DeSoto City Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The City Council of the City of DeSoto met in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in the DeSoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas


 

A.

WORK SESSION


 

B.

REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

 

Mayor Hurtt called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.


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


 

1.

Invocation by: Katherine Glaze Lyle, First United Methodist Church


 

2.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Councilmember Carl Williams


 

3.

Ambassador:  Tonya Warren, Utility Billing Manager -  Tonya has been with DeSoto Water Utilities since November of 2003, serving in the capacity of Utility Billing Manager.  Prior to that, she was a Program Manager with Verison Information Services, a Billing Manager with the Verison Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Division, and a Billing Analyst at Sprint.  She graduated from North Texas State University in 1984 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  She has been a resident of DeSoto since 1993.  Little known fact:  She made her television debut at the age of 4 on the Channel 11 morning children’s show, Slam Bang Theater, where Icky Twerp was the host. 

 

Mayor Hurtt acknowledged that Lynda Humble, Assistant City Manager, would be standing in for vacationing City Manager Baugh.  

Mayor Hurtt announced the change in the channel number by Time Warner Cable for local broadcast of City Council meetings.



 

C.

PRESENTATIONS

 

NOTE:  Presentations not presented in the order listed on Agenda.


 

(First Presentation)  Lynda Zander, Chair of KDB, introduced the new student board members:  Crystal Turner, Jordon  Johanson, Tempest Moore, Genesis Moore; the Council Liason Thelma Clardy; Parents Jennifer and Patrick Moore, David and Lanny Johnson, and  Kimberly  Turner; KDB Board members Tem Youngblood, Dorothy Pierce, Elizabeth Green, Patricia Davis, Kelly Larson, Wayne Valentine; and Managing Director Mel Rapp.  The KDB Board will provide a video to 300 elementary students this Friday.  Ms. Zander thanked DeSoto and City Council for their support of the KDB Board.



 

1.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing Shriners’ Childrens Hospital and Burns Institute Days.

 

(Fourth Presentation) A representative of the Greater Southwest Hella Shrine Club addressed the audience and presented an overview of their activities.  Mayor Hurtt read the Proclamation and  presented it to the Club. 



 

2.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.

 

(Fifth Presentation) Mayor Hurtt read the Proclamation to the audience.



 

3.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

(Third Presentation)  Councilmember Clardy read the Proclamation to the audience.



 

4.

Presentation of Proclamation in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

 

(Second Presentation)  Mayor Pro Tem Waddle read the Proclamation to the audience.



 

5.

Presentation of August 2006 Financial Report.

 

Patrick Harvey, Assistant Finance Director, presented the report.



 

D.

CONSENT AGENDA


 

1.

Approval of City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 09-05-06
b. Special Meeting - 02-20-06, 02-27-06, 03-06-06, 03-28-06,  04-10-06, 06-22-06, 06-30-06, 07-01-06, 07-13-06, 07-24-06, 07-25-06, 08-10-06, 08-11-06, 08-12-06, 08-29-06

 

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 - N/A
j. Zoning Board of Adjustment - N/A

 

3.

Ordinances and Resolutions

a. Consider a Resolution adopting the City of DeSoto Financial Policies.

 

4.

Contracts and Agreements 

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

5.

Other Consent Items 

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Clardy to approve the Consent Agenda as presented and Resolution 06-27 for Item D.3.a. Motion approved unanimously.



 

E.

PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

1.

Consider Case Z-1070-06; a Planned Development for Elerson Trace Park (PD-124); which entails a Rezoning from Single Family-10 (SF-10) to a Planned Development with a Base Zoning of SF-10; an area east of Elerson Road and approximately 1,800 feet north of Parkerville Road; on approximately 15.32 acres of land and consisting of 43 lots; Applicant: Crannell, Crannell, and Martin Engineering; Owner: Wildwood Development Company; and adopting Ordinance.

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


 

Edlyn Vatthauer, Planning and Zoning Manager, presented excerpts from the staff management report.


 

Discussion of alley waivers.


 

Richard Rozer, 1805 N. Westmoreland Road, representing Wildwood Development, addressed Council to discuss challenges faced with this property.


 

Councilmember Williams comments regarding the small alley.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to close this Public Hearing. Motion approved unanimously.


 

City Secretary Shipman read the caption of the Ordinance into the public record.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Williams to approve the item as presented with the exception of Planning and Zoning recommendation number 4,  and place a recommendation of alley waivers to be given for all pads in the subdivision and adopting Ordinance 1683-06. Motion approved with six (6) votes in favor from Mayor Hurtt, Mayor Pro Tem Waddle, Councilmember Helm, Councilmember Clardy, Councilmember Sherman, and Councilmember Williams, and with one (1) vote in opposition from and Councilmember Mayer..



 

2.

Consider Case Z-1072-06; a Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for a Used Auto Dealership; located at 635 South I-35E; consisting of approximately .17 acres and containing one (1) lot; Applicant/Owner: Judy Brown; and adopting Ordinance.

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


 

Linda Zombeck, Senior Planner, presented excerpts from the staff management report and presented drawings and arieals.


 

Councilmember Mayer left the dais at 8:17 p.m. and returned at 8:20 p.m.


 

Judy Brown, 2644 Sunset Strip, Red Oak, Texas, addressed Council stating that she owns three of the properties next to the car lot.  She planned to remodel the car lot and it was vacant for eleven months.  She did not realize that an SUP was required after six months. 


