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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, May 3, 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 the new City brand and logo recommendations from Augustine Click to View
 
B.   REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1.   Invocation by: Pastor Stephen Nash, Jr, Mt. Horeb- DeSoto
 
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 Public Works Week Click to View
 
2.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week & Month Click to View
 
3.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. 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.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day Proclamation Click to View
 
b.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Municipal Clerks Week Click to View
 
c.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Mental Health Awareness Month Click to View
 
d.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Older American Month Click to View
 
e.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Click to View
 
f.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Economic Development Week Click to View
 
G.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider Ordinance re-adopting Standards of Care that provides basic childcare regulations for recreation activities by the City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department Click to View
 
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider approving the new City brand and logo recommendations from Augustine Click to View
 
2.   Consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Animal Control, to add restrictions on tethering, require manure control for horses, and clarify the processes related to dangerous animals Click to View
 
3.   Consider an Ordinance defining the number of authorized Civil Service positions within the Police Department for each classification Click to View
 
4.   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 approving an Ordinance amending the FY 2022 Budget for the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund for that purpose Click to View
 
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
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, April 28, 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 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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