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DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
Via Video Conference
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, April 7, 2020


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm 
REGULAR SESSION: 7:00pm

(Executive Sessions 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.

This City Council Meeting will be held via video conference.  The City Council will participate remotely via video conference. The facility will not be open to the public.  Members of the public are entitled to participate remotely via broadcast by webinar at https://zoom.us/j/114357786pwd=U2lXZHVnL21tR1kxV2xWaWhPTnI4dz09, or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 114 357 786.  If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  The email must contain the person’s name, address, phone number, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.

The meeting will also be live streamed on DeSoto's website at www.desototexas.gov for those wanting to watch the meeting but not address the City Council.  Emailed comments (to be read for the public record) regarding this agenda must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov

 
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Council Liaison Updates  Click to View
 
4.   Discussion of a Paid Sick Ordinance Click to View
 
5.   Discussion of City Council Appointee Performance Evaluations  Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Arbor Day Click to View
 
3.   Update regarding actions taken by the City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and any future measures that may be necessary including city operations and facilities/ public safety/financial/employee impact/Families First Coronavirus Response Act
 
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
This City Council Meeting will be held via video conference.  The City Council will participate remotely via video conference. The facility will not be open to the public.  Members of the public are entitled to participate remotely via broadcast by webinar at https://zoom.us/j/114357786pwd=U2lXZHVnL21tR1kxV2xWaWhPTnI4dz09, or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 114 357 786.  If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  The email must contain the person’s name, address, phone number, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.

The meeting will also be live streamed on DeSoto's website at www.desototexas.gov for those wanting to watch the meeting but not address the City Council.  Emailed comments (to be read for the public record) regarding this agenda must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov.  
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 30, 2020
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b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
March 16, 2020
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c.   DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting
February 3, 2020
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2.   Other Items
 
a.   An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, continuing the declaration of local disaster; providing for implementation of the city’s emergency management plan; adopting the Governor’s Executive Orders by reference as may be amended from time to time; adopting Dallas County’s emergency orders by reference as may be amended from time to time; granting the Mayor the power and authority to review, adopt, ratify, and execute any subsequent emergency orders on behalf of the City Council; providing for a penalty clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
No Public Hearings scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider approval of the 2020 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan which shall guide the acquisition, improvements, and development of parks and recreation facilities. Click to View
 
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.  
  1. The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, Consultation with the City Attorney regarding the creation of the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District and the Development Agreement with Wildwood Development Company I, LTD. and the City of DeSoto executed on March 27, 2020.
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2.  
  1. The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, Consultation with City Attorney, regarding the Amended and Restated Bylaws for the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation and provisions of Chapter 504 of the Texas Local Government Code regarding Type A Corporations.
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3.   Actions resulting from 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 online in accordance with the regulations of the Texas Open meetings Act.  This Notice was posted on the following date and time:   Thursday, April 2, 2020 by 9:30 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 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.  Questions 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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