Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/01/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Lieutenant Jonathan Hall, Sr.

D. Brown

  • The Parker Family

M. Brown

  • Sympathy Cynthia D. Mason Thompson
  • Sympathy Shirley Marcella Green

Gregory

  • Sympathy William Sheridan, Sr.
  • Sympathy Edward F. Maley

Legislative Business

Darius J. Brown: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4297 - Resolution 16-088
Adopted
Renaming Brown-Burton-Winchester Memorial Park Pool to “United States Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Aquatic Center at Brown-Burton-Winchester Memorial Park”

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would rename the pool at the Brown-Burton-Winchester Park to honor Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the Vice-President of the United States and a former lifeguard at the facility.

Agenda Item #4298 - Resolution 16-089
Adopted as Amended
Respectfully Encouraging the Delaware General Assembly to Consider Renaming the Proposed Bridge Span Connecting I-495 to the Wilmington Riverfront “United States President Barack H. Obama Bridge”

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be requesting that the Delaware General Assembly name the soon-to-be-constructed vehicle and pedestrian bridge connecting I-495 to the Wilmington Riverfront in honor of United States President Barack H. Obama.


Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4299 - Resolution 16-090
Public Hearing Adopted
On the Proposed Amendments to the South Wilmington Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan

City Council will conduct a public hearing at the December 1, 2016 meeting to accept information from the Planning Department and hear comments from the public regarding amendments to the South Wilmington Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan.

Agenda Item #4284 - Ordinance 16-057
Public Hearing Codified
Rezone Fifteen Parcels of Land in South Wilmington Located in the Area Generally Bounded by South Walnut, Church, and A Streets and Garasches Lane from M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to W-4 (Waterfront Residential/Commercial) and O (Open Space) Zoning Classification

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending the City’s Zoning Map to rezone fifteen (15) parcels of land in South Wilmington. The parcels would be rezoned to W-4 which would permit waterfront residential/commercial development from the current zoning of M-1, which permits light manufacturing development.

Agenda Item #4287 - Ordinance 16-058
Codified
Amend Chapter 3 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to the Treatment, Care, Control and Licensing of Animals

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending the City’s laws with regard to the treatment, care, control and licensing of animals to adopt language that is consistent with the State of Delaware’s animal welfare laws. Because the licensing of animals and other laws regarding animals is conducted by the State, it is important for regulations and enforcement purposes that City law be aligned with State law. The new language adds provisions regarding an animal being declared dangerous or potentially dangerous as well as provisions regarding liability for a dog owner for impoundment of a dangerous animal.


Theopalis K. Gregory: President (Ms. Shabazz presenting on behalf of Mr. Gregory)

Agenda Item #4300 - Ordinance 16-064
Referred to the Finance Committee
To Amend the Capital Improvement Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2006-2011, Inclusive (Eden Park)

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending the 2006 Capital Budget Program to create a new program within the budget known as the Eden Park Architectural and Engineering Services.

Agenda Item #4301 - Ordinance 16-065
Referred to the Finance Committee
To Amend the Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2006 by Amending Substitute No. 1 To Ordinance No. 05-017 (Eden Park)

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending the 2006 Capital Budget to appropriate $200,000 for the completion of the Eden Park Architectural and Engineering Services. The funds would be taken from an existing balance in the now-completed Peter Spencer Plaza Renovation Project budget line.


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

Agenda Item #4302 - Ordinance 16-066
Referred to the Finance Committee
Constituting Amendment No. 5 to Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 16-018, As Amended) (Amend 2017 Position Allocation List and use of CATV Funds – City Council)

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would amending the FY2017 position allocation list by making certain changes in the City Council Office inclusive of adding 2 new positions and deleting 2 positions for a total of 29 positions and would appropriate the transfer of $63,802 from the CATV Fund to the General Fund Personal Services line in City Council to absorb the costs of midyear staffing changes.


Michael A. Brown, Sr.: At-Large

Agenda Item #4290 - Ordinance 16-061
Codified
Authorize an Ethernet Transport Services Agreement with Comcast Enterprise Services to Connect all Fire Department Facilities with the City’s Telecommunications Network

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into a 36- month contract with Comcast at cost of $99,360. The contract, known as an Ethernet Transport Services Agreement, would upgrade the connection for all of the City’s Fire Stations with the City’s telecommunications network.

Agenda Item #4303 - Resolution 16-091
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council for Crime Stoppers Awareness Initiative

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Police Department to apply for a $10,000 grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council to be used for an advertising campaign to promote the Crime Stoppers Program.


Justen A. Wright: At-Large

Agenda Item #4304 - Ordinance
Held
To Enact Certain Traffic Regulations (Red Oak Road intersecting Greenhill Avenue)

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be approving the installation by Public Works of an all-way stop sign on Red Oak Road as it intersects with Greenhill Avenue.

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