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                        ******AMENDED*******
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, July 21, 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/98529630518?pwd=NUZUdzd2dUtoZEROUkFrbkhXUy9Idz09 or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 985 2963 0518 Password: 582315.  
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abwGPTLvA

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 21, 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 the 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Action Plan and Budget Plan Click to View
 
5.   Discussion of City Council approvals necessary for Dominium Management Services, LLC, to complete improvements at Hickory Manor Senior Apartments (1626 Old Hickory Trail) involving Federal Tax Credits Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton
 
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/98529630518?pwd=NUZUdzd2dUtoZEROUkFrbkhXUy9Idz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 985 2963 0518 Password: 582315. 

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 21, 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.   Presentation of Proclamation commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Click to View
 
2.   Presentation on Police Department progress to expand training for police officers and minority recruitment efforts as well as to post information on the City’s website including administrative directives, traffic stop data, and the citizen complaint process. Click to View
 
3.   Presentation of June 2020 Financial Report 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
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Shatise Chism to the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Click to View
 
b.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, 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
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, approving for the naming of the park facilities located within Meadowbrook Estates to Mirkes Park Click to View
 
2.   Consider a Resolution establishing the Citizens Police Advisory Committee (CPAC). Click to View
 
3.   Consider a Resolution allowing the City Council to review DeSoto Police Department Policies in an ongoing effort to increase the transparency of the DeSoto Police Department. Click to View
 
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with National Development Council (NDC) in an amount not to exceed $275,000 for third party administrator professional services related to the distribution of CARES Act funding. Click to View
 
5.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, 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
 
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:  Friday, July 17, 2020 by 10:00 A.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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