Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/08/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope

Shabazz

  • Sympathy Yvonne O. Price

Wright

  • Best wishes Mrs. Sara Jane Mitchell-Shockley – 90th Birthday

Legislative Business

Ernest "Trippi" Congo II: 2nd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4305 - Resolution 16-092
Adopted
Authorizing the Disposition of 400 and 402 West 30th Street to Inter Neighborhood Foundation

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Administration to convey the properties at 400 and 402 West 30th Street to the Inter Neighborhood Foundation so the agency can rehabilitate the properties for homeownership.


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

Agenda Item #4288 - Ordinance 16-059
Codified
Authorize the Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding and Annual Funding Agreement between the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the City Administration to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank governing the relationship and collaboration between the two entities. The MOU encompasses such topics as City funding for the Land Bank, the transfer of City-owned properties to the Land Bank and annual reports and other information to be made available to the City.

Agenda Item #4300 - Ordinance 16-064
Enacted but not codified
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
Enacted but not codified
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.


Samuel Prado: 5th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4306 - Resolution 16-093
Adopted
Authorizing the Disposition of 0 Washington Street

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the formal transfer of a property at 2nd and Washington Streets to Quaker Hill LP for the sum of $22,000. This is a “housekeeping” resolution that formalizes a property transfer that was originally initiated by the City and Quaker Hill LP in September of 1982.


Robert A. Williams: 7th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4307 - Resolution 16-094
Adopted
Dedicating Station No. 4 to Lieutenant Jerry Fickes, Station No. 5 to Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope and Station No. 6 to Captain Christopher Leach

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Administration to rename three City fire stations in honor of the three firefighters (Jerry Fickes, Ardythe Hope and Christopher Leach) who died recently in the line of duty.

Agenda Item #4308 - Resolution 16-095
Adopted
Formally Requesting the State of Delaware Appropriate $300,000 to the City of Wilmington to be used to Ensure that All Equipment at Fire Station No. 6 Remain in Service

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be formally requesting that the State of Delaware, through Representative Helene Keeley, appropriate $300,000 to the City of Wilmington to be used to ensure that all equipment at Fire Station #6 remain in service.


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

Agenda Item #4309 - Resolution 16-096
Adopted
Authorizing Collective Bargaining Agreement for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, A.F.L. – C.I.O. Local 1102B Union Contract (Crossing Guards)

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would for approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CAB) that was recently negotiated between the City and AFSCME Local 1102B (school crossing guards). The agreement is effective from July of 2015 through June of 2018 and provides union members with cost of living salary increases and signing bonuses. The contract cost is approximately $34,000.

Agenda Item #4293 REV. 1 - Ordinance 16-062 SUB. 1
Codified
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding the Audit Review Committee

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be amending Chapter 2 of the City Code to update and codify provisions related to the Audit Review Committee. The Ordinance would enhance the independence of the committee by including members of the public and would reduce the number of members to reflect similar committees throughout Delaware.

Agenda Item #4302 REV. 1 - Ordinance 16-066 SUB. 1
Enacted but not codified
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) by Making Changes in the Office of City Council (Amend 2017 Position Allocation List) and Appropriating the use of the CATV Fund Balance

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; appropriates the use of $60,877 of the CATV Fund Balance to be transferred to the General Fund Personal Services in City Council to absorb the costs of midyear staffing changes.


Michael A. Brown, Sr.: At-Large

Agenda Item #4310 - Resolution 16-097
Adopted
Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Acceptance of the Grant Funding from the State Aid to Local Law Enforcement (S.A.L.L.E.) Program and the Emergency Illegal Drug Enforcement (E.I.D.E.) Program

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Administration to apply to the State of Delaware for two law enforcement grants totaling $89,654.72. The money would be used to provide specialized training to City police officers for drug enforcement and for special drug investigations. Neither grant requires the City to provide a local match of dollars.


Maria D. Cabrera: At-Large

Agenda Item #4311 - Resolution 16-098
Adopted
Authorizing the Disposition of 20 South Street to New Castle County Division of Community Development and Housing

This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing the Administration to convey a property at 20 South Street in New Castle to the New Castle County Division of Community Development and Housing for the agency’s ongoing strategy of acquiring properties in the area of Hamilton Park. The City acquired the New Castle property by way of a Sheriff’s Sale for unpaid debts.

Agenda Item #4296 - Ordinance 16-063
Codified
Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code Regarding Civil Penalties

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 37 of the City Code by requiring the Director of Finance to waive civil penalties that are owed in connection with unpaid parking violations that are older than seven years from the date of issuance and to deem such penalties to be uncollectible.

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