Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/21/2014 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Alice J. Greer
  • Salute Former Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker
  • Sympathy Michele Antionette Pray Griffiths

D. Brown

  • Best wish Mary E. Winston – 92nd Birthday
  • Best Wishes Dr. Joseph E. Johnson

D. Brown/Council

  • Retirement Estella “Stella” Dunning

Cabrera

  • Recognize One Village Alliance -20th Annual People’s Festival 4Peace

Chukwuocha

  • Best wishes Mother Mary Ruth Boyce

Dorsey Walker

  • Sympathy Terry Kimble

Gregory

  • Commend Dr. Nina Anderson
  • Congratulate Tywan Rashad Brooks
  • Retirement Audrey Brooks
  • Congratulate Eagles Scout Matthew J. Graesser

Gregory/M. Brown

  • Sympathy Shirley Lee Barnes
  • Congratulate Eagle Scout Matthew J. Graesser

Shabazz

  • Retirement Jalil Louis Bryant

Wright

  • Recognize Dwight-Womack Family
  • Recognize Pastor Robert J. Goodman

 


Legislative Business

CONGO

Agenda Item #3968 - RES. 14-038
Adopted
A Resolution authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept the donation of 509 Concord Avenue from US Bank National Association Trustee

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to obtain the property at 509 Concord Avenue from the current owner—US Bank National Association Trustee—at no cost to the City. The bank will make a $10,000 cash contribution to the City that would be used to help rehabilitate the property for an owner-occupied sale.


D. BROWN

Agenda Item #3969 - Res. 14-039
Adopted
A Resolution authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept donation of 1024 North Spruce Street from Mr. Thomas Henry

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to obtain a vacant lot at 1024 North Spruce Street from the current owner—Thomas Henry—at no cost to the City. Mr. Henry is donating the property to the City which will be included in any future plans related to eastside revitalization efforts.


PRADO

Agenda Item #3950 - Ord. 14-030
PASSED - (Public Hearing – 3rd & Final Reading)
Amend Chapter 48 of the Wilmington City Code regarding multi-family conversions

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes in Chapter 48 which is the City’s Zoning Code. In particular, this Ordinance would correct an inconsistency in the Administration and Enforcement section of the Code by making it clearer that all applications for single-family to multiple-family property conversions must first be approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. This recommended change in the Zoning Code was made by the City’s Planning Commission.


FREEL

Agenda Item #3970 - Res. 14-040
Adopted
A Resolution extending the time for review and submission of a report by the City Planning Commission on Ordinance No. 14-026 and the respective amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan for an additional 90 days and cancel the public hearing for review of Ordinance No. 14-026 and the respective amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan previously scheduled for September 18, 2014

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.If approved, Council would be authorizing a 90-day extension (to on or about December 2, 2014) for a review and the submission of a report by the City Planning Commission concerning Ordinance No. 14-026 which proposes amendments to the City Zoning Map related to the former Wilmington Finishing Company property. Approval of this resolution would also cancel a previously scheduled September 18, 2014 public hearing regarding Ordinance No. 14-026.

Agenda Item #3963 - Ord. 14-038
Passed - (3rd and Final Reading)
Authorize an amendment to extend Contract PD05006 – Parking Violation Processing and Collection System – with Xerox State and Local Solutions

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into a one- year extension of an original 2009 contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions to process parking violations and collect fines. The cost of the contract, which will be in effect from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, is $1,187,000


M. BROWN

Agenda Item #3971 - Res. 14-042
Adopted - 14-041
A Resolution authorizing the Wilmington Police Department (“WPD”) to receive and spend the seized funds, which was ordered by the Court to be forfeited to the WPD

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Police Department to accept $16,555.50 from a seizure of assets. The Court of Common Pleas directed that this money, considered to be special funds as it relates to the regular annual budget appropriation, be forfeited to the WPD. City Council must approve any special funds received by City departments.

Agenda Item #3972 - RES. 14-042
ADOPTED
A Resolution authorizing the Wilmington Police Department (“WPD”) to submit grant applications to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F.) for advanced equipment

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City, through the Wilmington Police Department, to apply for a $100,200 grant from the State of Delaware’s Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F). The department would use this funding to purchase forensic optical comparison equipment, a forensics fuming chamber, 15 external defibrillators, fatal accident investigation equipment, explosives for the EOD unit and training for the K-9 unit.

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