A Message from Code Enforcement
Did you know… that the fence on your property should be maintained at all Ɵmes? It is unlawful to allow your fence to lean or to have missing, loose or broken slats or panels. The fence is not allowed to have any symbols, wriƟngs or other graffiƟ except for signs which pertain to the address or occupancy of the property. It is prohibited to have barbed wire, hog wire, or chicken wire or to have an electric fence. If you have a swimming pool, a fence, structure or gate is required to completely surround the swimming pool to prevent small children from inadvertently wandering into the pool. This fence,
April 2 Arts Commission Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. ‐ 6pm 2 Park Board Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 3 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 5 Historical FoundaƟon Mtg. 6 pm 5 KDB Mtg. Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 5 Library Board Mtg. Library ‐ 7 pm 10 Planning & Zoning Mtg. ‐City Hall ‐7 pm 14 Candidate Forum ‐ City Hall ‐ 10 am 14 HHW Event ‐ Pump StaƟon 9 am 17 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 21 Recycling Event‐Service Ctr.‐ 9 am 23 DEDC Board Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 9 am10 24 Planning & Zoning Mtg. ‐City Hall ‐7 pm 27 Classical Concert ‐ Corner Theatre 7 pm 28 Everything Teen Event– Library May 1 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 3 Library Board Mtg. Library ‐ 7 pm 3 KDB Mtg. Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 3 Historical FoundaƟon Mtg.– 6 pm 5 HOA Involvement Workshop 9 am 5 Mother/Son Dance ‐ Civic Ctr. 7 pm 7 Arts Commission Mtg. Civic Ctr. 6 pm 7 Park Board Mtg. Civic Ctr. 6 pm 15 Planning & Zoning Mtg.– canceled 19 Summer of Soul Party 22 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 25 Free Concert Poetry & Jazz ‐ 7pm 28 City Offices Closed for Memorial Day
structure or gate shall not be lower than (6) six feet in height, and not have any openings that will allow a four‐ inch diameter sphere to pass through; and all gates should have a self‐closing and self‐latching device designed to keep gates closed and locked at all Ɵmes. A permit is required to build any fence on your property and can be obtained from Building InspecƟon at City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd. or by calling (972) 230‐9610.
Municipal Election Update The DeSoto City Council approved an Ordinance at their March 6, 2018 meeƟng to accept the CerƟficaƟon of Unopposed candidates and declared unopposed candidates for Councilmember Place 6, Candice Quarles and Councilmember Place 7, Kenzie Moore III elected to office. As a result, the municipal elecƟon called for May 5, 2018 will be canceled. However, the City of DeSoto will hold a special elecƟon on May 5, 2018 to consider amendments to the City’s Home Rule Charter. These ProposiƟons will appear on the ballot: ProposiƟon A ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle II, SecƟon 5 and SecƟon 16 of the DeSoto City Charter be amended to authorize the City Council to fill by appointment a vacancy in the office of Mayor or councilmember when less than one year remains on the term of the office vacated as allowed by State law. _______ For _______ Against ProposiƟon B ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle II, SecƟon 5 of the DeSoto City Charter be amended to clarify that 5 members of the City Council consƟtute a quorum for purposes of voƟng on any maƩer, however, 4 members of the City Council consƟtute a quorum for purposes of conducƟng a meeƟng for discussion when no acƟon is being taken by the City Council. _______ For _______ Against ProposiƟon C ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle VII, SecƟon 14 of the DeSoto City Charter be amended to conform with provisions of State law. _______For _______ Against ProposiƟon D ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle VIII, SecƟon 1 of the DeSoto City Charter be amended to eliminate language regarding limits on bond projects and such issuance shall conform to State law. _______ For _______ Against ProposiƟon E ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle XII, SecƟon 13 of the DeSoto City Charter be amended to eliminate language requiring that each Councilmember and the Mayor appoint 3 members to the CiƟzens Charter Review Commission but sƟll require the CiƟzens Charter Review Commission to consist of 21 members appointed by the City Council. _______ For _______ Against ProposiƟon F ballot language shall read: Shall ArƟcle XII, SecƟon 13 of the DeSoto City Charter be Amended to correct typographical errors. _______ For _______ Against Early VoƟng and voƟng on ElecƟon Day, May 5th, will take place at Disciple Central Community Church located at 901 North Polk Street, DeSoto, Texas. The Early VoƟng schedule is as follows: Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27, 2018 (8 am unƟl 5 pm) Saturday, April 28, 2018 (8 am unƟl 5 pm) Sunday, April 29, 2018 (1 pm unƟl 6 pm) Monday, April 30, 2018 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (7 am unƟl 7 pm) If you have any quesƟons, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 972.230.9646.
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Mayor McCowan and local pastors invite the community to aƩend our annual NaƟonal Day of Prayer Service on May 3rd at 7 am at DeSoto City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Road. Please join us as we pray for our City, State, and NaƟon.
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