DeSoto City Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

The City Council of the City of DeSoto met in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, in the DeSoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas


 

A.

WORK SESSION

 

Mayor Hurtt called the Work Session to order at 6:06 p.m.


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


 

1.

Review of Master Agenda by City Manager.

 

Assistant City Manager Humble reviewed the items.



 

2.

Discussion of Regular Agenda items.


 

3.

Briefing on the Ethics Ordinance.

 

City Attorney Pete Smith provided the presentation of State Law vs. City Policy.  He stated the City has three choices: (1) Council likes where we are, (2) Go back to State Law, and (3) Form a committee to determine where we want to be.

Mayor Hurtt recommended a Committee of three Councilmembers be formed to review the Ethics Policy, Chapter 1 of the Council Book.  The Committee will consist of Councilmembers Mayer, Sherman, and Helm.  Councilmember Mayer will serve as Chairman.  Councilmember Mayer requested that City Attorney Smith prepare a comparison chart of the Ethics Ordinance and the State Law.


 

Mayor Hurtt recessed the Work Session at 7:00 p.m.



 

B.

REGULAR SESSION - CALL TO ORDER

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

 

Mayor Hurtt called the Regular Session to order at 7:05 p.m.



 

1.

Invocation by: Rev. R.L. Witherspoon, New Born Missionary Baptist Church


 

2.

Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Waddle


 

3.

Ambassador:  Kim Boyd, DeSoto Public Library, has worked for the City of DeSoto for 7 years.  She works in the library as the Children Services Librarian.  Kim received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and her Masters of Library Science degree at the University of North Texas.   Kim enjoys ‘80s music and has a special interest for smaller independent movies versus major blockbuster movies.  


 

C.

PRESENTATIONS


 

1.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing Fire Prevention Week.

 

(1st Presentation)  Mayor Hurtt presented the Proclamation to Fire Marshal Michael Laws.  Fire Marshal addressed the audience stating that most fires occur in the kitchen when food is left on the stove.



 

2.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing National Make a Difference Day.

 

(2nd Presentation) Councilmember Helm read the Proclamation to the audience.



 

3.

Presentation of Proclamation for DeSoto Business Women’s Alliance celebrates October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

(4th Presentation)  Mayor Hurtt read the proclamation to Business Women’s Alliance representives Linda Zander and Bonnie Espree.  Ms. Zander addressed the Council and audience and reviewed the planned activities by the DeSoto Business Women’s Alliance for the month of October with a PowerPoint presentation. Chairman Marilyn Hurtt was in the audience.



 

4.

Presentation of Proclamation recognizing "Change a Light, Change the World Day".

 

(3rd Presentation) Councilmember Mayer read the proclamation to the audience.



 

5.

Presentation of Best Southwest Training Certificates.

 

(5th Presentation) Assistant City Manager  Lynda Humble, addressed the audience stating that DeSoto is a participant in the Southwest Training Consorcium and  reviewed the course work required to obtain a certificate.

Mayor Hurtt and Human Resource Manager Andre Houser announced the recipients of the certificates.  Certificates were presented to Lora Stallings, Jackie Lozada, Issac Brooks, Judy Groff, Chris Glover, Matt Miser,  Patrick Harvey, and Tracie Hlavinka.  (Ms. Lozada and Ms. Groff were not present to receive their Certificates.)



 

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


 

4.

Contracts and Agreements - No items scheduled for this Agenda.


 

5.

Other Consent Items - No items scheduled for this Agenda.


 

D.

CONSENT AGENDA


 

1.

Approval of City Council Minutes

a. Regular Meeting - 09-19-06
b. Special Meeting - 09-09-06

 

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 - 08-28-06
e. Library Board - N/A
f. Park Development Corporation - 06-05-06
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 Sherman with second by Councilmember Williams to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

E.

PUBLIC HEARINGS


 

1.

Consider an amendment to Heath Creek West Planned Development 105 (PD-105) in regards to a Site Plan for a proposed Bank on Lot 5; an area north of Belt Line Road and east of Elerson Road; consisting of approximately 1.269 acres; Applicant: Pogue Engineering; Owner: Bank of America; and adopting Ordinance.

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


 

Edlyn Vatthauer, Planning and Zoning Manager, presented excerpts from the staff management report and a presentation with support documents.


 

Mr. Samualson, representing the Civil Engineers for the project, addressed Council and requested their support of the request.


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


 

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


Motion by Councilmember Helm with second by Councilmember Mayer to approve the item as presented with stipulation recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Ordinance 1688-06. Motion approved unanimously.



 

F.

REGULAR AGENDA - New Business


 

1.

Consider an Amendment to Summit Parks Planned Development 109 (PD-109) regarding the proposed landscaping and site plan; an area south of Spinner Road, between Westmoreland Road and Hampton Road; on approximately 156.45 acres of land, consisting of 141.3 acres for residential and 15.15 acres for neighborhood services; Applicant: Mardy Brown; Owner: SDC Summit Parks; and adopting Ordinance.

