DeSoto City Council Meeting Agenda
City Council Conference Room and City Council Chamber
DeSoto City Hall       211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115    (972) 230-9646
Mayor Carl Sherman
Mayor Pro Tem Denise Valentine
Councilmember Patricia Ledbetter
Councilmember Rachel Proctor 
Councilmember Sandy Respess
Councilmember Curtistene McCowan
Councilmember James Zander

DATE:  Tuesday, September 4, 2012


WORK SESSION:  6:00pm   Council Conference


REGULAR SESSION TIME:
  7:00pm    Council Chamber

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.
A.WO RK SESSION

1. Review of Master Agenda by City Manager.

2. Discussion of Regular Agenda items.

3. Consider a $10,000 grant for Texas Tournament Summer World Series from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund.

4. Presentation of the Parks and Leisure Services Department’s Accreditation Process.

5. Discussion of Buttons Place Finances.

B. REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

1. Invocation by: Jerry Raines, Hampton Road Baptist Church.

2. Pledge of Allegiance led by Councilmember Curtistene McCowan.

3. Ambassador: Corey Lawson, Construction Manager.

C. PRESENTATIONS

1. Presentation of Proclamation in recognition of Constitution Week.

D. 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 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 City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 08-21-12

Click Here to View D.1.a. 2012-08-21 City Council Meeting Minutes
 
b. Special Meeting - N/A

2. Acceptance of Board and Commission Minutes

a. Arts Commission - N/A

b. Building and Standards Commission - N/A

c. Civil Service Commission -N/A

d. DeSoto Economic Development - 07-12-12, 07-24-12

Click Here to View D.2.e. 2012-07-12 DEDC Meeting Minutes
 
Click Here to View D.2.e. 2012-07-24 DEDC Meeting Minutes
 
e. DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation - N/A

f. Keep DeSoto Beautiful - N/A

g. Library Advisory Board - N/A

h. Park Development Corporation - N/A

i. Planning and Zoning - N/A

j. Zoning Board of Adjustment - N/A

3. Other Items

a. Consider Board and Commission appointments.

b. Accept the Resignation of the City Secretary effective September 21, 2012.

Click Here to View D.3.b. Management Report
 
F. REGULAR AGENDA - New Business

3. Consider confirming the City Manager’s appointment of Mr. Jerry Duffield to the position of Fire Chief.

Click Here to View F.3. Management Report
 
4. Conduct Oath of Office for newly appointed Fire Chief.

E. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Consider Zoning Case Z-1245-12; a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an Ice House (Kiosk) at 714 East Pleasant Run Road; Applicant: Richard Rozier; Owner: Richard Rozier; and adopting Ordinance.

Click Here to View E.1. Managmenet Report
 
2. Consider a Budget and Assessment Rate for the Candle Meadow Public Improvement District (CMPID), the Five Year Plan, a Budget for FY 2012-2013, and Levy a Special Assessment for 2012 and adopting Ordinance.

Click Here to View E.2. Management Report
 
3. Conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed Budget, Tax Rate, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Work Plan for FY 2012-2013.

Click Here to View E.3. Management Report
 
F. REGULAR AGENDA - New Business

1. Consider authorizing the Mayor to execute a construction contract with Barson Utilities for a total project budget in the amount of $419,963.44, for Phase Three (3) of the Heath Creek Basin Wastewater Renovations Project.

2. Consider an Ordinance amending Chapter 12, Section 12.503 of the Code of Ordinances, to add a school zone at Honor Drive from Ray Avenue to Northside Elementary School North property line.

G. REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

H. CITIZEN APPEARANCES

I. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

J. ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION

K. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION

1. Executive Session: Pursuant to Section 551.074 Personnel Matters: Discuss the City Secretary Position.

2. Action resulting from the Executive Session.

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETING
The building in which the above meeting will be conducted is wheelchair accessible.  Access to the building and special parking are available at the primary west entrance facing Hampton Road.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and may require auxiliary aids 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 Fax at (972) 274-0060, or by E-mail at lhallmark@ci.desoto.tx.us or by calling through a T.D.D. (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) to Relay Texas 1-800-735-2989.

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the bulletin board located at the entrance to the City of DeSoto, Texas City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times.



Laura Hallmark
City Secretary


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