Agenda for Regular Meeting

04/06/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Recognize March 10, 2017 Harriet Tubman Day

Congo

  • Congratulate Wilhelmina Benson

Harlee

  • Recognize Housing Opportunities of Northern Delaware, Annual Fair Housing Month
  • Sympathy Craig Allen

Shabazz

  • Recognize 14th Annual Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Day at the Capital
  • Sympathy Brandee Ford
  • Celebrate 125th Anniversary of The Resurrection Center
  • Commend Pete and Susan Booker – Community Service Tribute
  • Sympathy Nathaniel D. Davis, Sr.
  • Recognize Commissioner Gretchen Gilchrist
  • Commend Rosemary Banks

Turner

  • Commend Lemar Wright, Hassan Hackett, Nick Collado, Jefferson Collado and Kevin Ignudo

Williams

  • Commend Jaida and Gabriel Bey

Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1st Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4344 - Resolution 17-020
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application to Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Support the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program Administered by the Department of Parks and Recreation

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, through Cityfest Inc., to submit a $65,000.00 grant application to Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program.

Agenda Item #4345 - Resolution 17-021
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Recreation and Parks Association to Support the Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Recreation Programs and Summer Youth Employment Mentoring

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a $35,000.00 grant application to National Recreation and Parks Association to support the City’s nutrition literacy and recreation programming and cooking infrastructure.

Agenda Item #4346 - Resolution 17-022
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Education to Support the City’s 2017 Summer Food Service Program between June 19, 2017 and August 25, 2017

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a grant application to the Delaware Department of Education for funding from the U.S. Department of Summer Food Program. The $575,000.00 grant would be used to support the City’s 2017 Summer Food Service Program.

Agenda Item #4347 - Resolution 17-023
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept Grant Funds from Be Ready Community Development Corporation for Parks Improvements at 4th and Rodney Street and Connell Street

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a $50,000.00 grant application to Be Ready Community Development Corporation for park improvements.

Agenda Item #4348 - Resolution 17-024
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept Grant Funds from The West End Neighborhood House Inc. for Park Improvements at 4th and Rodney Street, Connell Street and Father Tucker Park

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to submit a $51,600.00 grant application to The West End Neighborhood House, Inc. for improvements to the following parks: 4th & Rodney, Connell Street, and Father Tucker.


Michelle Harlee: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4349 - Resolution 17-025
Adopted
Authorizing a Grant Application of the Public Works Department to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Construct the Fisheries Habitat that is Part of the South Wilmington Wetland Restoration and Conservation Project

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Public Works Department to submit a $1,527,645.67 grant application to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Funds will be used to construct the fisheries habitat, reduce flooding and promote resiliency in the South Bridge Community.


Charles M. "Bud" Freel: 8th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4343 - Ordinance 17-013
Enacted but not codified
Constituting Amendment No. 7 to the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No..1 to Ordinance No. 16-018, As Amended) by Amending the Declared Salary Rate for the Chief of Police

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending the FY2017 declared salary rate for the Chief of Police from $117,073.00 to $160,000.00 in the General Fund Personal Services expenditures of the Police Department. Effective April 1, 2017.


Ciro Adams: At-Large

Agenda Item #4330 - Ordinance 17-005
Enacted but not codified
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding the Audit Review Committee

This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 2 of the Wilmington City Code, updating and formalizing Code provisions related to the Audit Review Committee to allow greater flexibility in permitting the City Council Finance Chair to send a designee in his/her place as well as adding the City Council Chief Financial Officer as a non-voting member.


Hanifa Shabazz: President (Walsh presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4350 - Resolution 17-026
Adopted
Censuring Councilman At-Large Samuel L. Guy, Esq., for Conduct Unbecoming of the Office of a Member of Council

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be offering a formal censure of certain conduct displayed by Councilman At-Large Samuel L. Guy, Esq., particularly related to statements made during public meetings and the nature of messages sent from his official City of Wilmington email account to members of Council and staff. The resolution includes appendices evidencing the conduct which prompted this censure, as well as a request that Councilman At-Large Samuel L. Guy, Esq., take steps to cease certain types of conduct in the spirit of best serving the citizens of Wilmington.

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