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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, March 1, 2022


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.
 
             
A.   WORK SESSION
 
 
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Presentation and discussion on DeSoto's utility billing and meter reading processes Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Crystal Chism
 
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.

Time limit is 3 minutes per speaker.
 
E.   PRESENTATIONS
 
1.   Recognition of TML Certified Municipal Official designation for Councilmember Dinah Marks Click to View
 
2.   Recognition of Fire Department promotions for Fire Marshal Brandon Freeman and EMS Division Chief Bryan Whitacre Click to View
 
3.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to Raegan Francis Click to View
 
4.   Presentation of proclamation honoring COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day Click to View
 
5.   Presentation of proclamation in honor of National Read Across America Day Click to View
 
6.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to the Girls' Basketball Coach Andrea Robinson Click to View
 
7.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to the DeSoto ISD Track Coach Villers Click to View
 
8.   Presentation of Mayoral Commendation to the Boy's Basketball Coach Richard Bacon Click to View
 
9.   Presentation of community partners assisting in providing food, supplies, and presents to the DeSoto community during the 2021 Holiday Season Click to View
 
10.   Presentation from Augustine regarding the development of a revised brand and logo for the City 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 Robert Powers to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
 
b.   Recognition of proclamation honoring American Red Cross Month Click to View
 
c.   Consider a Resolution to cancel the March 14, 2022 Special City Council Meeting Click to View
 
d.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Lina T. Ramey and Associates, Inc. (LTRA) in a not-to-exceed amount of $74,905.00 for the design of the Danieldale Road Improvement Project Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct a public hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1468-21 to amend PD-20 to approve a Site Plan for a proposed hotel with deviations. The property is located at 1211 E. Wintergreen Road (northside) and consists of approximately 2.4 acres. The applicant is Wintergreen Hospitality LLC and the owner is Vijay Descei. Click to View
 
2.   Conduct a public hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1469-21 to consider a Specific Use Permit (SUP) for a Business School (beauty school) in the General Retail (GR) zoning district. The property is located at 1615 N. Hampton Road, Suite 100, DeSoto, Texas. The applicant is Ashley Yeldell, and the owner is Hampton Clocktower Property LLC. Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider approval of DeSoto's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Click to View
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   No items 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, February 24, 2022 by 7:00 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 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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