h.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2020
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i.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2020
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2.   Other Items
a.   Consider approval of the Second Amendment to the Economic Development Agreement between the City of DeSoto ("City") and Mulligan Foods RE, LLC ("Owner"), to amend the date the Owner will achieve Completion of Construction of the Improvements to April 15, 2020.   Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1406-19; an amendment to Ambrose Hills Planned Development-134 (PD-134) requesting several deviations to requirements, and adopting Ordinance.  Located on north side of East Belt Line Road and approximately 675 west of Polk Street; consisting of 59 lots and 9.7 acres. Applicant: Dave G. Martin; Owner: Dave G. Martin. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1413-19; a requested change in zoning from Single Family-20 (SF-20) to General Retail (GR), and adopting Ordinance. Located at the southwest corner of Danieldale Road and Westmoreland Road intersection; consisting of 18 acres. Applicant: Chad Adams; Property Owner: David Hemmasi. Click to View
3.   Conduct a public hearing for the petition and creation of the Danieldale Homestead public improvement district within the City of DeSoto pursuant to Chapter 372 Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider a Resolution accepting a petition and creation of the Danieldale Homestead public improvement district within the City of DeSoto pursuant to Chapter 372 Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an agreement with Whirlix Design Inc., and establish a total project budget in the amount of $133,156 for the purchase and installation of the playground equipment for Briarwood Park.  Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the Interim City Manager to seek bids for an Impact Fee Study Click to View
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.
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 Secretary.

(b) Action as a result of Executive Session.

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 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 and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Friday, February 28, 2020 by 2:00 P.M. 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 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 ( ) 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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