DeSoto City Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

The City Council of the City of DeSoto met in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in the DeSoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas


 

A.

WORK SESSION

 

A Work Session was not held for this meeting. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., a reception was held in the City Hall Atrium in recognition of Councilmember Jim Strom, Place 7, and Councilmember Tom Bush, Place 6, for their service to the community. 



 

B.

REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL 

 

Mayor Hurtt called the meeting to order on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.


Members Present:
Mayor Hurtt
Mayor Pro Tem Waddle
Councilmember Helm
Councilmember Mayer
Councilmember Clardy
Councilmember Bush
Councilmember Strom
 

 

City Council Candidates in attendance:  Place 7 - George E. Bolton, Sr. and Carl L. Williams, Place 6 - Jerry Hall and Carl O. Sherman



 

1.

Invocation by Pastor Jerry Raines, Hampton Road Baptist Church
 


 

2.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Councilmember Thelma Clardy
 


 

3.

Ambassador: Mary Ann Fluitt, Municipal Court
 


 

C.

PRESENTATIONS


 

1.

Recognition of Outgoing Councilmember Tom Bush and Councilmember Jim Strom.
 

 

Mayor Hurtt highlighted the accomplishments of City Council during the tenure of Councilmember Strom (5 years) and Councilmember Bush (3 years).  Each Councilmember was presented with the City of DeSoto Crystal Eagle Award for their service and dedication to the citizens and community.  Councilmember Strom introduced his wife, Ruth.  Councilmember Bush introduced his wife Terry, one of his sons Todd and his wife Clarissa and their three children.  Councilmember Bush stated he has 10 Grandchildren. Both Councilmembers commented on their service to the community and how much they enjoyed the experiences.



 

2.

Presentation of the results from the 2006 Citizen Survey conducted by Ray Turco and Associates.

 


Ray Turco presented the  2006 Citizen Attitude Survey Results with a PowerPoint presentation. 



 

D.

CONSENT AGENDA


 

1.

Approval of City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 03-07-06, 03-21-06
b. Special Meeting - N/A

 

2.

Acceptance of Board and Commission Minutes

a. Board of Adjustment - N/A
b. Building and Standards Commission - N/A
c. Civil Service Commission - 03-23-06
d. DeSoto Economic Development - 03-27-06
e. Library Board - N/A
f. Park Development Corporation - 03-06-06
g. Planning and Zoning Commission - N/A
h. DeSoto Arts Commission - N/A
i. Keep DeSoto Beautiful - N/A
j. Zoning Board of Adjustment - N/A
 

 

3.

Ordinances and Resolutions 

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

4.

Contracts and Agreements 

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

5.

Other Consent Items  

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.


Motion by Councilmember Clardy with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

E.

PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

1.

Consider Zoning Case Z-1058-06, PD-121; a Planned Development for Office, Single Family Residential Patio Homes, and Multi-Family Residential; Located north of Danieldale Road and west of Bolton Boone Road; consisting of approximately 82.19 acres and containing 6 lots; Applicant: Dietz Engineering; Owner: Wildwood Development; and adopting an Ordinance.
 

Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Councilmember Mayer to open this Public Hearing. Motion approved unanimously.


 

Linda Zombeck, Senior Planner, presented presented excerpts from the Management Report and reviewed the exhibits with a PowerPoint presentation.


 

Richard Rozier, representative for the applicant, presented a PowerPoint presentation on the project, with the closing statement of,  "Daniel Farms, another envionmentally sensitive neighborhood by Wildwood Development Company".  


 

Bob Daniel, 1606 Sparta Drive, Duncanville, Texas, addressed Council stating he and his brother Charlie and cousin Hank Collins are trustees for the Daniel cemetary.  They are in support of the Developer’s proposal and the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation for the trail area to be placed across Danieldale and north of the cementary and follow the east boundary as noted on the proposal.  The cemetary has limited parking and 15’ would create a burden for them.  He respectfully requested that Council give consideration to amending the Trail Master Plan to deviate and follow the trail as presented tonight.   Mayor Pro Tem Waddle asked when the cemetary was established.  Mr. Daniel stated the first grave was dated 1853.     


 

City Secretary Shipman read the caption of the Ordinance as follows: 

An Ordinance of the City of DeSoto, Texas amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and map of the City of DeSoto, Texas, as heretofore amended, by granting a change in zoning from office, single family residential (patio homes) and multi-family residential; located north of Danieldale Road and west of Bolton Boone Road; consisting of approximately 82.19 acres and being further described in Exhibit "A"; providing for the approval of a Conceptual Plan, attached as Exhibits "B", "C" and "D"; amending the Future Land Use Plan as set forth exhibit "E"; providing a repealing clause; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; providing for a penalty of fine not to exceed the sum of two thousand dollars ($2000) for each offense; and providing an effective date.
 