 

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


 

Councilmember Williams raised the question about the clearing of the trees and their replacement.


 

Eddie Collins, Goodman Land Advisors, 5700 W. Plano Pky, Plano, Texas, representing the applicant, addressed Council to discuss the issues brought forward at previous Council meetings and provided a PowerPoint presentation to review each item in detail.  Discussion of Glacier Street and a change in location for the park.   Discussion of original tree count and replacing a total of 105 trees.


 

Mayor Hurtt asked the neighborhood representative to come forward to address Council.  Gil George, 330 Spinner Road, addressed Council and stated he had met with Steve Goodman and other individuals.  He and Heath Creek residents are very happy with the progress and they look forward to the development.  

Beth Price, 404 Spinner Road, addressed Council stating that they are satisfied with what has been done and feel it will be a good development.  She feels Mr. Goodman is a good person and his word is his honor and there will be a happy ending.

Don Miller, 320 W. Spinner, addressed Council with a question about the trail.  Mr. Vatthaur explained it with the existing layout drawing.

Mr. Collins came forward to further explain the location and Managing Director Johnson provided additional explanation.  Mr. Miller and Mr. Collins continued the discussion regarding the fence placement.


 

Councilmand Mayer raised a question about Stipulation 8. 

Discussion regarding a second entrance for the number of properties in the development.


 

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


Motion by Councilmember Mayer with second by Councilmember Clardy to approve the item with stipulations as presented and adopting the Ordinance. Motion approved unanimously.



 

2.

Consider a Final Plat FP-975-06, Huntington Ridge; 21.897 acres; 3 lots; located west of Polk Street and north of Parkerville Road; Applicant: DeSoto Ridge Apartments; Owner: Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.

 

Linda Zombeck, Senior Planner, addressed Council and presented excerpts from the staff managment report and provided additional exhibits.


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



 

3.

Consider a Final Plat FP-974-06, Ten Mile Creek Phase IIIB; 25.44 acres; 58 lots; located east of Duncanville Road and south of Wintergreen Road; Applicant: Harlan Properties; Owner: Suresh Shridharani.

 

Linda Zombeck, Senior Planner, addressed Council and presented excerpts from the staff management report and provided additional exhibits.


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



 

4.

Consider an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for an Emergency Management Administrator between the Cities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Lancaster.

 

Fire Chief Fred Hart presented excerpts from the staff management report.


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



 

5.

Consider an Improvement Agreement with Quorum Wheatland Medical Park L.P. as a covenant to complete all required Public Improvements within the Quorum Wheatland Medical Park Addition.

 

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


Motion by Councilmember Williams with second by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle to approve the item as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

6.

Consider a Professional Services Contract with Birkhoff, Hendricks, and Conway, L.L.P. in the amount of $60,500 for the repainting of the Parkerville and Parks elevated storage tanks.

 

Walter Schumac, City Engineer, addressed Council and presented excerpts from the staff management report and additional exhibits. 


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


 

Councilmember Mayer left the dais at 9:29 p.m.  and returned at 9:32 p.m.



 

7.

Consider approval of the Procurement of a Professional Services Consulting Agreement with Advent Ltd. not to exceed $83,000 for Engineering Services associated with the construction of a new Public Safety Radio System for the member agencies of the Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC).

 

Tim Smith, Manager of Southwest Regional Communications Center, addressed Council and presented excerpts from the staff management reprot.


Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Waddle with second by Councilmember Mayer to approve the item as presented. Motion approved unanimously.



 

8.

Consider approval of purchase in the amount of $56,000 from Sungard HTE, Inc. for software to support Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) for use by Public Safety Agency members of the Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC).

 

Tim Smith, Manager of the Southwest Regional Communications Center, addressed Council and presented excerts from the staff managment report.


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



 

9.

Consider approval of purchase in the amount of $125,041.89 from Sungard HTE Inc. for continuation of software maintenance for Public Safety Software used by Agency members of the Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC).

 

Tim Smith, Manager of Southwest Regional Communications Center, addressed Council and presented excerpts from the staff managment report.


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



 

G.

REGULAR AGENDA - Old Business

 

No items scheduled for this Agenda.



 

H.

CITIZEN APPEARANCES

 

No additional request to speak cards were submitted.



 

I.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mayor Hurtt made announcements.  
Councilmember Helm announced that the Wiseman Hardware Store was celebrating their 50th Anniversary of doing business in DeSoto and expressed his congratulations to the Wiseman  Family for the many years of service they provided in DeSoto and the many good products they sell.



 

J.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RESULTING POTENTIAL ACTION


 

K.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mayor Hurtt adjourned the meeting at 9:40 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