Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/20/2015 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Best Wishes Apostle Thomas W., Weeks, Sr.
  • Sympathy Dr. Donell Lee Guy, Sr.
  • Commend Norfork State University Alumni Association
  • Fond Farewell Yesenia Taveras

D. Brown

  • Sympathy Mother Rosie Areta Sudler Ashley
  • Sympathy Dorothy Bertha Jenkins Walters
  • Sympathy Deborah Ann Tiller

Cabrera/Council

  • Sympathy Twylah L. Johnson- Blackwell

Congo

  • Salute Reverend Herbert J. Owens, Sr.

Gregory

  • Salute Allen Charles Rusten
  • Sympathy James Darryl Rodgers
  • salute Overseer Emma Loretta Creamer
  • Sympathy Mary Louise Johnson Clark
  • Sympathy Rosalie Ann Reason
  • Recognize Gilbert Jackson, III: Richard Johnson: Mike Miller and the late John Triplett
  • Sympathy Evangelist Murlean M. Morgan
  • Sympathy Larry S. Jenkins, Sr.

Dorsey Walker

  • Sympathy Rena M. Bostick Brooks
  • Sympathy Olivia Beatrice Johnson

Wright

  • Commend William James Harrison, III

Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Agenda Item ##4075 - Ord. 15-029
PASSED
Rename the Lot Located on the 500 Block of Madison Street Presently known as “Madison Street Tot-Lot” to “Frauline M. Trotter Plaza”

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to rename the Madison Street Tot-Lot as the Frauline M. Trotter Plaza to commemorate Ms. Trotter’s considerable contributions to the West Center City area of Wilmington. Ms. Trotter is also being honored for her role from 1973 until her retirement in 2010 as the head of the Community Services Department of the West Center City Community Center which was later renamed the William “Hicks” Anderson CommunityCenter.


D. BROWN

Agenda Item ##4084 - Ord. 15-032
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Approve the Removal of a Portion of Todds Lane from the Official City Map

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 Todds Lane from the Official City Map. This request, approved by the City Planning Commission on July 28, 2015, was made by an adjacent property owner who uses the referenced section of road for his business interests. The City has determined that the section of Todds Lane in question is not owned by City, that the owner is not known and that the section of street does not contribute to the surrounding traffic pattern and therefore can be removed from the Official City Map.


D. BROWN

Agenda Item ##4085 - Res.
Held
A Resolution Welcoming the Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc., to Wilmington and Applauding their Plans to Open a Stock Exchange Featuring Two Alternative Trading Systems in the City of Wilmington

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the establishment of a new stock exchange in Wilmington that would include the nation’s first crowdfunding exchange to help start-up businesses. The Resolution welcomes the Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc., to Wilmington and supports efforts to establish a stock exchange in the City.


SHABAZZ (Mr. Chukwuocha presented on behalf of Ms. Shabazz)

Agenda Item ##4086 - Ord. 15-033
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize City Contract 16003PW – Janitorial Services at the Municipal Complex with ACS Janitorial Services, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to enter into a one-year contract with ACS Janitorial Services, Inc. for services at the Turner Municipal Complex off Wilmington Avenue which is used by the Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments. The contract, which began July 1, 2015, is in the amount of $47,436. ACS was selected as the lowest responsible bidder in a public bidding process. While the contract is for one year, the City can exercise two possible extension periods of one year each at the same annual cost.


PRADO

Agenda Item ##4087 - Ord. 15-034
1st and 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize City Contract 16012LI – Vacant Property Services with R&A Contractors, LLC

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Licenses and Inspections to enter into a one-year contract with R&A Contractors, LLC, for services related to maintaining vacant properties in Wilmington. The contract, which began July 1, 2015, is in the amount of $115,700. R&A Contractors was selected as the lowest responsible bidder in a public bidding process. While the contract is for one year, the City can exercise one possible extension period of one year at the same annual cost.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4088 - Res. 15-042
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the City Treasurer to Open a New Bank Account at M&T Bank for the Purposes of Administering Grant-in-Aid Funds

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City Treasurer to establish a separate bank account at M&T Bank (the City’s active depository) for the deposit of Grant-in-Aid funds from the State of Delaware. Legislation approved by the Delaware General Assembly on July 1, 2015 requires that Grant-in-Aid funds awarded to municipalities and other entities be kept in a separate account and not be comingled with any other funds.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4089 - Ord. 15-035
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code in Order to Apply the Correct Government Accounting Standards to Internal and External Audits

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to Chapter 2 of the City Code to ensure that the City is applying the correct auditing standards to both internal and external audits. Specifically, the law is being amended to ensure that the City Auditor conduct audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). In addition, the activities of the City Auditor would be subject to a quality review by a non-partisan, objective group using the GAGAS standards. A copy of the quality review would be made available to members of the City’s Audit Review Committee.


WALSH

Agenda Item ##4090 - Res. 15-043
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Economic Development and the Small and Minority Business Enterprise to Accept ‘Startup in a Day’ Grant from the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”)

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Office of EconomicDevelopment to accept a $50,000 grant for the Small Business Administration’s “Startup in a Day” program. This SBA program is intended to allow local governments to support entrepreneurs starting a new business by reducing the amount of time it takes to apply for and receive local permits and licenses.

Agenda Item ##4091 - Ord. 15-036
1st& 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code Regarding Paid Vacation and Floating Days of Merit Employees and Appointed and Elected Officials

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to Chapter 40 of the City Code related to the paid vacations and floating vacation days for merit City employees, appointed employees and elected officials. Specifically, the Ordinance would prohibit a merit, appointed or elected City employee who leaves City government employment and is paid for accrued unused vacation days who then decides to return to City government employment to accrue any new vacation days for the first year of their re-employment. These employees would be entitled to begin to accrue vacation days beginning with the second year of their re-employment. The Ordinance would also prohibit any City employee who leaves and then returns to Cityemployment to claim any accrued floating holidays not used during the person’s previousemployment period.

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