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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, November 16, 2021


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers


REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm 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.

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.   Presentation and discussion of potential future trail connectivity projects with the City of Dallas Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Stephen Nash, Mt. Horeb
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Dinah Marks
 
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.  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.
 
E.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of National GIS Day Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Women Entrepreneurship Day Click to View
 
3.   Presentation of Award of Excellence Awards for Food Establishments Click to View
 
4.   Presentation on upcoming changes to the Police Department's Bias Based Policing policy following review by the Citizens Police Advisory Committee Click to View
 
5.   Presentation of the October 2021 Financial Report 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
 
2.   Other Items
 
a.   Confirmation of reappointment of LaSonya Flowers-Ivory to the Arts Commission Click to View
 
b.   Confirmation of reappointment of James Adams to the Arts Commission Click to View
 
c.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Giving Tuesday Click to View
 
d.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Epilepsy Awareness Month Click to View
 
e.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Adoption Month Click to View
 
f.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Click to View
 
g.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute all necessary documents with Texas Standard Construction for contingency work associated with the Chattey Road Reconstruction Project for an additional $150,000 and a total project budget not to exceed $6,632,452. Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1454-21 to rezone property from Single Family-12 (SF-12) and Commercial-1 (C-1) zoning to Planned Development-189 (PD-189) with base zoning Single Family-8 (SF-8) with some deviations and Commercial-1(C-1). The property is located at 900 East Parkerville Road and 1100 Sherry Lane on 29.33 acres. Applicant: Bannister Engineering, LLC and Property Owner: Harlan Properties Inc. Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider approval of Preliminary Plat (P-329-21) for Homestead East, Phase 1. The property is generally located at the southwest corner West Danieldale Road and North Westmoreland Road.  Applicant: Wildwood Development Co Ltd./Homestead East Land LLC and Property Owner: Wildwood Development Co Ltd. Click to View
 
2.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 10 titled “Subdivision Regulations” by amending general provisions regarding platting, replatting, planned development regulations, construction plan approval, issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy, and streets and drainage regulations Click to View
 
3.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 12 titled "Traffic and Vehicles" by amending Article 12.600 titled "Parking and Standing" by adding Nora Lane and Priscilla Lane to resident parking only zones during designated hours to coincide with official school days for the DeSoto Independent School District Click to View
 
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to perform all actions and negotiate and execute all necessary documents with STAR Transit related to transit service model changes transitioning from a fixed route model to offering a Microtransit model in the form of same-day flexible service known as STARNow operated by STAR Transit Click to View
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
 
1.   No Executive Session scheduled for this agenda.
 
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, November 11, 2021 by 1:00 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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