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, April 5, 2022

WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Chambers

REGULAR SESSION:   7:00pm Council Chambers
(Executive Session immediately 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 of promoting community events hosted by individual Council Members when not sponsored by the City and allocations for Council Member travel and meetings Click to View
4.   Presentation and discussion of the proposed demolition of City-owned buildings along the Hampton Road Corridor to further opportunities for economic development Click to View
1.   Invocation by: Paster Derek Jacobs, The Village Church
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.

Time limit is 3 minutes per speaker.
1.   If necessary, continued presentation and discussion of Work Session Agenda Item #4 regarding the proposed demolition of City-owned buildings along the Hampton Road Corridor to further opportunities for economic development Click to View
2.   Presentation by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce on organizational updates through March 2022 Click to View
3.   FY 2022 Q2 Update provided by the DeSoto Development Corporation   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.   Confirmation of appointment of Brandee Jones to the Building & Standards Commission Click to View
b.   Confirmation of appointment of LaShonda Burnett to the Building and Standards Commission Click to View
c.   Confirmation of appointment of Brandon Lewis to the Building & Standards Commission Click to View
d.   Confirmation of appointment of Jerome Lacy to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
e.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Autism Month Click to View
f.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month Click to View
g.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month Click to View
h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Rogers Architects PLLC in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to update the Nance Farm Master Plan and direct the City Manager to prepare a budget amendment for the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund for that purpose Click to View
i.   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 $300,000 and a total contract amount not to exceed $6,857,452 Click to View
j.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute Amendments No. 5 and 6 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Freese and Nichols, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $179,960 for the design of the Westmoreland Road Expansion Project  Click to View
k.   Consider acceptance of the Phase I Hampton Road Streetscape Master Plan Click to View
l.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional service contract with Halff Associates, Inc. for the creation of a character-based zoning district for the Hampton Road Corridor in an amount not-to-exceed $215,000 Click to View
m.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an Agreement for Professional Services with Halff Associates, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $2,902,600 for design services for the Hampton Road Redevelopment Project from Pleasant Run Road to Belt Line Road Click to View
n.   Consider authorizing the DeSoto Development Corporation (DDC) Director to negotiate and execute an infrastructure grant with Solar Turbines, Inc. in the amount of $500,000 as approved by the DDC Board of Directors at its February 28, 2022 meeting Click to View
o.   Consider approving an Ordinance amending the FY 2022 Adopted Budget Click to View
p.   Consider approval of Preliminary Plat P-331-22; Homestead East Phase 2, located approximately 400 feet south of Danieldale Road and west of Westmoreland, consisting of 54 residential lots and two common area lots, and containing 18.01 acres. Applicant: Chad Adams and property Owner: Thomas Gaubert Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1465-21 to amend PD-20 to approve a Site Plan for a proposed hotel with deviations. The property is located at 1600 N I-35 E and consists of approximately 2.12 acres. The applicant is Nick Patel and the owners are Danieldale 35E No 2 Ltd. and Robson 35W Investors LP. Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with SmithGroup Architectural Firm for the amount of $3,643,421 to provide architectural and engineering services for the indoor Aquatic & Recreation Center at McCowan Park Click to View
1.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.087 Economic Development Deliberation to deliberate the offer or other financial incentives for Project Maple

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, March 31, 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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