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


 

City Secretary Shipman read the caption of the Ordinance.


Motion by Councilmember Clardy with second by Councilmember Helm to approve the item as presented and Ordinance 1684-06. Motion approved unanimously.



 

3.

Consider Case Z-1073-06; a Planned Development for Quorum Wheatland Medical Park (PD-125); which entails a Rezoning from Office-2 (O-2) to a Planned Development with a Base Zoning of O-2; an area south of Wheatland Road and east of Hwy 67; on approximately 14.13 acres of land and consisting of four (4) buildable lots; Applicant/Owner:  Quorum Wheatland Medical Park, L.P.; and adopting Ordinance.

Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to open this Public Hearing. Motion approved unanimously.


 

Edlyn Vatthaur, Planning and Zoning Manager presented excerpts from the Management Report.


 

Applicant John Rose, Quorum Equities Group, 16475 Dallas Parkway, Addison Texas,  addressed Council and provided a PowerPoint presentation of other developments and the proposed property. 


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Sherman to close this Public Hearing. Motion approved unanimously.


 

City Secretary Shipman read the caption of the Ordinance into the public record.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Helm to approve the item as presented and adopting Ordinance 1685-06.  Motion approved unanimously.



 

4.

Conduct a Public Hearing to consider approval of an Ordinance adopting the Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2006 and ending September 30, 2007; adopting the 2007-2011 Capital Improvement Plan, and adopting the 2006-2007 Work Plan.

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


 

Patrick Harvey, Assistant Finance Director, presented excerpts from the staff management report.


Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Councilmember Clardy to close this Public Hearing. Motion approved unanimously.


 

City Secretary Shipman read the caption of the Ordinance into the Public Record.


Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to to approve the FY2006-2007 Budget excluding the amount of $7,000 in the General Fund within the City Council-City Secretary Budget Line Item referenced in Professional Services 101-3120-01-10 for Dalworth Soil and Water Conservation District for seed money for the Upper Trinity River Partnership. Motion approved unanimously.


 

Mayor Pro Tem Waddle and Councilmember Helm filed a Conflict of Interest Statement with the City Secretary and recused themselves from voting on one line item of the FY2006-2007 Budget and left the dias at 9:05p.m.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Sherman to approve the remaining item in the FY2006-2007 Budget in the City Council-City Secretary Budget Line Item referenced in Professional Services 101-3120-01-10 in the amount of $7,000 for Dalworth Soil and Water Conservation District for seed money for the Upper Trinity River Partnership and Ordinance 1686-06 to approve the complete FY2006-2007 Budget.  Motion approved unanimously.


 

NOTE:  Motion approved with five (5) votes in favor. Mayor Pro Tem Waddle and Councilmember Helm recused themselves from voting due to a conflict of interest as noted previously in minutes.


 

Mayor Pro Tem Waddle and Councilmember Helm returned to the dias at 9:06 p.m.


 

Councilmember Sherman left the dias at 9:06 p.m.



 

F.

REGULAR AGENDA - New Business


 

1.

Consider an Ordinance setting the Tax Rate and levying the Ad Valorem Taxes for the 2006 Tax Year.

 

Camelia Browder, Managing Director of Finance, presented excerpts from the staff Management Report.


 

Councilmember Sherman returned to the dais at 9:08 p.m.


 

City Secretary read the caption of the Ordinance into the official record.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Helm to approve the item as presented and Ordinance 1687-01. Motion approved unanimously.



 

2.

Consider a Resolution to amend the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Corporation Board Bylaws to add additional Student Board Members.

 

Mel Rapp, Managing Director of Park and Leisure Services, presented excerpts from the staff management report.


Motion by Councilmember Clardy with second by Councilmember Sherman to approve the item as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

3.

Consider a Construction Contract for an Automated Drive-Thru Car Wash Facility at the Service Center.

 

Tom Johnson, Managing Director of Development Services, presented excerpts from the staff management report.


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Williams to approve the item as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

4.

Consider confirmation of an appointment to the Civil Service Commission by the City Manager.

 

Lynda Humble, Assistant City Manager, presented excerpts from the staff management report and introduced Ms. Lockhart to the Council and audience.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Sherman to confirm City Manager Baugh's appointment of Deshaundra Lockhart to the Civil Service Commission for a term of three-years effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2009. Motion approved unanimously.



 

G.

REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

H.

CITIZEN APPEARANCES

 

No request to speak cards were submitted.



 

I.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Councilmember Clardy acknowledged the death of Former Texas Governor Ann Richards.  She had the honor and priviledge of being appointed to the Children’s Trust Fund of Texas by Governor Richards.  Councilmember Clardy served on the Board for six years.  The Board was primarly for the purpose of education, child abuse, and neglect issues.  She had the opportunity to meet Governor Richards during that time.  She said, "Texas has lost a true role-model and she was indeed a person that walked the walk and talked the talk. We will miss her dearly".  

Mayor Hurtt recognized Kathy Maples and Carolyn Campbell and thanked them for a very successful Independence Day Celebration event on Saturday.  The attendance was approximately ten times what it was last year. 

Another Dining and Dialog Event is scheduled for this weekend.

Mayor Hurtt announced the Leadership Speaker Program at Cedar Valley College. 



 

J.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

K.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mayor Hurtt adjourned the meeting at 9:20 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