Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/25/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

M. Brown

  • Sympathy Gwendolyn Waters

Gregory

  • Sympathy Mrs. Virginia Marks

Shabazz

  • Best wishes Diane Hairston 60th Birthday

Legislative Business

Darius J. Brown: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4253 - Resolution16-064
Adopted
Supporting the Efforts of the White House in Establishing and Promoting the Fair Chance Business Pledge and Respectfully Encouraging Businesses that are Located In, and Serve, the City of Wilmington to Consider Joining in This Important National Initiative

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting a U.S. Government effort entitled “Fair Chance Business Pledge” launched by the White House to urge private businesses to eliminate barriers to employment for persons with a criminal record. In Delaware, the State Chamber of Commerce, following a request from City Council, has agreed to promote this initiative among its members. This Resolution is urging businesses located in and serving Wilmington to join this national initiative to provide employment opportunities to the approximately 1,200 individuals who have paid their debt to society and are released from prison each year.


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

Agenda Item #4254 - Resolution 16-065
Adopted
Scheduling a Public Hearing on September 15, 2016 to Consider Amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would hold a public hearing on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers to provide citizens with an opportunity to comment on amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan which was originally adopted by City Council on December 20, 2007 and amended on December 3, 2009.

Agenda Item #4255 - Resolution 16-066
Adopted
Scheduling a Public Hearing on September 15, 2016 to Consider Ordinance No. 16-028 (Rezoning of Four Parcels of Land from C-6 (Special Commercial District) to W-4 (Waterfront Residential Commercial District) and R-3 (One-Family Row Houses)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would hold a public hearing on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers to provide citizens with an opportunity to comment about Ordinance 16-028 which proposes amendments to Chapter 48 of the City Code. Specifically, these amendments relate to the rezoning of four parcels along the Brandywine Creek near the northern end of Riddle Avenue and Mill Road from C-6 to W-4 to R-3. Ordinance 16-028 was originally introduced by City Council on May 5, 2016. The City Planning Commission approved the rezoning proposals on August 16, 2016.

Agenda Item #4249 - Ordinance 16-042
Codified
Constituting Amendment No. 1 to Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 16-018, As Amended) By Making Changes to the Fiscal Year 2017 Position Allocation List for the Human Resources Department and Executive and Managerial Salary Structure Matrix

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a budget amendment to FY 2017 Operating Budget for the purpose of allowing the Administration to make certain changes to the Position Allocation List pertaining to the Department of Human Resources and to the City’s executive and managerial salary structure and matrix.

Agenda Item #4250 - Ordinance 16-043
Codified
Authorize the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bonds or a General Obligation Anticipation Note, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary to Finance Various Streets and Roadways Located within the City Limits; Providing for the Sale of the Bonds or the Note; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to borrow up to $6 million through the issuance of General Obligation Bonds and a General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note to finance repairs and improvements of various streets and roadways. The estimated cost to issue the Bonds or Note is approximately $25,000 which is also funded through this Ordinance.

Agenda Item #4252 - Ordinance 16-044
Codified
Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Wilmington Housing Project) Series 2016 (Federally Taxable), in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary to Refund the City’s General Obligation Bond (Wilmington Housing Project) Series 2013 (Federally Taxable); Authorizing a Loan of the Proceeds to the Wilmington Housing Partnership Corporation; Providing for the Sale of the Bond; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the refunding or refinancing of a 2013 Bond issuance that was used to fund property acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of single-family properties by the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP). This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of up to $3.4 million principal amount General Obligation Bond Series 2016 to provide for the refunding of the City’s General Obligation Bond Series 2013. The WHP will apply all or part of the proceeds from its property sales to the payment of the 2016 Bond. All of the 2016 Bond proceeds will be loaned to the WHP pursuant to a loan agreement between the City and the WHP.

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