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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, May 5, 2020


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

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) state of emergency and consistent with the Governor's Orders, 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/95348141904?pwd=d3VjZzBBNU0rekhLRUNXaXpqc0ZXUT09 or by telephone (346) 248-7799, 
Webinar ID: 953 4814 1904
Password: 306683
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acwwYPggQ7


If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances or during a Public Hearing, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The email must contain the person's name, address, phone number and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.

The City Council 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, May 5, 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.   Update regarding action taken by the City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and any future measures that may be necessary including city operations, public safety, business coordination, and workforce needs Click to View
 
4.   Discussion regarding opening the City facilities in accordance with safety guidelines issued by the State of Texas Click to View
 
5.   Discussion of Youth Civic Engagement Click to View
 
6.   Discuss First Amendment to Economic Development Incentive Agreement with EQYInvest Owner I, Ltd, LLP and Randall’s Food & Drugs LP for Tom Thumb store located at 210 E. Pleasant Run Road Click to View
 
7.   Discuss an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Sretsam, LLC for Smoothie King located at 104 W. Pleasant Run Road  Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Russell Dotson, Turning Point Church
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of National Economic Development Week Click to View
 
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/95348141904?pwd=d3VjZzBBNU0rekhLRUNXaXpqc0ZXUT09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 953 4814 1904 Password: 306683. 

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5, 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, May 5, 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.   City Council Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Karen Lacy to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
 
b.   Consider approval of a contract with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated for underwriter services for bond sales related to the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District. Click to View
 
c.   Consider approval to purchase a new backhoe excavator for the Street Division of the Development Services Department from RDO Equipment Company, in the amount of $94,325. Click to View
 
d.   Consider approval to purchase three (3) vehicles from Dodge City for vehicles identified in the FY20 Vehicle Replacement Program, in the amount of $86,750. Click to View
 
e.   Consider approval to purchase a new Combo Vac truck from Houston Freightliner for the Public Utilities Department, in the amount of $351,330. Click to View
 
f.   Consider approval to purchase and install emergency equipment with Pursuit Safety in the amount of $90,377 to outfit new vehicles in the Police Department, Code Enforcement and Animal Control. Click to View
 
g.   Consider approval to purchase eight (8) vehicles from Sam Packs Five Star Ford for vehicles identified in the FY 2020 Vehicle Replacement Program. Click to View
 
h.   Consider approval to purchase four (4) new Ford work trucks from Rush Truck Sales as identified in the FY 2020 Vehicle Replacement Program for a total purchase price of $161,379 using the Buy Board Contract. Click to View
 
i.   Consider a Resolution to approve the submission of the grant application on behalf of the DeSoto Police Department to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for the 2021 Crimes Victim Assistance Coordinator Project. Click to View
 
j.   Consider a Resolution approving a Project Specific Agreement with Dallas County for roadway striping projects. Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

If the public desires to speak during a Public Hearing, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  The email must contain the person's name, address, phone number and agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.
 
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1409-19, a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an accessory building over 240 square feet at 609 Rayburn Drive; and adopting Ordinance.  Consisting of one (1) lot and two (2) acres.  Applicant/Owner:  Sam Wilson. Click to View
 
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1411-19; an amendment to PD-139 to allow a Truck and Trailer Parking Lot at 1608 Osprey Drive; and adopting Ordinance.  Located on the east side of Osprey Drive and approximately 700 feet north of Wintergreen Road; consisting of 1 lot and 1.54 acres. Applicant:James Morris; Owner: Mollie Purcell Mozley. Click to View
 
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the Service and Assessment Plan and the levy of Assessments for properties within the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District. Click to View
 
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the creation of the City of DeSoto Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 (TIRZ) with boundaries that are coterminous with the Improvement Area #1 of the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District (Danieldale Homestead PID), and the Preliminary Project and Finance Plan for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1. Click to View
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider approval an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, accepting and approving a Service and Assessment Plan and Assessment Roll for the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District; making a finding of special benefit to the property in the district; levying Special Assessments against property within the district and establishing a lien on such property; providing for payment of the Assessments in accordance with chapter 372, Texas local government code, as amended; providing for the method of Assessment and the payment of the Assessments; providing penalties and interest on delinquent Assessments; providing a severability clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
2.   Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, approving the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement between the City of DeSoto and Wildwood Development Company I, LTD, for the design and construction of authorized public improvements benefiting the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District (PID) and approving the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated Reimbursement Agreement between the City of DeSoto and Wildwood Development Company I, LTD, for the PID; and providing an effective date. Click to View
 
3.   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
 
4.   Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, finding that Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC’s application for approval of a distribution cost recovery factor pursuant to 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.243 to increase distribution rates within the City should be denied; finding that the City’s reasonable rate case expenses shall be reimbursed by the company; finding that the meeting at which this resolution is passed is open to the public as required by law; requiring notice of this Resolution to the company and legal counsel; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
5.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with No-DigTec, LLC in the amount of $1,145,063.50 and establish a total project budget in the amount of $1,284,570 for Phase 1 of the 2020 Renovation and Replacement Project. Click to View
 
6.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Process Solutions, Inc., in the amount of $168,400 for the purchase and installation of booster chlorination equipment. Click to View
 
7.   Consider approval of a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, creating the DeSoto Economic Recovery Advisory Task Force to encourage coordination among key stakeholders within the City of DeSoto to assist in the City's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; providing a repealing clause; and providing for an effective date.   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
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
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:  Thursday, April 30, 2020 by 7:30 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.  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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