Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/01/2022 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

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Sympathy Council Member Linda M. Gray

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Tyrease Howard

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/wccpubliccomment120122 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:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82816899601 or visit the WITN22 website http://www.witn22.org or WITN YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/WITN22Wilmington/ or listen in only by calling one of the following phone numbers (929) 205-6099 or (301) 715-8592. You will be asked for the Webinar ID. Please enter 828 1689 9601 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kpRTY80cY.


Legislative Business

CONGO (McCoy presenting on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0252 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Certifying that a Vacancy Exists in the 1st Councilmanic District

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution formally certifies that a vacancy exists in the First Councilmanic District.


CONGO (Oliver presenting on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0253 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Filling the At-Large Vacancy Created by the Resignation of the Late Former Council Member Loretta Walsh in Accordance with City Charter Section 2-101 and City Code Section 2-34

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution appoints a qualified candidate, pursuant to Wilm. C. (Charter) §2-101, to fill the at-large vacancy created by the late former Council Member Loretta Walsh, for the remainder of the late former Council Member Walsh’s term in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee of the Whole.


CONGO (Harlee presenting on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0254 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Accepting and Adopting the Wilmington City Council Strategic Plan

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval.  The Resolution accepts the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan of the Wilmington City Council. The Plan serves as a guiding document for Council’s legislative, policy, and financial decision-making, as well as a template for engagement with the City’s stakeholders.

 


CONGO (Darby presenting on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0255 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Naming the Appointments to the Reparations Taskforce

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution names the appointments to the City Council Reparations Taskforce to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, with a special consideration for African Americans who are descendants of persons enslaved in the United States.

 


OLIVER

Agenda Item #0256 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving the Police Department’s Grant Application to the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs FY22 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s FY22 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance in the total amount of $686,433.00.  The proposed grant funds would be used over a three (3) year period to expand the Department’s existing Crime Gun Intelligence Center by hiring a forensic firearms examiner and purchasing necessary equipment to expand the Department’s Forensics Laboratory to allow for the full examination of firearm and ballistic evidence.  No local matching funds are required.

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