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Bush to close the Public Hearing for this item. Motion approved unanimously.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Bush to approve the item as presented and Ordinance 1666-06. Motion approved with six (6) votes in favor from Mayor Hurtt, Mayor Pro Tem Waddle, Councilmember Helm, Councilmember Mayer, Councilmember Bush, and Councilmember Strom , and with one (1) vote in opposition from and Councilmember Clardy..



 

2.

Consider Authorization to amend Rate Structure of the Solid Waste Contract with Republic Waste Systems Ltd. d/b/a Duncan Disposal Company, Inc. to reflect Rate Increase effective June 1, 2006.

Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Councilmember Bush to open the Public Hearing for this item. Motion approved unanimously.


 

Councilmember Bush and Councilmember Clardy left the meeting during this presentation.


 

Councilmember Mayer left the dais.


 

Lynda Humble, Assistant City Manager, presented excerpts from the Management Report.


 

Councilmember Mayer returned to the dais.


Motion by Councilmember Strom with second by Councilmember Helm to close the Public Hearing for this item. Motion approved unanimously, with five (5) members voting.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Helm to approve the contract amendment with Republic Waste Industries d/b/a Duncan Disposal to raise solid waste collection rates for residential, commercial, and industrial users. Motion approved unanimously, with five (5) members voting.



 

F.

REGULAR AGENDA - New Business


 

1.

Consider approval of a Resolution authorizing the second distribution of funds for the Neighborhood Grant Program.
 

 

Traclie Hlavinka, Community Initiatives Manager, presented excerpts from the Management Report.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Helm to approve Resolution 06-12 for the second distribution of grant funds to the HOA’s recommended by the Award Selection Committee in the amount of $13,505. Motion approved unanimously, with five (5) members voting.



 

2.

Consider approval of a Construction Contract with Peachtree Construction, Ltd. in the amount of $499,776.20 for the 2006 Street Reconstruction Project.
 

 

Walter Schumac, City Engineer, presented excerpts from the Management Report.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Mayer to to approve and authorize the Mayor to execute a total project budget in the amount of of $549,754. Motion approved unanimously, with five (5) members voting.



 

3.

Consider a Preliminary Plat of Mockingbird Hill Section Six; located South of Parkerville Road and east of Hampton Road; consisting of approximately 49.98 acres and containing 123 Lots; Applicant: Michael DeLeon; Owner: Randell Curington.
 

 

Linda Zombeck, Senior Planner, presented excerpts from the Management Report.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Helm to approve Zoning ase P-292-06, a Preliminary Plat of Mockingbird Hill Section Six. Motion approved unanimously, with five (5) members voting.



 

G.

REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

H.

CITIZEN APPEARANCES

 

Jack Denton, 215 Mantlebrook Drive, a 36 year resident of DeSoto, addressed Council and said it was grtifying to hear the high percentage of satisfaction in the City from Mr. Turco’s presentation.  He also is in the category of satisfation with the City.  Mr. Denton expressed concerns about the 5,000 flyers that were included in the distribution of the Today News on April 28, 2005.  He feels the statements were negative and erroneous and deserve a response from the DeSoto City Council on behalf of 48,000 residents.  He said the flyer did not have a signature, only the name DeSoto Citizens Committee.  He feels it would be a positive action if members of that committee would make themselves known publicly so that a proper response can be directed to all the citizens of this community.  He feels that a list of community priorities should be developed by that committee for presentation to the City Council for proper consideration and discussion.  He asked that Council review the flyer and respond to the citizens because he feels that much of it is erroneous, and if not erroneous, the committee should come forward with an agenda to present to the DeSoto City Council.  Copies of the flyers were distributed to City Council, City Attorney, and a copy to the City Secretary for the public record.  He concluded by saying he looked forward to a response in the near future.



 

I.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mayor Hurtt made the following announcments:  Ruth Strom was the volunteer leader for the Relay for Life event and thanked Lucie Weaver for getting the food for the Survivor Walk and everything else she had done to make the event special;  the National Day of Prayer lead by the DeSoto Ministerial Alliance will be held at 7:00 a.m. May 4th in the Council Chambers;  General Election for City Council Place Six and Place Seven and also the DeSoto School Board Trustees for Place Six and Place Seven is underway - Early Voting is May 1st through May 9th with Election Day on May 13th; Police Memorial Service at 9:00 a.m. on May 15th at the Police Station.
 
Mel Rapp, Managing Director of Park and Leisure Services, announced that a National BMX Race would be held at the City’s BMX facility in Grimes Park on May 5th through May 7th.  Councilmember Strom commented that the DeSoto BMX facility is the only covered track in the country.



 

J.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION

 

No items scheduled for this meeting.



 

K.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mayor Hurtt adjourned the meeting at 9:42 p.m.




An audio tape of the Work Session and an audio tape and video tape of the Regular Session for this meeting are stored with the City Secretary through the Records Management Program.  The City Secretary, per the adopted retention schedules of the Texas State Library and Archive Commission, will maintain a complete file copy of the City Council Agenda Packet.


Respectfully submitted,



 
_________________________________
Anell Shipman, City Secretary

 

APPROVED:_________________



 
________________________________
Mayor Michael Hurtt