Agenda for Regular Meeting

12/08/2022 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

CONGO

  • Recognize Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware (Community Baby Shower/Postpartum Celebration)

DARBY

  • Recognize Parking Coalition Group
  • Recognize Wilmington Cities and Counties Fees and Fines Justice Team

B. FIELDS

  • Sympathy Michael “Kool-Aid” Bowles

HARLEE

  • Recognize Old Swedes Wreaths Across America

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Vincent Patton
  • Sympathy James V. Tigani, II
  • Sympathy Harriet Denise Brock

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/wccpubliccomment120822 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/81099881376 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 810 9988 1376 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcOp9W8G7v.


Legislative Business

DARBY

Agenda Item #0057 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-024
HELD
Amend Chapter 5 of the City Code to Require Buyers of Residential Rental Property to Pay Business License Fees at Property Settlement

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 amends Chapter 5 of the City Code by adding Section 5-37.1 to require buyers of residential rental properties located within city limits to complete a business license application and pay business license fees at settlement. Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 also requires the Department of Licenses and Inspections to provide the new property owners with an informational brochure providing guidance for landlords and owners of vacant properties. The purpose of Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-024 is to increase enforcement and compliance with business license requirements among owners of rental property, and to streamline the process for investor-owners to obtain business licenses.


Harlee

Agenda Item #0219 - Ord. 22-049
1st & Reading; Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code to Extend the Fire Lane Along the Entire Extension of Christina Landing Drive

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapter 37 of the City Code to allow for the fire lane to be extended through the entire extension of Christina Landing Drive to prevent unlawful parking.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #0257 - Ord. 22-050
1st & 2nd Reading; Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Rezone Fourteen Parcels of Land Within the Area Generally Bounded by Maryland Avenue, the Amtrak Railroad Corridor, I-95, and Lower Elm Street From a Zoning Classification of M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to a Zoning Classification of C-2 (Secondary Business Centers)

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance rezones fourteen parcels of land located within the area generally bounded by Maryland Avenue, the Amtrak Railroad Corridor, I-95, and Lower Elm Street (being Tax Parcel Nos. 26-042.20-015, 26-042.20-016, 26-042.20-017, 26-042.20-018, 26-042.20-019, 26-042.20-020, 26-042.20-021, 26-042.20-023, 26-042.20-024, 26-042.20-025, 26-042.20-026, 26-042.20-027, 26-042.20-095, and 26-042.20-096) from a zoning classification of M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to a zoning classification of C-2 (Secondary Business Centers).

Agenda Item #0258 - Res. 22-080
Adopted
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on January 19, 2023 on an Ordinance to Rezone Fourteen Parcels of Land Located Within the Area Generally Bounded by Maryland Avenue, the Amtrak Railroad Corridor, I-95, and Lower Elm Street From a Zoning Classification of M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to a Zoning Classification of C-2 (Secondary Business Centers)

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution schedules a public hearing on January 19, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers regarding an ordinance proposing the rezoning of fourteen parcels of land located within the area generally bounded by Maryland Avenue, the Amtrak Railroad Corridor, I-95, and Lower Elm Street (being Tax Parcel Nos. 26-042.20-015, 26-042.20-016, 26-042.20-017, 26-042.20-018, 26-042.20-019, 26-042.20-020, 26-042.20-021, 26-042.20-023, 26-042.20-024, 26-042.20-025, 26-042.20-026, 26-042.20-027, 26-042.20-095, and 26-042.20-096) from a zoning classification of M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to a zoning classification of C-2 (Secondary Business Centers).  Members of the public will be allowed to participate in the public hearing (i) in person in the City Council Chambers and (ii) virtually in accordance with 29 Del. C. § 10006A.  The instructions for virtual participation will be provided on the agenda for the January 19, 2023 Council meeting.

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