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's Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Crystal Chism
Councilmember Letitia Hughes
DATE:  Tuesday, September 21, 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.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discussion of enacting a responsible banking ordinance Click to View
4.   Presentation on recommendations related to the process for creating and procuring a public art mural in recognition of social justice and diversity in DeSoto Click to View
1.   Invocation by:  Apostle Tweedy Thomas, The Village United Methodist Church
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Crystal Chism
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.   Continuance of Presentation on recommendations related to the process for creating and procuring a public art mural in recognition of social justice and diversity in DeSoto Click to View
2.   Presentation of August 2021 Financial Report Click to View
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.   Proclamation in recognition of National Clean Energy Week. 
b.   Confirmation of Michael Baldwin to the DeSoto Development Corporation Click to View
c.   Consider a Resolution supporting the nomination of Michael Hurtt to serve as the Suburban Cities' Representative on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Click to View
d.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction services agreement with AUI Partners, LLC in the amount of $477,296.40 (construction and contingency) to provide renovation services for the Recreation Restroom Renovation Project Click to View
e.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a facilities maintenance contract with CEC Facilities Group in the annual cost amount of $272,022.40 for a 1-year term with three 1-year renewal options Click to View
f.   Consider a Resolution approving the negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid-Tex Division regarding the company's 2021 Rate Review Mechanism (RRM) Filing Click to View
g.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute renewal contracts for employee medical, dental, life, and vision insurance products at the quoted rates for Plan Year 2022 Click to View
h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute the purchase of a Spartan Pumper Fire Truck From Metro Fire in the purchase contract amount of $816,000 Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1448-21 to amend Planned Development-134 (PD-134) with base zoning of Single Family Attached (SFA) to allow for some deviations regarding the number of proposed units. The property is located on 715 and 735 E. Belt Line Road and consists of 9.7 acres. Applicant/Owner: Dave Martin Click to View
2.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the 2021 Assessment Rate for the Stillwater Canyon Public Improvement District, the Five-Year Plan and FY 2021-2022 Budget, and levy a Special Assessment Click to View
3.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the 2021 Assessment Rate for the Candle Meadow Public Improvement District, the Five-Year Plan and FY 2021-2022 Budget, and levy a Special Assessment Click to View
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider adopting an Ordinance authorizing Impact Fees for water, wastewater, and roadway facilities located within the City limits and service area boundaries Click to View
5.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance adopting the FY 2022 Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, Business Plan, Civil Service Roster, and Setting Certain Fees for FY 2021-2022 Pursuant to Article VII of the City of Desoto Charter
6.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance levying ad valorem taxes for FY 2022 Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider allocating $1 million in DeSoto's share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the purpose of addressing educational disparities and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an interlocal agreement with the DeSoto Independent School District for tutoring services to achieve this priority 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.  Action as a result of Executive Session
Click to View

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:  Thursday, September 16, 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 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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