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, November 2, 2021

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers

(Executive Sessions 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.   Presentation on information related to the release of 2020 Census data for the City of DeSoto Click to View
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor John Binkley, Chaplain for the US Army
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
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.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of National Author's Day Click to View
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of National First Responders Day Click to View
3.   Presentation by Police Department of newly promoted Corporal Rederick Wooten. Click to View
4.   Presentation and Recognition of 2021 City of DeSoto Civic Academy Graduates.  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.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring Family Literacy Day Click to View
b.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring American Indian Heritage Month Click to View
c.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring National Veterans and Military Families Month Click to View
d.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Future Outdoors, LLC in the amount of $236,707 for the construction of a screening wall along the east side of Polk Street at Lynnwood Estates and approving a budget amendment in the amount of $6,707 from fund balance.  Click to View
e.   Consider a Resolution amending and approving $381,410 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding for the City’s Food Pantry Assistance Program Click to View
f.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amended Interlocal Agreement between Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Parkland Health & Hospital System and the City of DeSoto, Texas to provide licensed social work services for the DeSoto CARE Team and future amended agreements up to a 10% change in estimated cost without further City Council action Click to View
g.   Consider a Resolution adopting the Texas Term Sheet and its Intrastate Allocation Schedule regarding the global opioid settlement Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1452-21 to allow for an Auto Repair (Major) use by a Special Use Permit-299 (SUP-299) with zoning of Planned Development-139 (PD-139) and base zoning Light Industrial (LI). The property is located on 1616 Osprey Drive and consists of 0.716 acres. Applicant: Usman Choudhery and Property Owner: The Choudhery Family Trust Click to View
2.   Conduct a public hearing and consider a recommendation for Zoning Case Z-1455-21 to allow an electric service center by a Special Use Permit (SUP). The zoning for the property is General Retail (GR) and Planned Development-129 (PD-129). The property is located at 1220 E Pleasant Run Road and 17.83 acres. Applicant: Justin Loecker and Property Owner: Oncor Electric Delivery. Click to View
3.   Conduct a public hearing and consider a recommendation for Zoning Case Z-1456-21 to allow for a Restaurant, Drive Thru use by a Special Use Permit (SUP) on property located at 1018 E. Pleasant Run Road with zoning General Retail (GR) and consists of 0.266 acres. Applicant: Veronique Skinner and Property Owner: May James Company Inc. Click to View
4.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance to approve amendments to Section 39 titled “Landscape Requirements,” by deleting Subsection 39.8 titled “Tree Preservation” in its entirety and by adding a new Subsection 39.8 titled “Tree Mitigation” of the Zoning Code and by amending Appendix A-3 “Definitions” by adding new definitions of the Zoning Ordinance. Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with AECOM in a not-to-exceed amount of $160,000 for the Land Use and Market Study at various arterial intersection nodes throughout the City of DeSoto Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the Professional Services Contract with Teague, Nall & Perkins in the amount of $55,745.15 for project management services, which includes ratifying the previously expended amount of $45,745.15 and approving an additional $10,000 of professional services Click to View
3.   Consider a Resolution adopting updated DeSoto Financial Policies Click to View
1.   a.  City Council shall convene into executive session pursuant to Section 551.072, Real Estate, to deliberate the purchase, sale, lease or value of property located at 932 W. Pleasant Run Road.

b.  Action as a result of executive session.

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, October 28, 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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