DeSoto City Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The City Council of the City of DeSoto met in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in the DeSoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas


 

A.

WORK SESSION

 

Mayor Hurtt called the meeting to order on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at 6:00 p.m.


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


 

1.

Review of Master Agenda by City Manager. 


 

2.

Discussion of Regular Agenda items.


 

3.

Presentation and discussion of the City of DeSoto’s "Finalist City" presentation for the All America City Award in Anaheim, California June 8-12, 2006.
 

 

Lora Stallings, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, provided an update to City Council on the City’s presentation to the National Civic League in Anaheim, California as a Finalist City for the All America City Award.


 

Mayor Hurtt recessed the meeting at 6:58 p.m.



 

B.

REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

 

Mayor Hutt called the Regular Session to order at 7:00 p.m. 


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


 

1.

Invocation by: Pastor Daniel Humbert, Church of the Disciple United Methodist Church


 

2.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Councilmember Jim Strom


 

3.

Ambassador Victor Avila, Development Services

 

Victor Avilla has been with the DeSoto Water and Wastewater Utility Maintenance Department for six years.  Victor loves the game of football because of the teamwork philosophy involved in the sport.  His hobbies are hunting and fishing and his biggest catch was a 60 pound catfish from Fort Bend Colorado River.  A little known fact:  He was in his High School FHA program for four years and received a two-year Agriculture Scholarship to Tarleton State University.



 

C.

PRESENTATIONS


 

1.

Presentation of Proclamation to Daniel Humbert in recognition of his service as Pastor for the Church of the Disciple United Methodist Church.

 

Councilmember Thelma Clardy, a parishioner of Church of the Disciple, presented Daniel Humbert, Senior Pastor with a Proclamation recognizing his service to his congregation and this community, wishing him and his family well wishes as they begin their new assignment in Trophy Club.



 

2.

Presentation of April  2006 Financial Report

 

Camelia Browder, Managing Director of Finance, presented excerpts from the April 2006 Financial Report.



 

F.

REGULAR AGENDA--PART 1- ELECTION PROTOCOL


 

1.

Consider approval of a Resolution to canvass the results of the General City Election conducted on May 13, 2006, for Councilmember Place Six and Councilmember Place Seven.

 

City Secretary Anell Shipman presented excerpts from the attached management report.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Clardy to the Resolution to canvass the results of the May 13, 2006 General Election for Councilmember Place Six and Councilmember Place Seven.   Motion approved unanimously.



 

2.

Qualification and Presentation of Certificate of Election to newly elected City Councilmember Place Six and Councilmember Place Seven.

 

Mayor Hurtt and City Secretary Anell Shipman presented a Certificate of Election to Carl O. Sherman, Councilmember Elect Place 6.


 

Mayor Hurtt and City Secretary Anell Shipman presented a Certificate of Election to Carl L. Williams, Councilmember Elect Place 7.



 

3.

Conduct Oath of Office Ceremony for newly elected City Councilmember Place Six and Councilmember Place Seven.

 

Councilmember Elect Sherman signed the Statement of Office.  Mr. Sherman’s wife, Michelle, conducted the Oath of Office Ceremony with City Secretary Shipman as a witness.  Councilmember Sherman took his seat on the dais for Place 6.  Mayor Hurtt presented outgoing Councilmember Bush with his dais and voting board nameplates.


 

Councilmember Elect Williams signed the Statement of Office.  Mr. Williams’ wife, Joyce, conducted the Oath of Office Ceremony with City Secretary Shipman as a witness.  Councilmember Williams took his seat on the dais for Place 7.  Mayor Hurtt presented outgoing Councilmember Jim Strom with his dais and voting board nameplates. Mr. Strom made some departing comments.
 



 

4.

Consider the adoption of City Council Rules of Procedure and Order of Business.

Members Present:
Mayor Hurtt
Mayor Pro Tem Waddle
Councilmember Helm
Councilmember Mayer
Councilmember Clardy
Councilmember Williams
Councilmember Sherman
 

 

City Secretary Anell Shipman presented excerpts from the attached management report.


Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order of Business as prescribed in the City Charter for the City of DeSoto. Motion approved unanimously.



 

5.

Consider the selection of a Mayor Pro Tem for a one (1) year term.

 

City Secretary Anell Shipman presented excerpts from the attached management report.


Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Councilmember Clardy to the nomination of Bobby Waddle to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Motion approved unanimously.


 

Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Waddle said it was an honor to serve as Mayor Pro Tem and expressed thanks to his fellow Councilmembers for selecting him.



 

D.

CONSENT AGENDA


 

1.

Approval of City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 05-02-06
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 - N/A
d. DeSoto Economic Development - N/A
e. Library Board - N/A
f. Park Development Corporation - N/A
g. Planning and Zoning Commission - N/A
h. DeSoto Arts Commission - N/A
i. Keep DeSoto Beautiful - 04-06-06
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.

 

Items for review under the Consent Agenda have been moved to the June 6, 2006 Council meeting. 



 

E.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

G.

REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

H.

CITIZEN APPEARANCES

 

No Request to Speak cards were submitted. 



 

I.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Kathy Maples, Community Relations Manager, provided informaton on the upcoming Toad Holler event at Town Center, June 3, 2006 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The annual festival celebrates DeSoto's heritage.



 

J.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

K.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mayor Hurtt adjourned the meeting at 7:45 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