Agenda for Regular Meeting
04/02/2015 6:30 pm
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Licenses and Inspections to apply for a $99,091 grant from the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund. The funding would be used to deploy four of the Department’s existing Code Enforcement Officers to work in high-crime and high-volume code violation areas of the City during the early morning hours of 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. beginning April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. The new enforcement effort would be known as the Wilmington Early Morning Inspections/Community Enforcement Task Force Initiative. The funding will also allow for additional maintenance of vacant and abandoned property as well as additional assistance to seniors for grass cutting and minor repairs.
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the removal of a portion of a city street from the Official City Map. Specifically, New Riverfront Associates, LLC, which owns an eight- parcel property at 415 Seventh Avenue, has requested that a portion of Seventh Avenue, located between Duncan Street and the Penn Central Railroad right-of-way, be removed from the Official City Map. The City Planning Commission met on March 17, 2015 and adopted a resolution which recommended approval of the request by New Riverfront Associates, LLC. TheCity Law Department has determined that the City’s ownership of the portion of Seventh Avenue that is proposed to be removed cannot be established.
M. BROWN (Mr. Congo presented on behalf of Mr. Brown)
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 37 of the Wilmington City Code related to the parking of tractor trailers and buses within the City. The legislation imposes an outright prohibition against the parking of any commercial or recreational vehicle that is 11,000 pounds or more or 20 feet in length or more unless the vehicle is actually being loaded or unloaded or unless the driver has a lawful street storage permit issued by the Department of Licenses and Inspections. The Ordinance would also prohibit the parking of any boat regardless of its weight or dimension. The new prohibition also pertains to all trailer coaches, semi-trailers and tractor trailers regardless of size or purpose. Violators of the Ordinance would be subject to a civil penalty as well as the immobilization or towing of their vehicle according to procedures set forth in current law. The new law would be enforced by any Parking Revenue Enforcement Officer (PREO) or Wilmington Police Officer.
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a building maintenance agreement for the City’s Emergency Management Center located on South Heald Street. Specifically, the agreement is between the City and Advantage Building & Facility Services, LLC for a period of one year beginning on or about July 1, 2015 at a cost of $98,628.78. The contract has two possible renewals of one year each at the option of the City. The selected vendor submitted the lowest price and best overall proposal as part of a City Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Police Department to accept a $91,913.96 grant from the State of Delaware’s Delaware State Aid to Local law enforcement Fund. The funding will be used for advanced training initiatives, the purchase of smart boards and overtime salaries for drug enforcement investigations. This grant requires no local match. In order to be eligible for the grant, the grant application was submitted by the PD in advance of receiving City’s Council’s approval to apply for the grant.