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                            ***MODIFIED**
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, September 15, 2020


WORK SESSION:   5:30pm


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm

(Executive Session immediately following Regular Session)
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/98858740697?pwd=Qm5XdjFxWFBmZ0pTcmRBamd0T01Ydz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799
Webinar ID: 988 5874 0697 Passcode: 600866
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ael4SqHjRn

If the public desires to speak (or have comments read for the record) during the Citizen Appearances portion of the agenda, they must email: citizencomments@desototexas.gov by 4:30pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The email must contain the person's full name, full address, phone number and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.

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.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda Items
 
3.   Council Liaison Updates
 
4.   Discussion of an Ordinance to consider all matters incident and related to authorizing the Issuance of City of DeSoto, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020; prescribing the terms thereof; providing for the payment thereof; awarding the sale thereof; making other provisions regarding such certificates and matters incident thereto; including the adoption of an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds Click to View
 
5.   Discussion of Potential Restoration of a DeSoto Car Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton, Windsor Park Baptist Church
 
C.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of August 2020 Financial Report Click to View
 
D.   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.
 
E.   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/98858740697?pwd=Qm5XdjFxWFBmZ0pTcmRBamd0T01Ydz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 988 5874 0697 Password: 600866. 

If the public desires to speak (or have comments read for the record) during the Citizen Appearances portion of the agenda, they must email citizencomments@desototexas.gov 
by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The email must contain the person’s full name, full address, phone number, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.

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. 

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.
 
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
August 18, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Special Meeting Minutes
August 25, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of James Culp to the Park Development Corporation. Click to View
 
b.   Consider confirmation of Gail Lofton to the Park Development Corporation Click to View
 
c.   Consider confirmation of John McCalib to the Park Development Corporation Click to View
 
d.   Consider confirmation of the re-appointment of Donald McMillion to the Civil Service Commission. Click to View
 
e.   Consider a Resolution to adopt the Texas Commission for Affordable Power (TCAP) Professional Services Agreement and Gexa Energy's Commercial Electric Service Agreement for power to be provided on and after January 1, 2023. Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Consider Case Z-1424-20; an amendment to Section A-3 Definition for Medical Clinic or Office of the Zoning Ordinance to include aesthetician and esthetician. Click to View
 
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1416-20, a change in zoning from Single Family-12 (SF-12) to a Planned Development-180 (PD-180) consisting of Single Family-12 (SF-12), Single Family-9 (SF-9), Single Family-8 (SF-8), Multi-Family (MF) and General Retail (GR) and adopting Ordinance.  Located at the northeast corner of Polk Street and Parkerville Road; consisting of 50.35 acres and containing 87 lots.  Applicant: Michael Westfall; Owners: Christopher Miller, Jacqueline Baldwin and Oscar Epps. Click to View
 
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the 2020 Assessment Rate for the Stillwater Canyon Public Improvement District, the Five-Year Plan and FY 2020-2021 Budget, and levy a Special Assessment. Click to View
 
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the assessment rate for the Candle Meadow Public Improvement District, the Five-Year Plan and FY 2020-2021 Budget, and levy a Special Assessment. Click to View
 
5.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget for FY 2020-2021 pursuant to Article VII of the City of DeSoto Charter. Click to View
 
6.   Conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Tax Rate for Tax Year 2020. Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider an Ordinance adopting the Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2020, and ending September 30, 2021; adopting the 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), adopting The 2020-2021 Business Plan, and amending the Base and Volume Rate Charge For Water Service Fees, amending the Base and Volume Charge For Sewer Service Fees and amending the Sanitation rate. Click to View
 
2.   Consider an Ordinance setting the tax rate and levying the Ad Valorem Taxes for the 2020 Tax Year. Click to View
 
3.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 adopted budget. Click to View
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   (a) The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property generally located within the City of DeSoto - Hampton Road.
(b)  Action as a result of Executive Session.
 
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 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, September 10, 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 Meetings are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website (ww.desototexas.gov) Government Access Channel 16 available to Spectrum subscribers, Channel 99 available to AT&T subscribers and Facebook Live @desototx, on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, unless otherwise noted.  A taped broadcast is aired each day on Channel 16 and Channel 99 at 7:00pm following the live broadcast. These taped broadcasts are also available to view on the City's website at www.desototexas.gov  at your convenience. 

Questions regarding the broadcast schedules should be directed to Kathy Jones, Community Relations Manager, at 972-230-9648. 

    

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