Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

02/15/2018 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL 

  • Retirement Inspector Clayton Smith (Wilmington Police Department)

FREEL 

  • Recognize Cynthia Primo Martin – Delaware Tech’s 2018 Black History Month Honoree

OLIVER 

  • Retirement of Derrick Lightfoot
  • Sympathy Terry Moore

WILLIAMS 

  • Recognize Stefan Talabisco
  • Recognize Wilmington Sanitation Employees

Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Agenda Item #4474 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving a Grant Application to the Laffey-McHugh Foundation for the 2018 Summer Youth Program

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Laffey-McHugh Foundation in the amount of $15,000.00. The funds would be used to provide training and technical assistant for the City’s 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program. There is no local match required.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #4475 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Accept Donations of 70, 80, and 90 Race Street from Old Brandywine Village, Inc. and 86 Race Street from the Wilmington UDAG Corporation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept donations of 70, 80 and 90 Race Street from Old Brandywine Village, Inc. and 86 Race Street from the Wilmington UDAG Corporation.

Agenda Item #4476 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Commending the Delaware General Assembly’s Efforts to Adopt Rules Relating to Harassment and Asking the Mayor, Law Department and Department of Human Resources to Join Council in Reviewing the City’s Code of Conduct to Implement the Same

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution commends Delaware House of Representative’s adoption of, and the Senate’s aim towards implementing, rules relating to sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of other protected classifications, and declares Wilmington City Council’s desire to work with the Mayor, Law Department and Department of Human Resources to review and propose amendments to the Code of Conduct to include an anti-harassment policy and reporting system, as well as provisions regarding general civility and respect.


WILLIAMS

Agenda Item #4477 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Declaring 1506 West Fourth Street to be Surplus and Approving the Property for Disposition to United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc. and Be Ready Community Development Corporation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution declares 1506 West Fourth Street to be surplus and approves the property for disposition to United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc. and Be Ready Community Development Corporation.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4480 - ORD.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize the Annual Reconciliation of Accounts by Transferring Funds to Various Offices and Departments in the City of Wilmington to Fulfill Obligations for the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2017

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes reconciliation of the budget accounts for the previous fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, as enumerated in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Agenda Item #4481 - ORD.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 17-012) (Finance Department)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the first amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. It increases the Water/Sewer Fund by $525,000 to bring in additional revenue through collection efforts. As a result of this increase, it is projected that the City will be able to collect an additional $2.755 million in revenue for Fiscal Year 2018. Therefore, the $525,000 increase will be covered by the projected additional revenue.


SHABAZZ (Walsh presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4473 - ORD. 18-001
3rd & Final Reading
Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Regarding Human Rights

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 35 of the City Code to expand the authority and enhance the structure of the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission to help protect and fulfill the full range of universal human rights as enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to locally implement the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Ordinance also provides more specific guidelines to govern the Commission’s structure, composition and procedures.

Agenda Item #4482 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Declaring Wilmington to be a “Human Rights City”

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution affirms City Council’s commitment to human rights by declaring Wilmington a “Human Rights City”. It further declares its intention to develop a curriculum for education of Wilmington citizens about human rights on a local, national and global level and revise the City Code to reflect the full range of universal human rights as enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Agenda Item #4483 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Declaring Council’s Intention to Apply the Principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the Local Level

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution supports the Cities for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) initiative and declares the intention to begin applying the principles of CEDAW at the local level.

Agenda Item #4484 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Supporting House Bill 300 and the Prohibition Against Devices Designed to Accelerate the Rate of Fire of a Semiautomatic Rifle

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution supports House Bill 300 that was introduced by the Delaware General Assembly on October 1, 2017. The adoption of House Bill 300 would make selling, using and possessing a device that increases the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle illegal, and a class E felony. This Resolution further encourages the United States Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit these devices at the federal level.

Agenda Item #4485 - RES.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Encouraging the Delaware General Assembly to Create a “Hope Trust” for Delaware’s Low-Income and At-Risk Students

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution supports the creation of the “Hope Trust,” and encourages the Delaware General Assembly to utilize the unanticipated revenues from the previous fiscal year to support the “Hope Trust” to benefit Delaware’s children.

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