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, September 7, 2021

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(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.

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 for those wanting to view the meeting online.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of potential regulations for small discount variety stores Click to View
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Derek Jacobs, The Village United Methodist Church
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Dinah Marks
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
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. 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.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
1.   Proclamation In Honor of Constitution Week presented by the Old Chisholm Trail Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution.  Click to View
2.   Proclamation in recognition of Corey Borner Day
3.   Proclamation in recognition of 9/11 Anniversary
4.   Proclamation in recognition of the Latino Heritage Festival
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.   Confirmation of Carlos White to the DeSoto Development Corporation
b.   Confirmation of Latosha Herron to the DeSoto Development Corporation
c.   Confirmation of Lonice Stoker to the DeSoto Development Corporation
d.   Consider a proclamation honoring Black Philanthropy Month (August)
e.   Consider a proclamation in recognition of Labor Day
f.   Consider a Resolution to cancel the December 21, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting Click to View
Consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1436-21 for a specific use permit (SUP-296) to allow an accessory structure located at 1000 West Parkerville Road containing one (1) lot and consisting of 3.02 acres. The applicant and owner is Jesus Manzano. The property is currently zoned Agricultural.
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h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a purchase contract to expend an additional $15,000 for the purchase of bulk liquid chlorine and ammonia from DCC Inc. in a total contract amount of $60,675. Click to View
i.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Lina T. Ramey and Associates, Inc. (LTRA) in a not-to-exceed amount of $28,185 for the Danieldale Road Project.  Click to View
j.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Dal-Tech Engineering, Inc. in a not-to-exceed amount of $188,727 for the 2021 Street Reconstruction Project. Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1442-21 to change Zoning from Single Family 10 (SF-10) to a Planned Development-187 (PD-187) with a base zoning of Single Family-9 (SF-9) and Single Family-8 (SF-8). The property is located at 340 S. Parks Dr consisting of one (1) lot of 4.3472 acres. Applicant: S. Gabriel Epko and Property Owner: S. Gabriel Epko Click to View
2.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance granting an SUP for Zoning Case Z-1428-20 for a Specific Use Permit (SUP 295) for an Automobile Repair Shop, Major. The property in question is located at 717 and 721 Franklin Street, and consists of three (3) lots and 0.825 acres.  The applicant and owner is Miguel Giron.  Click to View
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1449-21 for a change in zoning from Single Family-12 (SF-12) to a Planned Development-186 (PD-186) for Single Family-12, Single Family-9, Single Family-8 and Multi-Family uses. The property is located at 803 East Parkerville Road and contains four (4) lots consisting of 50.35 acres. Applicant is Michael Westfall and Property Owner is David Hargrove. Click to View
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1445-21 to change Zoning from General Retail (GR) to a Planned Development-188 (PD-188) with a base zoning of Single Family-8 (SF-8). The property is located at 1116 & 1112 West Belt Line Road and 100 South Elerson Road. Consisting of three (3) lots and containing 10.28 acres. Applicant: Nathan Thompson and Property Owner: Jorge Abreu Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manger to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with Reeder General Contractors, Inc., for the construction of Moseley Pool Expansion Project in the amount of $6,160,000. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute of a lease with DeSoto Independent School District for use of Northside Elementary Click to View
1.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session as authorized by Section 551.071, Texas Government Code, to consult with the attorney regarding pending litigation: DeSoto Economic Development Corp. v. Jeremiah Quarles, Cause No. DC-20-13536 in the 162nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

b.  The City Council shall convene into Executive Session pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Section 551.074:Personnel- to discuss the employment and applicants for the position of City Secretary.

c.  Action as a result of Executive Sessions
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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 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 and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Friday, September 3, 2021 by 12:30 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 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 ( ) at your convenience. 


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