DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Chamber
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, October 19, 2021

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.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Presentation and discussion of establishing a subcommittee to encourage community participation and outreach for City of DeSoto Municipal Elections Click to View
4.   Presentation and discussion of the City's potential participation in the Global Opioid Settlement coordinated through the Office of the Attorney General of Texas Click to View
1.   Invocation by:  Dr. Alonzo Nightingale, Sr., Freedom Missionary Baptist Church
2.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Letitia Hughes
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.   Presentation of proclamation in recognition of National Principals Month Click to View
2.   Recognition for Elias Jalkh as the Nice Public Safety 2021 Technician of the Year. Click to View
3.   Presentation on upcoming changes to the Police Department's Deployment of Less Lethal and Non-Lethal Force and Use of Force by Detention Officers policies following review by the Citizens Police Advisory Committee. Click to View
4.   Presentation of September 2021 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 Indigenous Peoples' Day Click to View
b.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring National Disability Employment Awareness Month
c.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring National Women's Business Month
d.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring Down Syndrome Awareness month
e.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring Clergy Appreciation Month
f.   Consider approving a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to advance the City's Moseley Pool Renovation Project account with $2,000,000 from the General Fund to be reimbursed from proceeds of future Certificates of Obligation as provided for in the City's FY 2022 Budget and in accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements. Click to View
g.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Verizon Wireless for cellular and data services in the amount of $133,200 Click to View
h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a purchase contract with Dell, Inc for the purchase of 106 computers at a total cost of $196,971.40 Click to View
i.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Bound Tree Medical, LLC in the amount of $95,000 for medical supplies and medications for FY 2022 Click to View
j.   Consider authorizing the DeSoto Development Corporation to negotiate and execute a Facade Grant Agreement with Above Reproach Boutique in the amount of $1,487.50 as approved by the DeSoto Development Corporation Board on September 27, 2021 Click to View
k.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending article 3.1800 titled "International Residential Code" by amending Section 103 titled "Building Inspections Department City of DeSoto" by amending Section R105.2 titled "Work Exempt from Permit" by deleting exemption 5 under sub-title "Building" to remove sidewalks and driveways from the City's list of exemptions.  Click to View
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance for a Zoning Case Z-1450-21 with zoning of General Retail (GR) to allow for a Safety Training school by a Special Use Permit-297 (SUP-297). The property is located on 511 S. Interstate 35 E and consists of 4.52 acres. Applicant: Robert J. Guinee Jr. and Property Owner: Sylvia Sanchez Click to View
2.   Conduct a Public Hearing and consider an Ordinance to amend Section 10.4 “Public Hearing and Notice” by adding additional requirements for courtesy notifications to property owners between 200 feet and 300 feet of a proposed zoning change; Section 36 “Use Chart” by adding and revising uses; Section 43 Supplemental Regulations by adding regulations for Smoking Paraphernalia Establishments, Electronic Cigarette Establishments, and Small Discount Variety Stores; and Appendix A-3 “Definitions” by adding definitions for Electronic Cigarette Establishments, Electronic or Digital Smoking Device, and Small Discount Variety Stores, and by revising definitions of Retail Tobacco Shop, Smoking Paraphernalia Establishment, Accessory Retail or Service (Incidental in Office districts) and Retail or Service, Incidental of the Zoning Ordinance. Click to View
H.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider authorizing the DeSoto Development Corporation to negotiate and execute a restated and amended Incentive Agreement between the DeSoto Development Corporation and Global Industrial Distribution Inc. as approved by the DeSoto Development Corporation Board on September 27, 2021 Click to View
2.   Consider directing the City Manager to allocate American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to the following pandemic relief and infrastructure programs in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury guidelines and to amend the FY 2022 Budget in accordance with these amounts:
  1. Westmoreland and Hampton Road Pump Stations Electrical Reliability Project ($3 million)
  2. Stormwater Sewer and Conveyance System Upgrades Project ($1 million)
  3. Student Tutoring Program ($1 million)
  4. Premium Pay for Essential Workers ($2 million)
  5. Gunshot Detection Technology Project ($300,000)
Click to View
3.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with Glenn Campbell Engineering, L.P. in a not-to-exceed amount of $108,980 for the design of Shoreline Drainage Project Click to View
4.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to amend CARES Act funding allocations to Dallas County to support existing COVID-19 relief programs to ensure the timely expenditure of grant funding Click to View
5.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Sponsorship Agreement with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce 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, October 14, 2021 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two (2) hours after said meeting was convened.


Alicia Thomas, Interim 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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