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DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
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, June 2, 2020


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers
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.

DeSoto City Council meetings are open to the public; however, space is limited and citizens are encouraged to view the meetings online rather than in person due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19.  Citizens attending in person are asked to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other members of the public, City Council and City staff.


The meeting will also be live streamed on DeSoto's website at www.desototexas.gov for those wanting to view the meeting online.  Citizens not attending in person, but wishing to address the City Council during citizen appearances or during a Public Hearing, may submit comments via email to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov.  Emailed comments regarding this agenda must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and will be read for public record.  The email must contain the person's name, address, phone number and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
 
             
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.   Discuss an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Sretsam, LLC for Smoothie King located at 104 W. Pleasant Run Road Click to View
 
5.   Discuss order of City Council Regular Session agenda Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
 
2.   Invocation by:  Minister Hugo Correa, Fuego Church
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
 
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Deneen Anderson, Parks and Recreation Department
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Juneteenth Celebration Week  Click to View
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
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.

Citizens not attending in person, but wishing to address the City Council during citizen appearances or during a Public Hearing, may submit comments via email to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov.  Emailed comments regarding this agenda must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and will be read for public record.  The email must contain the person's name, address, phone number and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
 
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
May 5, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of James Mitchell to the DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Click to View
 
b.   Consider approving the purchase of Microsoft Enterprise Licensing from SHI, Inc. for $159,159.86. Click to View
 
F.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-323-20; Hidden Lakes Estates.  Located approximately 1,300 feet south of Belt Line Road and 2,100 feet east of Polk Street; consisting of 151 lots and 80.8 acres. Applicant: Keith Hardesty; Owner: Keith Hardesty. Click to View
 
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Contract with Freese and Nichols, Inc. for a not to exceed amount of $72,000 for a Land Use Concept Plan for the Danieldale Homestead Public Improvement District (PID) and adjoining lot. Click to View
 
3.   Consider authorizing a $75,000 contingency increase in the construction agreement with JC Commercial, Inc. for the Fire Station No. 2/Fire Administration Facility Project and establish an amended total project budget of $6,300,000. Click to View
 
4.   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
 
5.   Consider a Resolution authorizing the second distribution of funds for the Neighborhood Grant Program (NGP) in the amount of $10,800. Click to View
 
6.   Consider approving a Dallas County CARES Act Funding Interlocal Agreement with Dallas County for the administration of the distribution of some of Dallas County's CARES Act funds for authorized activities.  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
 
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, May 28, 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 Meetings are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website (www.desototexas.gov) Government Access Channel 16 available to Spectrum subscribers and Channel 99 available to AT&T 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 and Channel 19 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 and internet viewing 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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