Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/04/2014 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

M. Brown

  • Sympathy Kenneth Otaes
  • Sympathy Anthony J. Ciotti, Sr.
  • Retirement Delores Nelson

Gregory

  • Sympathy James Edward Bryan
  • Sympathy Julio Rodriguez
  • Sympathy Dr. Emma Burgess

Shabazz

  • Retirement Terry Toliver
  • Recognize Mini Brown
  • Retirement

Legislative Business

SHABAZZ

Agenda Item #3984 - Ord. 14-046
3rd & Final Reading; PASSED
Approve the removal of New Street from the Official City Map

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a change to the Official City Map of Wilmington to remove New Street from the map. New Street is near Vandever Avenue, Palmers Row and Mabel Street. Delmarva Power recently renovated a substation at the site based on a City Design Review and Preservation Commission (DRPC) recommendation. New Street is now completely surrounded by the substation, thus the need to remove the street from the official map. The City Planning Commission approved this Ordinance at its October 21 meeting.

Agenda Item #3985 - Sub. 1 Ord. 14-047
3rd & Final Reading; PASSED
Adopt the subdivision plan known as “Walnut Ridge at 15th and Walnut Streets” and to accept the dedication of a new city street to be named “Dyson Way” (

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be approving a subdivision plan known as Walnut Ridge, located at 15th and Walnut Streets, to create nine parcels for residential development. Ordinance would also add a street to the Official City Map that would be known as Dyson Way. The City Planning Commission approved this Ordinance at its October 21 meeting.


FREEL

Agenda Item #3954 - Sub. 1 Ord. 14-034
3rd & Final Reading; PASSED AS AMENDED
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code regarding expenditure and grant funding control and review

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, this Substitute Ordinance amends Chapter 2 of the Wilmington City Code, specifically Section 2-361, related to expenditure controls; and Section 2-363, pertaining to grant application proposals and approvals. The Substitute Ordinance enhances transparency and reporting requirements, calling for additional reports to be made to the Finance Committee of the City Council to provide updates on revenue, expenditures, grant funding applications and receipts, and the city’s fiscal health.

Agenda Item #3995 - Ord. 14-051
3rd & Final Reading: PASSED
Authorize an agreement with Lerro Corporation to provide on -site engineering service for WITN TV

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.If approved, Council would be authorizing a three-year agreement whereby the Lerro Corporation would provide on-site engineering services for WITN, Wilmington’s government access television station (Channel 22 on the Comcast system). The annual cost of the agreement is $15,000 and would expire December 31, 2017 unless it is terminated sooner as provided for within the agreement. The Lerro Corporation currently provides engineering services under a similar three-year agreement and Council wishes to continue that arrangement at no increase in the annual cost of the contract.


FREEL

Agenda Item #3997 - Ord. 14-052
3rd & Final Reading; PASSED
Amend Chapter 44 of the City Code regarding adoption of County annual and quarterly assessments of municipal property

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 44 of the Wilmington City Code, specifically Section 44-31, relating to the City’s adoption of annual and quarterly assessments of municipal property by the New Castle County Board of Assessment. The ordinance, while maintaining the City’s use of County property assessments within Wilmington’s borders, directs the City FinanceDepartment to designate a contact person to serve as the liaison with the New Castle County Department of Land Use, to provide assistance in researching properties under an assessment appeal, and to report to City Administration officials and Members of City Council.

Agenda Item #4003 - Ord. 14-054
3rd & Final Reading; PASSED
Amend Chapter 45 of the City Code regarding the Wilmington Water, Sewer and Stormwater Citizens Advisory Board (“CAB”)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 45 of the City Code regarding the members of the Wilmington Water, Sewer and Stormwater Citizens Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB is a seven-member body with five members appointed by the City of Wilmington and two members appointed by the New Castle County Government. Specifically, this Ordinance would allow no more than one of the five City-appointed members of the CAB to reside outside of the City limits, as long as that member lives within the New Castle County limits and works in the City of Wilmington.

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