DeSoto City Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The City Council of the City of DeSoto held a City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in the Jim Baugh Government Center (City Hall), 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas


 

A.

WORK SESSION

 

Mayor Sherman called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.


Members Present:
Mayor Sherman
Mayor Pro Tem McCowan
Councilmember Helm
Councilmember Clark
Councilmember Proctor
Councilmember North
Councilmember Zander
 


 

1.

Review of Master Agenda

 

Dr. Richardson reviewed the Master Agenda highlighting the following item from the Master Agenda:

October 23, 2014-Planning & Zoning and City Council Joint Meeting-6pm



 

2.

Review of Regular Agenda items

 

No items were discussed.



 

3.

Briefing on Stucco and EIFS Construction

 

Tom Johnson, Development Services Managing Director, introduced speaker, Mike Boyd from Boyd Consulting.  Mr. Boyd gave a brief presentation on Stucco and EIFS Construction. 



 

4.

Presentation and discussion by police department regarding procedure for responding to complaints by citizens

 

Chief Joe Costa and Sgt. Robert Penwarden made the presentation regarding the Police Department's procedures for responding to complaints by citizens.
The following items were highlighted during the presentation:

*Internal Affairs Division
*Police Departments Policy
*Matters Affecting Public Officers
*Rules of Investigation
*Objectives of Administrative Investigations
*Types of Complaints
*Class l/ll Incidents
*Recording Complaints
*Resolving Complaints
*Complaint Forms
*Findings
*Retention of Records

Mayor Sherman adjourned the meeting at 7:05pm



 

B.

REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

 

Mayor Sherman called the meeting to order at 7:14pm.


Members Present:
Mayor Sherman
Mayor Pro Tem McCowan
Councilmember Helm
Councilmember Clark
Councilmember Proctor
Councilmember North
Councilmember Zander
 


 

1.

Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department


 

2.

Invocation by: Pastor Bryan Carter, Concord Church

 

Pastor Bryan Carter was not present.  Pastor Michael Mitchell of Church on the Hill provided the invocation



 

3.

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Councilmember Virgil Helm


 

4.

Introduction of Ambassador: Shelley Ehlert, Regional Dispatch

 

Shelley is a Nightshift Shift Dispatcher with Southwest Regional Communication Center.  Shelley began her dispatching career working for the City of Greenville, Michigan in November of 1992. Shelley served the citizens of Greenville until 2002 when the 911 center closed and police, fire and EMS services were transferred to a County dispatch center.  Shelley was hired at SWRCC in July of 2011. She is currently one of the Certified Training Dispatchers having received her CTO certification in June 2014.  Shelley has two children ages 31 and 30. She also has three granddaughters ages 5, 2 and 2. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family.



 

C.

PRESENTATIONS


 

Presentation of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) FY 2013-2014 Semi-Annual Report

 

Ms. Thomas read the agenda caption and introduced Jeremiah Quarles, DEDC Executive Director, who made the presentation.



 

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(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 City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 07-01-14, 08-19-14
b. Special Meeting - N/A

 

2.

Acceptance of Board and Commission Minutes

a. Arts Commission - 05-05-14, 06-02-14, 07-07-14, 09-10-14
b. Building and Standards Commission - N/A
c. Civil Service Commission - 08-11-14
d. DeSoto Economic Development - N/A
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 -04-22-14, 05-13-14, 07-08-14, 07-22-14, 08-12-14,
j. Zoning Board of Adjustment - N/A

 

3.

Other Items

Consider confirmation of appointments to the Arts Commission and Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation.

 

Submitted for consideration are minutes from the DeSoto City Council, Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, and Planning and Zoning as well as consider confirmation of appointments to the Arts Commission and Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation.

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan with second by Councilmember James Zander to approve as submitted.  Motion approved.



 

E.

PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

Consider Zoning Case Z-1286-14; an amendment to Section 37, "Exterior Construction Requirements" of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance regarding increasing the masonry requirements in residential districts; Applicant: City of DeSoto; and adopting Ordinance.

