Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/25/2022 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE  19801

Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Committee Reports

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

CABRERA            

  • Sympathy Ana Delia Santiago

DARBY              

  • Recognize Northside for Life (NS4L)

PUBLIC COMMENT
The meeting will be open to the public starting at 6pm, so members of the public can sign up to speak. To sign up for Public Comment, members of the public must go to the following website
https://tinyurl.com/wccpubliccomment082522 to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business. The President of City Council will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.

Note: In accordance with the enactment of Delaware General Assembly Senate Bill 94, members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting either in person in the Council Chambers or virtually by accessing the meeting as follows:

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Legislative Business

DARBY

Agenda Item #0213 - Ord. 22-033
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 45 of the City Code Regarding Monthly Billing for Water, Sewer and Stormwater Charges to Allow for Installment of an Income Based Water Rate Assistance Program

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapter 45 of the City Code to allow for an Income-Based Water Rate Assistance Program.


Darby

Agenda Item #0214 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading - HELD
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 8 of the City Code to Protect the Exploited Construction Workforce, Promote Local Hire of Wilmington Residents, and Increase Skilled Labor in Residential Construction Projects

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This ordinance requires developers and contractors working on residential construction projects within the City to participate in craft training programs, pay a minimum wage of $18, and certify non-debarment if the project is wholly or partially funded by an incentive from the City including subsidies in the form of tax abatements, donation of property or tax credits.

Agenda Item #0057 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-024
3rd & Final Reading - HELD
Amend Chapter 5 of the City Code to Require Buyers of Residential Rental Property to Pay Business License Fees at Property Settlement

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 amends Chapter 5 of the City Code by adding Section 5-37.1 to require buyers of residential rental properties located within city limits to complete a business license application and pay business license fees at settlement. Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 also requires the Department of Licenses and Inspections to provide the new property owners with an informational brochure providing guidance for landlords and owners of vacant properties. The purpose of Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 is to increase enforcement and compliance with business license requirements among owners of rental property, and to streamline the process for investor-owners to obtain business licenses.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #0215 - Ord. 22-034
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Approve the Removal of a Portion of Marsh Lane, Located between 1175 and 1190 East Seventh Street, from the Official City Map

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance authorizes the removal of a portion of Marsh Lane, located between 1175 and 1190 East Seventh Street, from the Official City Map.


Congo (B. Fields presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0216 - Ord. 22-035
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapters 2 and 40 of the City Code to Exempt Employees in Appointed Service from the City’s Residency Requirement

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapters 2 and 40 of the City Code to exempt employees in appointed service from Wilm. C. § 40-3’s residency requirement and removes the outdated  reference to Wilm. C. (Charter) § 3-304 where appropriate.  In addition, this Ordinance corrects the former titles of “director of personnel” and “personnel director” to “director of human resources” as well as the former department name “personnel department” to “department of human resources.”


B. Fields

Agenda Item #0217 - Ord. 22-036
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Rename the 4th and Rodney “Tot Lot” After Pastor Lottie Lee-Davis

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance renames the 4th and Rodney “Tot Lot” as the “Lottie Lee-Davis Tot Lot.” 

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