DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Conference Room and City Council Chamber
Jim Baugh Government Center
DeSoto City Hall       211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115    (972) 230-9646
Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan
Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Proctor
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Dick North 
Councilmember Candice Quarles
Councilmember Kenzie Moore III

DATE:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  5:00pm Council Conference Room

(Immediately followed by)
WORK SESSION:   Council Conference Room

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.
1.   a.  The Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.087(2) of the Texas Government Code to deliberate economic development incentives with Cedar Crest Development Company for a future project to be located along Hampton and Belt Line Road.

b.  The Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to consider the following purchases of property within the City of DeSoto: Property generally located on Hampton Road and other property within the Hampton Road Corridor in the City of DeSoto.

c.  Action(s) as a result of Executive Sessions.
1.   Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
2.   Review of Regular Agenda items
3.   Discuss and consider an appointment(s) to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
4.   Update of the STAR Transit Program Click to View
1.   Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department
2.   Invocation by:  Pastor Michael Mitchell, Church on the Hill
3.   Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Proctor
4.   Introduction of Ambassador:  Jerry Hicklen, IT Department
1.   Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of National Information Technology (IT) Professionals Day Click to View
2.   Presentation by the Police Department of newly promoted Corporal Bryan Ziegler Click to View
3.   Presentation of the August  2018 Monthly 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
a.   City Council Meeting minutes dated August 21, 2018 Click to View
b.   City Council Special Meeting minutes dated August 23, 2018 Click to View
c.   City Council Special Meeting minutes dated August 27, 2018 Click to View
d.   Civil Service Commission Meeting minutes dated June 4, 2018 Click to View
e.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes dated July 11, 2018 Click to View
f.   DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation Meeting Minutes dated August 2, 2018 Click to View
g.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Meeting Minutes dated January 4, 2018 Click to View
h.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Meeting minutes dated February 1, 2018 Click to View
i.   DeSoto Public Library Advisory Board Meeting minutes dated March 1, 2018 Click to View
2.   Other Items
a.   Consider confirmation of John McCalib to the Park Development Corporation Click to View
b.   Consider confirmation of LaToya Boyd to the Veterans Affairs Committee Click to View
c.   Consider confirmation of Phoebe Giglotti to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Click to View
d.   Consider confirmation of Brooke Reynolds to the Library Advisory Board Click to View
e.   Consider confirmation of reappointment of Aurthur Busby by the City Manager to the Civil Service Commission Click to View
f.   Consider a contract agreement for consultant services by JQUAD Planning Group for the FY 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant Program, for an amount not to exceed $94,000. Click to View
g.   Consider a resolution approving a negotiated settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., mid-tex division regarding the company's 2018 rate review mechanism filings. Click to View
h.   Consider an Inter-local  Purchasing Cooperative Agreement between the City of DeSoto and the Town of Sunnyvale, Texas for the Town of Sunnyvale, Texas. Click to View
1.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1374-18; an amendment to Planned Development-168 (PD-168) regarding changes to the Site Plan, Landscape Plan, Elevation and revised deviations; and adopting Ordinance. The property is located to the east of Westmoreland Road and approximately 200 feet south of Belt Line Road; consisting of three (3) lots and containing approximately ten acres. Applicant: Grant Robinson; Property Owner: SECBW Partners, LLC. Click to View
2.   Consider Zoning Case Z-1383-18; an amendment to PD-147 to allow Solar Turbine to use Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) on the facades of existing and future buildings within their property; and adopting Ordinance. This property is located at 215 Centre Park Boulevard, which is north of Centre Park Boulevard, and east of Kestrel Avenue; consisting of one (1) lot and containing approximately seventeen acres. Applicant: Trey Taylor; Property owner: Solar Turbine. Click to View
G.   REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
1.   Consider an Ordinance adopting the Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018, and ending September 30, 2019; adopting the 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), adopting The 2018-2019 Business Plan, and amending the Base and Volume Rate Charge For Water Service Fees, amending the Base and Volume Charge For Sewer Service Fees. Click to View
2.   Consider and take a separate vote to ratify a property tax revenue increase as reflected in the FY 2018-2019 Annual Operating Budget when compared to the FY 2017-2018 Annual Operating Budget; this budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $2,020,130, which is an 7.11% increase from last year’s budget and, of that amount, $894,668 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year. Click to View
3.   Consider an Ordinance setting the Tax Rate and Levying the Ad Valorem Taxes for the 2018 Tax Year. Click to View
The Citizen Appearances portion of the Agenda is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council on any subject. However, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot discuss issues raised or make any decision at this time. Issues raised may be referred to City Staff for research and possible future action.
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.

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:  Friday, September 14, 2018 by 6:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two hours after said meeting was convened.


Kisha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary
DeSoto City Council Meeting are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website Government Access Channel 16 available to Time Warner 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 at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. following the live broadcast.  Question regarding the broadcast schedules 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. Questions regarding the Internet viewing of these meetings should be directed to the Office of the City Secretary at 972-230-9646.


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