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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 19, 2020


WORK SESSION:   5:30pm 

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/96462903228?pwd=cjdSeHEzK01LK2RRSnZZUEtZdU9XQT09 or by telephone (346) 248-7799, 
Webinar ID: 964 6290 3228
Password: 478436
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adU2w3qoJr


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 19, 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 19, 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.   Presentation and discussion to provide City Council with the framework for the Hampton Road Corridor Study Click to View
 
4.   Discussion of the 2020-2021 Action Plan for use of Community Development Block Grant funds Click to View
 
5.   Discuss an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Sretsam, LLC for Smoothie King located at 104 W. Pleasant Run Road Click to View
 
6.   Council Liaison Updates Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton, Windsor Park Baptist Church
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of the DeSoto Independent School District Graduating Class of 2020 Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Memorial Day Click to View
 
3.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Older Americans Month Click to View
 
4.   Update regarding coordination between the City of DeSoto and the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation to provide a small business grant program to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 and actions 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
 
5.   Presentation of April 2020 Financial Report Click to View
 
6.   Presentation of FY 2020 2nd Quarter Investment Report 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/96462903228?pwd=cjdSeHEzK01LK2RRSnZZUEtZdU9XQT09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 964 6290 3228 Password: 478436. 

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 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 Special Meeting Minutes
April 16, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider approval of a Right-of-Way Use License and Hold Harmless Agreement (Access Easement) with DeSoto Skilled Property Holdings, LLC permitting construction of a driveway across City of DeSoto property located at 120 Centre Park Boulevard, and adopting Ordinance, contingent upon full execution of the Right of Way Use License and Hold Harmless Agreement. 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 19, 2020.  The email must contain the person's name, address, phone number and agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.
 
1.   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. (This is a continuation of the Public Hearing from May 5, 2020)
 
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G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Desoto, Texas, designating a geographic area within the City as a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone pursuant to Chapter 311 of the Texas Tax Code, to be known as Reinvestment Zone Number One, City of Desoto, Texas; describing the boundaries of the zone; creating a board of directors for the zone and appointing members of the board; establishing a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone fund for the zone; containing findings related to the creation of the zone; providing a date for the termination of the zone; providing that the zone take effect immediately upon passage of the Ordinance; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date. Click to View
 
2.   Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to waive one month's billing for water and sewer services for those businesses identified as non-essential, to waive one month's billing for water and sewer services for residential households enrolled in the Senior Citizen Homestead Discount Program, and to apply up to $40 of the deposit retained for a residential water and sewer customer to a current water and sewer bill and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
3.   Consider approval of the First Amendment to the Economic Development Incentive Agreement with EQYInvest Owner I, Ltd., LLP and Randall's Food and Drugs LP for Tom Thumb Store located at 210 E. Pleasant Run Road Click to View
 
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Freese and Nichols, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $126,900 for the design of transportation improvements to Westmoreland Road from Parkerville Road to Belt Line Road. Click to View
 
5.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an athletic field maintenance contract with Sports Field Solutions, and establish a total project budget in the amount of $75,700 for the Grimes Baseball and Soccer Project.  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
 
J.   ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION
 

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 City's website www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Thursday, May 14, 2020 by 6:30 P.M. and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.





Kisha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary
       
DeSoto City Council Meetings are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website www.desototexas.gov Government Access Channel 16 available to Time Warner subscribers and Channel 99 available to AT&T U-verse 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. 

    

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