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 17, 2020

WORK SESSION:   5:30pm Council Chambers

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.   Council Liaison Updates
4.   Presentation and acceptance of the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Auditor's Required Communication Click to View
5.   Discussion of Responsible Banking Ordinances Click to View
6.   Discuss and receive direction regarding actions taken because of the imminent threat to public health and safety arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and further measures necessary including but not limited to closing of facilities, postponement of events, implementation of emergency pandemic leave policy and other directives as may be necessary to protect the public health and welfare of the City and its residents. Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Moore III
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Jonathan McIntosh, Code Enforcement Department
1.   Presentation to Middle School Art Contest winners by the DeSoto Police Department Click to View
2.   Presentation of February 2020 Financial Report Click to View
3.   Presentation of FY2019 CAFR Click to View
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
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider an Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending Chapter 3  titled, "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.800 titled, "Building and Standards Commission" by amending Section 3.801 titled, "Commission Created", by amending the requirements for the creation and composition of the Building and Standards Commission; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
b.   Consider an Ordinance to adoption the 2018 International Energy Code with the North Texas Council of Governments amendments. Click to View
c.   Consider a Resolution approving a contract with Valley View Consulting, LLC for Investment Advisory Services Click to View
d.   Consider the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing for the petition and creation of the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District (PID) within the City of DeSoto pursuant to Chapter 372 Texas Local Government Code.
(continued from the March 3, 2020 City Council Meeting)
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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.
(continued from the March 3, 2020 City Council Meeting)
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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 approval of a Development Agreement with Wildwood Development Company I, LTD for the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District. 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, March 13, 2020 by 6:00 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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