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 Curtistene McCowan
Councilmember Virgil Helm
Councilmember Kristine Clark
Councilmember Rachel Proctor 
Councilmember Dick North
Councilmember James Zander


DATE:  Tuesday, December 16, 2014


WORK SESSION:   6:00pm Council Conference Room


REGULAR SESSION TIME:
   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.
A. WORK SESSION

1. Review of Master Agenda

2. Review of Regular Agenda items

3. Discussion and consideration regarding a City Council Policy regarding the number of guests that a council member may invite to an event that is paid for by the City.

4. Discussion and consideration regarding the Standards of Conduct for Officers of the City - Article 1.1400, Code of Conduct and application for Boards and Commissions.

B. REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

1. Announcement of emergency procedures and exits: Fire Department

2. Invocation by: Dr. Kenneth R. Greene, M.E.T.R.O. Christ’s Church

3. Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mayor Pro Tem Curtistene McCowan

4. Introduction of Ambassador: Tamara Bell, Communications Manager

C. PRESENTATIONS

1. Presentation of monthly Financial Report for November 2014.

Click Here to View Financial Report for November 2014
 
2. Presentation of Proclamation in honor of Judge for a Day.

3. Presentation of entries in the DeSoto ISD Holiday Card contest and recognition of winner.

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.

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 - 10-07-14, 11-18-14, 12-02-14

Click Here to View 2014-10-07 City Council Meeting Minutes
 
Click Here to View 2014-11-18 City Council Meeting Minutes
 
Click Here to View 2014-12-02 City Council Meeting Minutes
 
b. Special Meeting - N/A

2. Acceptance of Board and Commission Minutes

a. Arts Commission - 09-22-14, 10-06-14, 11-03-14

Click Here to View 2014-09-22 DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
 
Click Here to View 2014-10-06 DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
 
Click Here to View 2014-11-03 DeSoto Arts Commission Meeting Minutes
 
b. Building and Standards Commission - N/A

c. Civil Service Commission - N/A

d. DeSoto Economic Development - N/A

e. DeSoto, Texas Historical Foundation - N/A

f. Domestic Violence Advisory Committee - 11-03-14

Click Here to View 2014-11-03 Domestic Violence Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
 
g. Keep DeSoto Beautiful - N/A

h. Library Advisory Board - N/A

i. Park Development Corporation - N/A

j. Planning and Zoning -N/A

k. Zoning Board of Adjustment - N/A

3. Other Items

a. Consider confirmation of appointments to the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) and the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.

E. PUBLIC HEARINGS

Conduct a Public Hearing pursuant to Article 8.1100 "Registered Sex Offenders", Section 8.1106 to provide for an Exemption Hearing for the residence located at 520 Sumac Place, DeSoto, Texas.

Click Here to View E.1 Management Report
 
Conduct the First Annexation Public Hearing to consider the possible annexation of a strip of North Polk Street Right-Of-Way that begins approximately 170 feet north of Lima Street and runs south to a point approximately 380 feet north of East Centre Park Boulevard. The strip of Right-Of-Way is approximately 2.107 acres in size and has a width of approximately 85 feet and a length of approximately 1,535 feet situated in the W. Foreman Survey, Abstract Number 462, Dallas County, Texas.

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Conduct the Second Annexation Public Hearing to consider the possible annexation of a strip of North Polk Street Right-Of-Way that begins approximately 170 feet north of Lima Street and runs south to a point approximately 380 feet north of East Centre Park Boulevard. The strip of Right-Of-Way is approximately 2.107 acres in size and has a width of approximately 85 feet and a length of approximately 1,535 feet situated in the W. Foreman Survey, Abstract Number 462, Dallas County, Texas.

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

Consider and Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinance, by amending Chapter 3, "Building Regulations", by amending the International Residential Code by adding new local amendments regarding residential rain gutters, minimum roof pitch, and minimum roof cover warranty requirements.

Click Here to View F.1 Management Report
 
Consider approval of the fiscal year 2015 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant funding for Impaired Driving Mobilization from Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Click Here to View F.2 Management Report
 
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. Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code, to discuss and consider the sale of real property located within the City of DeSoto at 104 W. Pleasant Run Road.

2. Action resulting of 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 kmorris@desototexas.gov 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.



Kisha R. Morris
City Secretary


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