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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, August 4, 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/98968868083?pwd=K29rUnp3SW9pb0o4UTFPRFJ5b3FZUT09 or by telephone (346) 248-7799
Webinar ID: 989 6886 8083 Passcode: 502201 
 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abGh4MxwAm

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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.   Discussion of the Community Development Block Grant 2020-2024 Consolidated Action Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan Click to View
 
4.   Discussion of Zoning Case Z-1422-20; an amendment to Planned Development 160 (PD-160)
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Stephen Nash, Mount Horeb-DeSoto
 
C.   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.
 
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/98968868083?pwd=K29rUnp3SW9pb0o4UTFPRFJ5b3FZUT09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 989 6886 8083 Password: 502201. 

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Update on Mobility Study and other Regional Transportation Council Initiatives - Michael Morris, Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments Click to View
 
2.   DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Quarterly Update Click to View
 
F.   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
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending and restating Ordinance 2197-20, passed on July 21, 2020, ordering a General Election to be held on the 3rd day of November 2020 in the City of DeSoto for the purpose of electing Councilmember Place 2 and Councilmember Place 4; designating polling places; ordering Notices of Election to be given; authorizing the Mayor to execute a Joint Election Agreement with Dallas County Elections Department; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
b.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, amending and restating Ordinance 2198-20, passed on July 21, 2020, ordering a Special Election to be held on November 3, 2020, for the purpose of submitting a proposition to the qualified voters of the City of DeSoto abolishing the current Type A sales and use tax at the rate of 0.375 percent and adopting in its place a local sales and use tax at the rate of 0.375 percent to be administered by the Type B corporation to be used for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprises and all other public purposes pursuant to Section 505.251 of the Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
 
c.   Consider a Resolution to approve the 2020 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program Funds sharing and Fiscal Agency Agreement in the amount of $12,667 Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1418-20, a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an accessory structure building over 240 square feet at 1243 West Pleasant Run Road; consisting of one (1) lot and containing 4.67 acres, and adopting Ordinance. The applicant and owner is Johnnie King. Click to View
 
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1421-20; an amendment to Planned Development-9 (PD-9) to change the area of land within PD-9, which is north of Place Louie, and adopting Ordinance. The property is located to the west of Westmoreland Road and north of Place Louie; consisting of five (5) lots and containing approximately 1.779  acres. Applicant: Chad Adams; Property Owner: David Hemmasi. Click to View
 
3.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1422-20; an amendment to Planned Development-160 (PD-160) to add more acreage, and adopting Ordinance. The property is located to the west of Westmoreland Road and south of Danieldale Road; consisting of one (1) tract and containing approximately 52.421 acres. Applicant: Chad Adams; Property Owner: David Hemmasi. Click to View
 
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing to receive public input on the Community Development Block Grant 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider a Resolution to adopt the Community Development Block Grant 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan. Click to View
 
2.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, ordering a Special Election on proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter regarding Council pay and election of Mayor Pro Tem to be held on November 3, 2020, to consider proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of DeSoto, designating location of polling places; ordering notice of election to be given as prescribed by law; providing for the publication and posting of notice; providing for early voting; making provisions for the conduct of the election and resolving other matters incident and related to such elections; authorizing execution of joint election agreement; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; and providing for an effective date. Click to View
 
3.   Consider a Resolution accepting the 2020 Tax Year Appraisal Roll (certified estimate of value) submitted by the Dallas Central Appraisal District. Click to View
 
4.   Take a record vote on the proposed tax rate of 0.701554 (70.1554 cents) for FY 2020-2021 and set the dates for the Public Hearings on the budget to be held on August 18, 2020, and September 1, 2020. Click to View
 
5.   Consider a Resolution for the City's Diversity Vendor Business and Development Plan for contracting and procurement opportunities, to be effective January 1, 2021. Click to View
 
6.  
Consider a Resolution authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation, for the design, acquisition, construction and improvements of certain public works projects, authorizing distribution of preliminary official statement relating to such series of certificates and authorizing certain other matters relating thereto.
Click to View
 
7.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute an Agreement for use of Subscription Material between Lexipol, LLC and the City of DeSoto for reorganization of Police Department Policies and Procedures in the amount of $24,590. Click to View
 
8.   Consider an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Duncanville, Texas and the City of DeSoto, Texas to use the Tri-City Jail facility. Click to View
 
9.   Consider an Interlocal Agreement between Duncanville Independent School District Police Department and the City of Desoto to use the Tri-City Jail facility. Click to View
 
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, July 30, 2020 by 9:00 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 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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