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DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
Via Video Conference

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, February 2, 2021


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://us02web.zoom.us/j/83301460463?pwd=S2UzNVp1UFA0Wk5VWmQvSFN3b3VWZz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799
Webinar ID: 833 0146 0463 Passcode: 251535
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbkudf8D5

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, February 02, 2021. The email must contain the person's full name, city of residence, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.  If the comment is specific to an item appearing on the agenda, the person may be invited to speak (or the comments will be read) when the City Council is considering that individual item. 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.   Discuss policies related to the criminal background history question on initial employment applications Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Michael Mitchell, Church on the Hill
 
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.   LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
 
1.   Discuss pending legislation that is being considered by the 87th Legislature and provide guidance to City staff and City Attorney. Click to View
 
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://us02web.zoom.us/j/83301460463?pwd=S2UzNVp1UFA0Wk5VWmQvSFN3b3VWZz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 833 0146 0463 Password: 251535.

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, February 02, 2021. The email must contain the person’s full name, city of residence, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made. If the comment is specific to an item appearing on the agenda, the person may be invited to speak (or the comments will be read) when the City Council is considering that individual item.  Speakers 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.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of African American History Month Click to View
 
2.   Presentation and discussion on the development of a City Facility Naming Policy Click to View
 
G.   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
December 1, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
December 15, 2020
Click to View
 
c.   City Council Meeting Minutes
January 5, 2021
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider confirmation of John Davis to the Citizens Police Advisory Commission Click to View
 
b.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and addendum to engage TriStem to perform a contingency-based audit of 911 fees due to the City by landline and wireless telephone providers. Click to View
 
c.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Gomez Floor Covering, Inc. in the amount of $56,563.50 and establish a total budget of $62,163.50 for flooring services at the Fire Station No. 2/Fire Administration Building. Click to View
 
d.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a construction contract with K. Tillman Construction, LLC and establish a total project budget (construction and contingency) in the amount of $81,510 for the Senior Center Floor Renovation Project. Click to View
 
H.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
I.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider Preliminary Plat P-325-20; Homestead at Daniel Farms Phase Two (2). Located south of Danieldale Road and West of Westmoreland Road. Consisting of 112 residential lots and containing 36.46 acres. Applicant and Owner Chad Adams. Click to View
 
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in a not to exceed amount of $200,000 for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Phase lI.  Click to View
 
3.  
Consider authorizing the City Manager to submit CARES Act funding requests to Dallas County to support COVID-19 relief programs in the areas of marketing, business support, food assistance, WiFi access, vaccination assistance and COVID-19 related costs incurred by the City of DeSoto. 
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J.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
K.   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, January 28, 2021 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two (2) 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 U-verses 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 99 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 or 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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