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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, January 19, 2021

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://us02web.zoom.us/j/81651437420?pwd=bHZJUnpkVXptMkU3V2ZibG5kS2h6dz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799
Webinar ID: 816 5143 7420 Passcode: 608835
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkBTl3SOL

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, January 19, 2021. The email must contain the person's full name, city of residence, 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.   Liaison Updates
 
4.   Discussion regarding potential changes to the Over-65 Homestead Exemption Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Stephen Nash, Mt. 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/81651437420?pwd=bHZJUnpkVXptMkU3V2ZibG5kS2h6dz09
or by telephone (346) 248-7799, Webinar ID 816 5143 7420 Password: 608835.

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, January 19, 2021. The email must contain the person’s full name, city of residence, and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made. 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.
 
E.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of December 2020 Financial Report Click to View
 
2.   Presentation to provide a community update regarding the COVID-19 vaccination plan. 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 Special Meeting Minutes
November 23, 2020
Click to View
 
b.   City Council Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2020
Click to View
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Consider an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of DeSoto ordering a General Election to be held on May 2, 2020 in the City of DeSoto for the purpose of electing a Councilmember for Place 6 and Councilmember for Place 7; designating polling places; ordering notices of election to be given; authorizing the Mayor to execute a Joint Election Agreement and Election Services Contract 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 amending the Code of Ordinances to Amend Chapter 13, Articles and Subsections comprising the Industrial Waste and Pollution Regulations. Click to View
 
c.   Consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, endorsing the implementation of a Continuing Pretreatment Program and adopting an Enforcement Response Plan as required by 40 CFR 403 for the Ten Mile Creek Regional Wastewater System. Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
No items scheduled for this agenda.
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
 
1.   Consider a Resolution of No Objection to NRP Group's proposed Bolton Flats Tax Credit Housing Development Click to View
 
2.   Consider a Resolution to accept CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Implementation of the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program to assist DeSoto residents in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Click to View
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   The City Council shall 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 within the City of DeSoto, Texas.
 
Action as a result of Executive Session.
Click to View
 
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, January 14, 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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