Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/22/2013 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council                  Welcome Youth Chamber Orchestra of Fulda, Germany

All Council                  Celebrate 200 Years of August Quarterly

All Council                  Sympathy Father Roberto Balducelli

All Council                  Sympathy Wilda A. Hutt

All Council                  Retirement Stan Kozicki

All Council                  Retirement Martin Meltzer

D. Brown                     Congratulate Apostle Dr. Robert Revelle, Sr. – 20th Pastoral Anniversary

D. Brown                     Congratulate 41st Graduating Class of Small Business Success Series

Cabrera/Council        Welcome Stephen Marley

Congo                           Sympathy Emma Jean Scates Mills

Gregory                       Welcome Wilson-Davis Family

Gregory/Brown         Sympathy Patricia Joanne Chavis-Smith

Shabazz/Brown         Sympathy Damiyr Khalid

Shabazz                       Sympathy William H. Thompson, III

Walsh/Council           Recognize 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Williams                      Recognize Vinnie Fidance

Williams                      Recognize the Congo Family – 13th Annual Community/Hilltop Day

Wright                         Sympathy Era Mary Spann

Wright                         Best Wishes Hazel Coleman Deloatch – 60th Birthday


Legislative Business

CONGO

Agenda Item #3846 - Res. 13-047
Adopted
A Resolution Accepting a Grant from the State of Delaware Department of Youth & Services and Their Families or the Safe Haven Project a the Williams "Hicks" Anderson Community Center Through the Department of Parks and Recreation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City Administration to accept a $26,000 Safe Haven grant from the State to allow for extended hours of service at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center in West Center City. The funding would come from the State Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and would enable the City-owned community center to provide extended hours between May 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013.


SHABAZZ

Agenda Item #3847 - Ord. 13-028
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to Public Works & Transportation Committee
An Ordinance to Authorize City Contract 13080PWPS - Intelligent Single-Space Parking Meter Technology with Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to enter into a one-year contract with Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. totaling $179,340 for the purchase and installation of 200 “smart or intelligent” single-space parking meters. The new parking meters will provide citizens with a variety of flexible payment options (credit card/mobile phone apps), will enable the City to monitor the meters in “real time” to improve operation and maintenance, and provide more flexibility, from a technology standpoint, to change hourly parking rates in the future. The contract also allows the City to purchase additional “smart” meters from the vendor at fixed unit prices for a period of five years. The vendor was awarded this contract at the completion of a recent City RFP process.


PRADO

Agenda Item #3848 - Res. 13-048
Adopted
A Resolution Respectfully Urging United States Senate to Support the Preservation of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTCs) and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTCs) in Tax Reform

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for its review and approval. If approved, Council would be requesting that the U.S. Senate preserve and fund the LIHTCs and NMTCs programs in the face of deficit reduction and tax overhaul discussions underway in Washington which could threaten these programs. The LIHTCs and NMTCs attracted over $14 billion in direct investment in 2012 and have jointly supported over 160,000 jobs each year nationally. The LIHTCs and NMTCs program investments provide families with decent homes, revitalize commercial corridors, build new schools and health centers, and support small business development and job growth – all in the nation’s most economically depressed neighborhoods.


FREEL

Agenda Item #3843 - Ord. 13-026
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize an Electricity Procurement Contract Starting in Fiscal Year 2015

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be approving negotiated draft contracts (excluding exact price and length provisions) with three “short-listed” electricity providers that were selected recently by the City through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. In order to obtain the lowest possible cost for electricity beginning in Fiscal Year 2015, it is necessary for a “short-listed” selection of electricity providers to be in place so the City can choose an electric provider within a matter of hours after the City is provided with the exact prices and contract lengths offered by the “short-listed” providers. Under this Ordinance, Council would also be authorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute an agreement with an electricity provider or providers for a term of two or three years with an option to extend the contract for an additional one or two years.


M. BROWN

Agenda Item #3849 - Ord. 13-029
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to Public Safety
An Ordinance to Authorize the Extension of City Contract 13042FDPS - Ambulance Service for City of Wilmington with St. Francis Hospital

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year extension of the current contract with St. Francis Hospital and an option for one additional year to provide ambulance service for the City. There is no cost to the City for this contract because all costs are the responsibility of the user of emergency services. The maximum out-of-pocket cost to the user of ambulance services is $250.00. The City originally entered into a one-year contract with St. Francis Hospital for ambulance service in October of 2012 with the possibility of two, one-year extensions at the City’s discretion.

Agenda Item #3850 - Ord. 13-030
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to Public Safety
An Ordinance to Authorize the Extension of City Contract 13001PDPSR - Professional Services for Building Management of Public Safety Building with Asset Management Alliance

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year extension of the current contract with Asset Management Alliance for the management and maintenance of the City’s Public Safety Building at 4th and Walnut Streets. The cost of the one-year contract is $263,298.56. The new agreement would also afford the City the opportunity to renew the contract for two, one-year periods with the same terms and conditions. The vendor was awarded this contract at the completion of a recent City RFP process.

Agenda Item #3851 - Res. 13-049
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Filing of a Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the FY'13 Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

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 (WPD) to apply for a $225,942 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant would not require a local cash funding match. The WPD would use the grant for six purposes which include purchasing bullet-proof vests, funding a civilian position to assist the Cold Case (unsolved murders) Unit, purchasing computer and telephone equipment to assist the Criminal Investigations Division, purchasing a mobile surveillance camera system for the Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division, purchasing a trailer to improve response time for the Mobile Field Force Unit of the Special Operations Division and funding overtime so officers can attend Community Policing training.

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