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, June 21, 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 for those wanting to view the meeting online.

Time limit is 3 minutes per speaker.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Presentation and discussion on Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) services and the transition process for Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC) Click to View
1.   Invocation by:  Pastor Darrell W. Pryor - New Covenant Missionary Baptist 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.   Presentation of proclamation honoring the Juneteenth Holiday Click to View
2.   Presentation of proclamation to Mary Lois School of Dance honoring their 50th anniversary Click to View
3.   Presentation of the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association's 2022 Rising Star Award to DeSoto's new Director of Human Resources and Civil Service Denae Greenly. Click to View
4.   Presentation and discussion of the Phase I results of the redistricting analysis report following population changes in DeSoto as from the 2020 Census data Click to View
5.   Presentation of Financial Report May 2022 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
a.   Regular City Council Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2022
Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Recognition of proclamation honoring National Homeowner's Month Click to View
b.   Recognition of proclamation honoring Park and Recreation Month Click to View
c.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Adopted Budget appropriating an additional $25,000 to the General Fund to purchase batting cages with the expenditure being offset by donations received Click to View
d.   Consider an Ordinance amending the FY 2021-2022 Adopted Budget appropriating an additional $364,000 for the BMX Park Restroom and Concessions Project at Grimes Park Click to View
e.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-20221 Adopted Budget appropriating an additional $8,080 to the Parks Maintenance Fund with expenditures offset by insurance settlement revenue Click to View
f.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Adopted Budget appropriating a additional $60,421 in the Police Department Seized Funds Fund for K-9 equipment to be paid from fund balance Click to View
g.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Adopted Budget appropriating an additional $12,318 in the Police Grant Fund for patrol equipment to be paid from fund balance Click to View
h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Gracon Construction, Inc. in the amount of $6,950,267 with a total contract budget of $7,645,294 for the renewal and replacement of the Hampton Road Pump Station Project Click to View
i.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Reynolds Asphalt & Construction Co. in the amount of $1,800,030.50 and establish a total contract budget of $1,962,033.25 for the 2020 Street Reconstruction Project Click to View
j.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with No-DigTec, LLC in the amount of $2,095,219.30 and establish a total contract budget in the amount of $2,346,645.62 for Phase 1 of the 2021 Water/Wastewater Renovation and Replacement Project Click to View
k.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. in a not-to-exceed amount of $75,000 for general plan review and inspection services Click to View
l.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a purchase contract with Caldwell County Chevrolet in the amount of $85,883 to purchase a new truck for the Fire Marshal Click to View
m.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute purchase contracts with Applied Concepts, Inc. (dba Stalker Radar) of Richardson, Texas in the total not-to-exceed amount of $400,000 for the purchase of fixed radar driver feedback speed signs Click to View
n.   Consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 12 titled "Traffic and Vehicles" by amending Article 12.500 titled "Speed Restrictions" by amending Section 12.503 titled "School Zones" by establishing a School Zone on a portion of E. Belt Line Road (FM 1382) during designated times Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for Zoning Case Z-1474-22; zoning change request from Single Family 10 (SF-10) to Planned Development (PD) with a base zoning of Single Family 10 (SF-10) with deviations. The property in question is located at 700 and 740 W. Parkerville Road; legally described as the William A. Forgy Survey, Abstract 464, Tract 1; consisting of 1 lot and 12.27 acres. The applicant is JDJR Engineers & Consultants, Inc and the property owner is Silver Bay Group. Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider a Resolution authorizing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation for the design, acquisition, construction and improvements of certain public works, authorizing distribution of preliminary official statement relating to such series of certificates, and authorizing certain other matters relating thereto Click to View
2.   Consider a Resolution adopting criteria for use in redistricting the City of DeSoto based on the 2020 Census 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, June 16, 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 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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