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, January 4, 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.

Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
             
A. WORK SESSION
 
 
1. Review of Master Calendar of Events and Special Meetings
 
2. Review of Regular Agenda items
 
3.   Presentation and discussion of artist awardees and projects from the Art Commission's DeSoto Artist Lab grant process
 
B. REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER
 
1. Invocation by:  Apostle Tweedy Thomas, God is Ministry
 
2. Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Councilmember Letitia Hughes
 
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 honoring School Board Recognition Month
 
2.   Presentation on upcoming changes to the Police Department's Rapid Deployment Policy following review by the Citizens Police Advisory Committee
 
3.   Presentation of November 2021 Financial Report
 
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.   Confirmation of appointment of Melanie Joshua to the Domestic Violence Advisory Commission
 
b.   Recognition of Proclamation honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Upsilon Lambda Omega Founder's Day and 25th Anniversary Celebration
 
c.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Zone Industries DBA Precision Pump System in an amount not-to-exceed $250,000 for the purchase of three vertical turbine pumps and motors for the Hampton Road Pump Station Rehabilitation Project
 
d.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a purchase contract for two vehicles in the amount of $63,014.96 from Sam Pack's Five-Star Ford for vehicles identified in the FY 2022 Vehicle Replacement Program
 
e.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a purchase contract for six vehicles in the amount of $337,852.64 from Sam Pack's Five-Star Ford for vehicles identified in the FY 2022 Vehicle Replacement Program
 
f.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Nelco for renovating and equipping the City's Government Access Studio in an amount not-to-exceed $135,000
 
g.   Consider an Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Adopted Budget
   i. General Fund - Increase expenditures by $50,000 for Fourth Weekend Entertainment Series
 
h.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Open Gov Inc. for the leasing of financial software and for support services with an effective date of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023
 
i.   Consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Crowder Gulf for stand-by disaster debris removal, reduction, and disposal services
 
G. PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
1. No items scheduled for this agenda
 
H. REGULAR AGENDA - New Business
 
1.   Consider making and approving a nomination to cast DeSoto's vote for the runoff election of the Suburban Cities' Representative to the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors and authorizing the Mayor to submit an Official Runoff Ballot Resolution for the approved nominee. (Nominees are Mr. Michael Hurtt and Mr. Brett Franks)
 
I. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION
 
1.   a. 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 Zelda

b. The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, Personnel Matters, to discuss and consider the duties of the City Secretary

c.  Actions as a result of Executive Sessions
 
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, December 30, 2021 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.