Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/03/2015 12:00 am

Non-Legislative Business

Gregory/M. Brown

  • Sympathy Manuel Arnold Wright

Gregory

  • Congratulate the Wilmington Titans Football Underfeated Teams
  • Recognize Paul Barry – New Horizons

Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Agenda Item ##4068 - Res. 15-064
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept a Safe Haven Grant from the State of Delaware to Extend the Weekend Operating Hours of the Williams “Hicks” Anderson Community Center

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Parks and Recreation Department, to receive a multiple year grant from the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families in the amount of $67,500. The grant, which does not required a City match of funding, would enable the City to keep the William “Hicks”Anderson Community Center open on weekends for extended hours during the summer months of 2016 and 2017.

Agenda Item ##4131 - Ord. 15-056
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Approval of Contract with Cintas Corporation to Provide Uniforms for Employees with Department of Parks and Recreation’s Maintenance Division

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City, through the Department of Parks and Recreation, to enter into a 2.5 year contract with Cintas Corporation for providing uniforms to approximately 26 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division employees. The annual cost of the contract is $9,000 and contains one year renewal options under the same terms and conditions.


D. BROWN

Agenda Item ##4132 - Res. 15-065
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Disposition of 916 Bennett, 917 Bennett, 927 Bennett, 854 Bennett, 860 Bennett and 863 Bennett Street to the Wilmington Housing Partnership

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Real Estate and Housing Department, to convey City ownership of six properties in the 800 and 900 blocks of Bennet Street to the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP). The WHP would redevelopment the properties for future homeownership opportunities.

Agenda Item ##4133 - Res. 15-066
Adopted
A Resolution Endorsing the Principles of “Open Data” Through Transparency and Civic Engagement and Encouraging the Administration to Secure the Software that is needed to Publish and Maintain Public Data Sets

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the concept of “Open Data” whereby the City government encourages more citizen participation in the local government process by providing more government information that can be more easily accessed and shared. “Open Data” further supports the concept that governments today have access to software, applications and tools that can enable a government to collect, store, organize and share information in new and innovative ways.


SHABAZZ

Agenda Item #Rev. 1 #4109 - Sub. 1 Ord. 15-045
PASSED AS AMENDED
To Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to initiate a series of new traffic and parking regulations as well as the rescission of certain traffic and parking regulations. Use this link to access a copy of the Ordinance www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagendawhich lists all of the proposed signage additions and deletions.

Agenda Item ##4134 - RES. 15-067
ADOPTED
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Public Works to Accept a Drinking Water Innovation and Technology Grant from the Department of Health and Social Services

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Public Works, to seek a $50,000 state grant for the purpose of allowing the City to conduct a cybersecurity assessment of the Wilmington Water Department’s Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The grant is available through the Department of Health and Social Services. The assessment would be conducted by Allied Control Systems, Incorporated.


GREGORY (Shabazz presenting on behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item ##4135 - Ord. 15-057
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code Regarding Outstanding and Overdue Citations

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be codifying a current City policy that governs when vehicles may be immobilized or towed by the City because of non-payment of a citation or fine. Specifically, Council would be amending Chapter 37 of the City Code to direct that that an unpaid fine will not be considered towards boot eligibility until the appeal period for that citation or fine has expired. The Ordinance would make certain in law that because a citizen has an option to either appeal or pay the fine during an active appeal period, or to challenge the citation on appeal, that particular unpaid fine should not be counted toward eligibility for vehicle immobilization or towing.


PRADO

Agenda Item ##4136 - Res. 15-068
Adopted
A Resolution Declaring Surplus the Property Located at 606 East 11th Street and 52 East 22nd Street

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Real Estate and Housing Department, to declare these two properties as surplus which would allow the City to dispose of the properties.


PRADO

Agenda Item ##4137 - Res. 15-069
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Disposition of 52 East 22nd Street to Habitat for Humanity

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Real Estate and Housing Department, to declare this property as surplus which would allow the City to convey ownership of the property to Habitat for Humanity for future development.

Agenda Item ##4138 - RES. 15-070
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of 1332 W. 5th Street Utilizing Neighborhood Community Stabilization Trust Funds

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Real Estate and Housing Department, to purchase this property from the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) in the amount of $42,250 from Neighborhood Stabilization Trust funds. The City would add this property to its current stock of homeownership-ready properties that the City will eventually convey to an eligible purchaser.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4139 - Res. 15-071
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing Collective Bargaining Agreement for the American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees, A.F.L. – C.I.O. Local 1102B Union Contract (Crossing Guards)

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Human Resources Department, to enter into a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME Local 1102B for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.


M. BROWN (Shabazz presenting on behalf of M. Brown)

Agenda Item ##4140 - RES. 15-072
Adopted
A Resolution in Support of an Increase of the Minimum Wage for Workers to $15.00 an Hour and Further Encouraging the Federal and State Governments to Enact such Measures

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting a $15.00 federal and state minimum wage and would be urging the State and Federal governments to enact such legislation or policies needed to bring about the new minimum wage throughout Delaware and the nation. The Resolution notes that Wilmington’s poverty rate for families with children under 18 years of age is more than twice the State of Delaware’s average. The Resolution also cites other reasons why the minimum wage should be increased such as evidence that persons who earn lower wages are more likely to become involved in criminal acts or instances of domestic violence.

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