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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 18, 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/94425640657?pwd=S1ZBVUd4Z1c0cmIvRnRxcVpQWUdKdz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799
Webinar ID: 944 2564 0657 Passcode: 813081
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aq4qGLt9k

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 18, 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 18, 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 Liasion Updates Click to View
 
4.   Discussion of an amendment to the City Council Rules and Procedures to add a requirement for a Public Hearing prior to a Charter Amendment Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church
 
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/94425640657?pwd=S1ZBVUd4Z1c0cmIvRnRxcVpQWUdKdz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 944 2564 0657 Password: 813081. 

If the public desires to speak during citizen appearances, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18, 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 18, 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 July 2020 Financial Report Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of FY 2020 3rd Quarter Investment 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
 
a.   City Council Meeting Minutes
June 30, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
July 7, 2020
Click to View
 
c.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
July 20, 2020
Click to View
 
d.   City Council Meeting Minutes
July 21, 2020
Click to View
 
e.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes 
July 27, 2020
Click to View
 
f.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
August 7-8, 2020
Click to View
 
g.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2020
Click to View
 
h.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes 
May 12, 2020
Click to View
 
i.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
May 26, 2020
Click to View
 
j.   Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of Gabrielle Rivers to the Citizens Police Advisory Committee (Place 3) Click to View
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Crystal Chism to the Citizens Police Advisory Committee (Place 6) Click to View
 
c.   Consider an agreement with Emergicon, LLC authorizing billing and collections of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for a three (3) year term. Click to View
 
d.   Consider a Resolution designating bank signatories and an online treasury management administrator for all City bank accounts held with PlainsCapital Bank. Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing on a Resolution of no objection to the submission of an application by DeSoto Leased Housing Associates I, LLP, for low-income housing tax credits for Hickory Manor Senior Apartments. Click to View
 
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1417-20, a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an amusement arcade and adopting Ordinance. Located at 901 North Polk Street suite 370, containing one (1) lease space and consisting of 0.107 acres. The applicant is Carranza Wade and the property owner is Erik Fulkerson Click to View
 
3.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1420-20, a change in zoning from Single Family-12 (SF-12) and Commercial-1 (C-1) to a Planned Development 181 consisting of Duplex (2F), Townhomes (SFA), General Retail (GR) and Commercial-1 (C-1) zoning, and adopting Ordinance.  Located to the north of Parkerville Road and approximately 1,460 feet east of Polk Street; consisting of 282 lots and containing 29.3 acres.  Applicant: Suresh Shridharani; Owner: J Carmen Esparza.  Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider a Resolution of No-Objection to submission of application by DeSoto Leased Housing Association I, LLP for low-income housing tax credits to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for Hickory Manor Apartments. Click to View
 
2.   Consider a Resolution to amend the Investment Policy for the City of DeSoto, DeSoto Housing Finance Corporation, DeSoto Industrial Development Corporation, DeSoto Health Facilities Corporation and DeSoto Parks Development Corporation to add a requirement for financial institutions doing business with the City of DeSoto to have a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) score of satisfactory or higher. Click to View
 
3.   Consider a Resolution approving $2.25 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding for the City's Business Assistance Program and the City's Residential Assistance Program. Click to View
 
4.   Consider an Ordinance for the implementation of a Tree City USA Community Forestry Program for managing public trees. Click to View
 
5.   Consider authorization for City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for an Occupational License initiative to restore the ability of a defendant to drive legally and create a pathway to the restoration of a valid Class C driver's license. Click to View
 
6.   Consider approval of the Second Amendment to the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with STAR Transit for Public Transportation Services in DeSoto, for a total amount of $151,716. Click to View
 
7.   Consider a Resolution nominating Solar Turbines Incorporated as a Texas State Enterprise Zone Project. 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, August 13, 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 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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