Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

12/07/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

DIXON

  • Recognize Dwana B. Street Bias
  • Recognize Bernice Ryle Street Thomas

OLIVER

  • Recognize National Association of Black Veterans – Chapter 94
  • Sympathy Gladys M. Taylor
  • Recognize Kevin Smith (Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County)

SHABAZZ

  • Recognize Pastor Mark Migliore
  • Sympathy Arnold Brown
  • Sympathy John Land

WILLIAMS

  • Sympathy Sgt. Rodney Bond (Delaware State Police)

Legislative Business

SHABAZZ (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4454 - Res. 17-088
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Accepting into the Record the Report of the Council Organization Commission Established by Resolution 16-060

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution accepts into the record the report of the Council Organization Commission, which was established by Resolution 16-060.

Agenda Item #4455 - Res. 17-089
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Accepting and Adopting the Results of the Wilmington City Council Strategic Planning Process

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution accepts and adopts the results of the Wilmington City Council Strategic Planning Process.

Agenda Item #4456 - RES. 17-090
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Encouraging Congress to Consider Cities in Proposed Tax Reform

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be encouraging the United States Congress to factor in the financial challenges facing cities when considering proposed tax reform.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #4457 - ORD. 17-049
(1st & 2nd Reading) Referred to PW&T (12/07/2017)
An Ordinance to Enact Certain Parking Regulations

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance approves various parking regulations in the City.


TURNER

Agenda Item #4458 - ORD. 17-050
(1st & 2nd Reading) Referred to PS (12/07/2017)
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 36 of the City Code Regarding Weapons and Related Offenses to Include Imitation Firearms

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 36 of the City Code to include a new Section 36-168 that addresses the sale to and possession of imitation firearms by minors, as well as markings required to be on imitation firearms by federal and other laws. This Ordinance prohibits: 1) the sale of an imitation firearm to a minor; 2) the possession of an imitation firearm by a minor, except under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian; 3) the removal or obstruction of the orange plug required by federal law for certain imitation firearms, or any other colors or markings required to be on an imitation firearm under city, state, or federal law; and 4) the possession of an imitation firearm on which the blaze orange plug required by federal law or any other colors or markings required by any city, state, or federal law have been removed or obscured.


WILLIAMS

Agenda Item #4449 - ORD.17-051
(1st & 2nd Reading) Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 39 of the City Code to Allow Retired Firefighters to Serve on the Fire Pension Board

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Sections 39-182(a) and 39-251(a) of the City Code to permit both active and retired members of the Wilmington Fire Department enrolled in either the Firefighters’ Pension Fund (the “Old Plan”) or the Wilmington Firefighters’ Pension Act of 1984 (the “New Plan”) to run for the five firefighter positions on the board of trustees (the “Board”) that administers the Old Plan and the New Plan. It also provides a procedure for an active or retired firefighter enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan to place his or her name on the ballot, allows active and retired firefighters enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan to vote for the elected seats on the Board, and gives priority for the Board’s elected seats to be filled by active members enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan. Finally, as a housekeeping matter, the term “personnel director” has been replaced with “human resources director”.

Agenda Item #4459 - ORD. 17-052
(1st & 2nd Reading) Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code Regarding the Passing of Municipal Vehicles on City Streets

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 37, Section 37-195 of the City Code by expanding the safety protections afforded to municipal workers by requiring passing motorists to change their lane of travel, if possible, and to reduce their vehicle speed and proceed with caution when approaching a stationary municipal vehicle display flashing amber or amber and white lights.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4450 - ORD.17-047
Passed 12/07/2017)
Authorize an Agreement with Lerro Corporation to Provide On-Site Engineering Services for WITN TV

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a three-year agreement with Lerro Corporation to provide on-site engineering services for WITN TV at an annual price of $15,000.00.

Agenda Item #4453 - ORD. 17-048
Rassed (12/07/2017)
Amend Chapter 5 of the City Code Regarding Hours of Operation for Liquor Stores on Sundays

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 5-1 of Chapter 5 of the City Code by extending the permitted hours of operation on Sundays for liquor stores located in the City of Wilmington to be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except for liquor stores constituting non-conforming uses. Liquor stores constituting non-conforming uses are permitted to operate on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Ordinance also extends the hours of operation for all liquor stores located in the City of Wilmington for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (in the event the holidays occurs on a Sunday) to be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Finally, as a housekeeping matter, the phrases “at the licensee’s discretion” and “at his or her
discretion” have been deleted because they are duplicative of the term “may”.

Agenda Item #4441 (Rev. 1) - Res. 17-081
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Approving a Grant from City Council to the Culture Restoration Project (Behind Those Bars)

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves a grant by City Council to the Culture Restoration Project (Behind Those Bars) in the amount of $10,000.


WALSH

Agenda Item #4451 - RES. 17-091
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Approving a Grant Application from the Wilmington Police Department to the Delaware Criminal Justice Council to Support Advanced Training

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s application for a subgrant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council in the amount of $10,000.00. The funds will be used for advanced training to assist in the implementation of a group violence reduction strategy. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4452 - RES. 17-092
Adopted (12/07/2017)
A Resolution Authorizing Grant Applications from the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware for Funds to Provide Advanced Training and Fund Overtime

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware in the total amount of $60,742.81. The funds will be used to provide advanced training including S.W.A.T. training, Pro-active Internal Affairs Investigation Training, and Supervisory Leadership Training as well as overtime funding for the Wilmington Police Department’s Drug, Vice and Organized Crime Division. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4460 - ORD. 17-053
(1st & 2nd Reading) Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 36 of the City Code to Repeal Section 36-9 Thereof Regarding Regulation of Itinerant Performers

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council and the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is part of a comprehensive set of revisions to the City Code to repeal certain provisions that are no longer necessary or appropriate and to amend sections that require clarification. This Ordinance amends Chapter 36 of the City Code by repealing Section 36-9 thereof because it has not been utilized and is unnecessary.

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