Agenda for Regular Meeting

04/01/2021 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Sympathy Emma Denise Davis

CABRERA

  • Sympathy Carol Ann Nordheimer

CONGO

  • Sympathy Beatres R. Dunn

HARLEE 

  • Sympathy Barry Golding

B. FIELDS

  • Recognize Earl and Aaron Cooper, Earl Cooper Golf and CarPlug Factory LLC

JOHNSON

  • Recognize U.S. President Joseph Biden and Administration on action taken on American Rescue Plan

MCCOY 

  • Congratulate St. Elizabeth Vikings Girls Basketball Team
  • Recognize Ubaldo Carlos Valles (Bloomsberry Florist)

OLIVER 

  • Sympathy Louise D. Smith
  • Sympathy Karen Reason
  • Sympathy James Robertson, Sr.
  • Sympathy Carolyn Wing

WALSH 

  • Sympathy Hughes Horning
  • Sympathy Frederick Charles Tate

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Legislative Business

GRAY

Agenda Item #0043 - Res. 21-019
Adopted
A Resolution Identifying a Process and Focus for Federal Funds to be Received by the City of Wilmington from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to Ensure Responsible Fiscal Oversight and to Ensure that Discretionary Funding Decisions Prioritize the Needs of Underserved Communities Most Impacted by COVID-19

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution identifies a process and focus for spending federal funds that will be received by City of Wilmington from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to ensure responsible fiscal oversight and to ensure that discretionary funding decisions prioritize the needs of underserved communities most impacted by COVID-19.


DARBY

Agenda Item #0034 - Ord. 21-021
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code to Provide for Civil Fines for Owners of Vacant Properties who Fail to Register Them

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. The Ordinance approves the institution of civil penalties on property owners who fail to comply with the registration requirements for vacant properties.

Agenda Item #0044 - Res. 21-020
Adopted
A Resolution Urging the Delaware General Assembly to Enact Legislation that Requires Landlords to Have a Valid Business License in Order to File an Eviction Action or Have a Judgment Entered Against Tenants

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution urges the Delaware General Assembly to enact legislation that will hold landlords of residential property to the same standards and licensing requirements as other Delaware businesses. Additionally, this Resolution urges the Delaware General Assembly to protect tenants from noncompliant landlords by prohibiting landlords operating in Delaware without a valid business license from filing an eviction action or having a judgment entered against a tenant.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #0045 - Res. 21-021
Adopted
A Resolution Urging the Delaware General Assembly to Increase the Victims’ Compensation Funds

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution is urging the Delaware General Assembly to increase the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) funeral and burial allotment to a total of $7,500 for eligible applicants.

Agenda Item #0046 - Res. 21-022
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank and the City of Wilmington Department of Real Estate and Housing to More Aggressively Market Vacant Lots in Their Inventory for the Purpose of Building Affordable Homes

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution encourages owners of vacant lots throughout the City to more aggressively market those lots to builders for the purpose of building affordable homes.

Agenda Item #0047 - Res. 21-023
Adopted
A Resolution Urging that No Further Community Gardens be Established on Undeveloped Lots Without Notifying the Appropriate Civic Association

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution encourages individuals and organizations who wish to set up community gardens to actively engage with the community where the garden is to be located. Engaging with the community before starting a new garden will improve the likelihood of long-term sustainability for new gardens by addressing common worries including year-round maintenance, and pest control.

Agenda Item #0023 - Ord. 21-009
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve Two One-Year Extensions of Contract 21004WD Between the City of Wilmington and Diamond Mechanical, Inc. for HVAC and Related Systems Inspection and Maintenance

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise two (2) one-year options to extend Contract 21004WD “HVAC & Related Systems Inspection & Maintenance” between the City of Wilmington and Diamond Mechanical, Inc.

Agenda Item #0024 - Ord. 21-010
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve Two One-Year Extensions of Contract 21005WD Between the City of Wilmington and I.D. Griffith, Inc. for Boiler Inspection and Maintenance Services

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise two (2) one-year options to extend Contract 21005WD “Boiler Inspection & Maintenance Services” between the City of Wilmington and I.D. Griffith, Inc.

Agenda Item #0025 - Ord. 21-011
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 21007WDPS Between the City of Wilmington and Merit Construction Engineers, Inc. for Building, Raceway and Facilities Maintenance

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to extend Contract 21007WDPS “Building, Raceway & Facilities Management” between the City of Wilmington and Merit Construction Engineers, Inc. for one (1) year.

Agenda Item #0026 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-012
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
To Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance approves various traffic and parking regulations in the City.

Agenda Item #0035 - Ord. 21-015
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Approve the Riverside Phase 2 Major Subdivision Plan of the Wilmington Housing Authority and Pennrose, LLC, and to Authorize the City of Wilmington to Accept as a Public Right of Way the Dedication of a New Section of East 28th Street

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance approves the Riverside Phase 2 Mayor Subdivision and authorizes the City to accept the dedication of a new section of East 28th Street.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #0027 - Ord. 21-013
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Name the South Wilmington Wetlands Park Project the “Southbridge Wilmington Wetlands Park”

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance officially names the South Wilmington Wetlands park project as the “Southbridge Wilmington Wetlands Park.”


DIXON

Agenda Item #0048 - Res. 21-024
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the State of Delaware to Take Action and Develop and Support Legislation that would Further Prevent the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products to Kids

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution is to implore the State of Delaware to take action and develop and support legislation that would further prevent the sale of flavored tobacco products.


SPADOLA

Agenda Item #0049 - Ord. 21-022
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Prohibit the Establishment of Police Ticket and Arrest Quotas

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends the City Code to prohibit the City Police Department from establishing ticket and arrest quotas.


WALSH (Dixon presented on behalf of Walsh)

Agenda Item #0033 - Ord. 21-014
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve Three One-Year Extensions of Contract 21001PDPS Between the City of Wilmington and Asset Management Alliance for Professional Service Building Management at the Public Safety Building

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise three (3) one-year options to extend Contract 21001PDPS “Professional Service Building Management at the Public Safety Building” between the City of Wilmington and Asset Management Alliance.

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