 

Ms. Thomas read the agenda caption and introduced Edlyn Vatthauer, Planning Manager, who presented the staff report.

Motion by Councilmember Clark with second by Councilmember Proctor to open Public Hearing.  Motion approved.

Council discussion on an amendment to Section 37, "Exterior Construction Requirements" of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance regarding increasing the masonry requirements in residential districts; and adopting Ordinance.  Tom Johnson, Development Services Director and Jack Thompson, Building Official Manager addressed Council's concerns regarding the "Exterior Construction Requirements" and adopting Ordinance.

The following individual addressed the City Council:

David Lehde
5816 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan with second by Councilmember Clark to close Public Hearing.  Motion approved.

Ms. Thomas read the Ordinance for the public record.

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem with second by Councilmember Clark to move this Public Hearing agenda item to the October 21, 2014 City Council meeting.  Motion approved.



 

Consider Zoning Case Z-1289-14; a residential Planned Development consisting of three (3) lots; an area south of Parkerville Road and approximately 1,000 feet east of UHL Road; on approximately 9.59 acres of land and consisting of three (3) lots; Applicant: Rob Wheelock; Owner: Estate of Eddie R. Lee; and adopting Ordinance.

 

Ms. Thomas read the agenda caption and introduced Edlyn Vatthauer, Planning Manager, who presented the staff report.

Motion by Councilmember North with second by Councilmember Helm to open Public Hearing.  Motion approved.

Council discussion regarding Zoning Case Z-1289-14.

The following individuals addressed the City Council:

Ken Vogt
900 East Parkerville Road
Desoto, Texas 75115

Jan L. Vogt
900 East Parkerville Road
Desoto, Texas 75115

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan with second by Councilmember North to close Public Hearing.  Motion approved.

Ms. Thomas read the Ordinance for the public record.

Motion by Councilmember North with second by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan to Approve Case Z-1289-14; a residential Planned Development consisting of three (3) lots; an area south of Parkerville Road and approximately 1,000 feet east of UHL Road.  Motion approved.



Click Here to View E.1. Management Report
 

 

F.

REGULAR AGENDA - New Business


 

Consider recommendations submitted by the DeSoto Arts Commission to the DeSoto City Council for funding of Arts grants for FY2014-2015.

 

Ms. Thomas read the agenda caption and introduced Kathy Jones, Community Relations Manager, who presented the staff report.

No council discussion.

Ms. Thomas read the Ordinance for the public record.

Motion by Councilmember Proctor with second by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan to Approve funding of Arts grants for FY2014-2015.  Motion Approved.

It should be noted that CDC portion of this agenda item was voted on separately as Mayor Pro Tem McCowan abstained from voting, as her spouse is the CDC President.



 

Consider amending the Code of Ordinances, Article 3.1000, Sign Ordinance, to identify corridors allowing pole signs and corridors requiring monuments signs.

 

Ms. Thomas read the agenda caption and introduced Jack Thompson, Building Official Manager who presented the staff report.

No council discussion.

Ms. Thomas read the Ordinance for the public record.

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem McCowan with second by Councilmember North to Approve the amendment of the Code of Ordinances, Article 3.1000, Sign Ordinance, to identify corridors allowing pole signs and corridors requiring monument signs.  Motion Approved.



 

G.

REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

 

No items scheduled for the agenda.



 

H.

CITIZEN APPEARANCES

 

The following individual addressed the City Council:

Quincy Marvin
6300 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, Texas



 

I.

ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

 

The City Council informed the citizens of upcoming events.



 

J.

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR SESSION

 

Mayor Sherman adjourned the meeting at 9:59pm.



 

K.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION


 

1.

Executive Session: Pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1) of the Texas Government Code regarding Personnel Matters: City Manager.


 

2.

Action resulting from the Executive Session.

 

The Executive Session item was removed prior to City Council meeting.










Respectfully submitted,



 
_________________________________
Kisha R. Morris, City Secretary

 

APPROVED:_________________



 
________________________________
Carl O. Sherman, Mayor