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, February 15, 2022

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.   Presentation and discussion on the redistricting process and schedule following release of the 2020 Census data Click to View
1.   Invocation by: Minister Jeremiah Austin, Community Missionary Baptist 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.   Recognition of Fire Department promotions for Fire Marshal Brandon Freeman and EMS Division Chief Bryan Whitacre Click to View
Recognition of Tamara Bell on graduating from the Certified Public Safety Executive Course through the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
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3.   Recognition of TMLI Certificate of Achievement for Continuing Education for Councilmember Crystal Chism Click to View
4.   Presentation of proclamation in honor of National Caregiver Day Click to View
5.   Presentation of January 2022 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.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring National School Counseling Week Click to View
b.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Development Agreement with Jose Sarinana in the amount not-to-exceed $76,000 for the purpose of extending the City's sewer line to already constructed properties on Gannon Lane as part of the Developer's project to provide a sewer line to new homes being constructed, and directing the City Manager to submit a budget amendment to the Public Utilities Fund in the amount of $76,000  Click to View
Consider authorizing the DeSoto Development Corporation Executive Director to negotiate and execute a Facade Grant Agreement with Kidz N Heart in the amount of $1,550 as approved by the DeSoto Development Corporation Board on October 25, 2021
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1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1466-21 to a change the zoning from Light Industrial to Planned Development-139 (PD-139) to allow a Commercial Trade School (truck driving school) on the property in question. The property is located at 1801 Kestrel Avenue and consists of 5.65 acres. The applicant is Andrea Saavedra and the owner is Leonard Lewis. Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider approval of Preliminary Plat P-330-21; Summit Parks, Phase Three. Located north of Belt Line Road and northwest of Newpark Circle and consists of 45 residential lots and 2 common area lots and contains 31.2 acres. Applicant and Property Owner: Blackstone Park, LLC. Click to View
2.   Consider authorizing the DeSoto Development Corporation Executive Director to negotiate and execute a Facade Grant Incentive Agreement with Valente 901 Polk, Inc in an amount not-to-exceed $217,500 for the Townsend Square Shopping Center as approved by the DeSoto Development Corporation Board on January 24, 2022 Click to View
3.   Consider accepting the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Strategic Plan as recommended by Keep DeSoto Beautiful Board Click to View
1.   a.  The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the annual review of the City Manager.

b.  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:  Thursday, February 10, 2022 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two (2) hours after said meeting was convened.


Alicia Thomas, 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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