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DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
Jim Baugh Government Center
DeSoto City Hall       211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115    (972) 230-9646
Mayor Rachel L. Proctor
Mayor Pro Tem Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Crystal Chism
Councilmember Letitia Hughes
DATE:  Tuesday, August 3, 2021


WORK SESSION:   5:00pm Council Chambers


REGULAR SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers
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.

DeSoto City Council Meetings are open to the public; however, since space is limited and citizens are encouraged to view the
meetings online rather than in person due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Citizens attending in-person are
asked to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from other members of the public, City Council and staff. The meeting will be
live-streamed on DeSoto's website at www.desototexas.gov for those wanting to view the meeting online.

Citizens not attending in person, but who wish to address the City Council during Citizen Appearances or during a Public
Hearing, must submit their request to appear virtually via email to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov. Virtual appearance requests regarding this agenda
must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The email must contain the person's name, city of residence, phone number
and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.  A virtual meeting link will be sent by email to requestors no later than 5:00pm on the day of the meeting.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Discussion of Boards & Commissions application process recommendations Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Rodney Singleton, Christ Point Community Church
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
 
C.   ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
 
 
1.  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.

2.  Liaison Updates
 
D.   CITIZEN APPEARANCES
 
 
The City Council invites citizens to address the Council on any topic not already scheduled for Public Hearing.  Citizens wishing to speak should complete a "Citizen Comment Card" and present it to the City Secretary or return to the Ambassador table prior to the meeting.  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.

Citizens not attending in person, but who wish to address the City Council during Citizen Appearances or during a Public
Hearing, must submit their request to appear virtually via email to: citizencomments@desototexas.gov. Virtual appearance requests regarding this agenda must be received by 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The email must contain the person's name, city of residence, phone number and the agenda item(s) for which comments will be made.  A virtual meeting link will be sent by email to requestors no later than 5:00pm on the day of the meeting.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
 
E.   PRESENTATIONS
 
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 a Resolution to cancel the October 5, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting Click to View
 
b.  
Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of DeSoto and TJCS Limited for the purchase of real property located at 1019 North Hampton Road by the City of DeSoto.
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c.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Adopted Budget
    i.  General Fund - Transferring $101,021 from the Development Services Department to the Police Department related to the Rental Registration Program
   ii.  Equipment Replacement Fund - Increase revenues and expenditures by $27,400 for vehicles to be replaced through insurance proceeds
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G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider a Resolution of the City Council of the City of DeSoto, Texas, approving and adopting the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan, authorizing submission of the Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and authorizing the Mayor to sign the funding approval agreement as required for participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program. 
 
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H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider a Resolution accepting the 2021 Tax Year Appraisal Roll submitted by the Dallas Central Appraisal District. Click to View
 
2.   Take a record vote on the proposed tax rate of 0.701554 (70.1554 cents) for FY2021-2022 and set the dates for the Public Hearings on the Budget to be held on September 7, 2021 and September 21, 2021. 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  athomas@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, July 29, 2021 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two (2) hours after said meeting was convened.

 





Alicia Thomas, Interim 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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