Agenda for Regular Meeting

02/16/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Lieutenant Steven Floyd, Sr.

Shabazz

  • Commend Honorable James H. Sills, Jr. and Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Guy

  • Recognize Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the month of February 2017 as “African American History Month”

Oliver

  • Sympathy Christine “Chrissy” Henry

Shabazz

  • Sympathy David S. Johnson
  • Congratulate Bishop Aretha Morton
  • Congratulate Margaret G. Scrivens

Turner

  • Congratulate William Tail Davis
  • Commend Derrick D. Reed

Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1sh Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4324 - Resolution 17-009
Adopted
Supporting House Bill 17 in the Delaware General Assembly, Related to Extending the Compulsory Age for Education from 16 to 17

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting House Bill No. 17 which aims to reduce truancy and dropout rates by increasing the compulsory education age from 16 years to 17 years.

Agenda Item #4325 - Resolution 17-010
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept a Grant from the Laffey McHugh Foundation to Support the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept and use a $10,000 grant from Laffey McHugh Foundation for the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program.

Agenda Item #4326 - Resolution 17-011
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Submit a Grant Application to the Delaware Department of Labor to Support the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant in the amount of $399,699.64 from the Department of Labor. The funds will be used to support the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Program.


Zanthia Oliver: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4327 - Resolution 17-012
Adopted
Declaring as Surplus Property and Authorizing the Disposition of 924 ½ Bennett Street to the Wilmington Housing Partnership

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would declare 924 ½ Bennett Street to be surplus and approve the property for disposition to the Wilmington Housing Partnership. The Resolution would also authorize the Mayor or his designee to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate disposition proceedings for the property.

Agenda Item #4328 - Resolution 17-013
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Development to Accept a Brownfield Area-wide Planning Grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (EPA) for Funding a Brownfield Area-wide Action Plan and Implementation Plan for the Brandywine Riverfront Northeast Community

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Planning to accept a $197,500 grant from the EPA’s Brownfield Area-wide Planning Program for the purpose of developing an area-wide plan for brownfield redevelopment in the Brandywine Riverfront Northeast Community.


Hanifa Shabazz: President (Ms. Oliver presenting on behalf of President Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4329 - Resolution 17-014
Adopted as Amended
To Amend the Rules of the Council of the City of Wilmington Regarding the Order of Business

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Rule 2 of the Rules of the Council of the City of Wilmington (Resolution 17-001) by changing “Silent Reflection” to “Universal Prayer” under Order of Business.


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

Agenda Item #4318 - Ordinance 17-002
Enacted but not codified
Authorize City Contract 17006HRPS – Limited Services Employment with Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing City Contract 17006HRPS – Limited Services Employment – between the City and Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., for a period of approximately five (5) months beginning on or about February 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2017. The City would have an option for three (3) one-year extensions provided the terms and conditions (including price) remain the same. The annual estimated cost is $1,137,000.00.

Agenda Item #4322 - Ordinance 17-003
Enacted but not codified
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code in Order to Authorize the City Treasurer Access to the Budget Reserve Account Funds at the End of a Fiscal Year and Replenishment of the Budget Reserve Account Funds in the Ensuing Fiscal Year for Fiscal Year 2017

This Ordinance is being presented by the Treasurer for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 2 §2-379(c) of the City Code to update and codify provisions related to the budget reserve account funds. The Ordinance would authorize the City Treasurer to access budget reserve account funds, extend the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, and require that funds be replenish no later than October 1, 2017.

Agenda Item #4323 - Ordinance 17-004
Enacted but not codified
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 2016

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Council would be authorizing reconciliation of budget accounts for the previous fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.


Ciro Adams: At-Large

Agenda Item #4330 - Ordinance 17-005
Referred to the Finance & Economic Development Committee
To Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding the Audit Review Committee

This Ordinance is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 2 of the Wilmington City Code, updating and formalizing Code provisions related to the Audit Review Committee to allow greater flexibility in permitting the City Council Finance Chair to send a designee in his or her place, and in adding the City Council Chief Financial Officer as a non-voting member.


Samuel L. Guy, Esq.: At-Large

Agenda Item #4331 - Resolution 17-015
Adopted
Encouraging the State of Delaware to Recognize the Effects of the Absence of Local Control of Public Education Afforded to Wilmington Residents, as well as the Impact of the Drawing of Boundary Lines for School Districts and School Board Election Voting Processes

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be encouraging the State of Delaware to consider the absence of local control afforded to Wilmington residents, the impact of the drawing of boundary lines for school districts, and school board election voting processes when seeking solutions to education issues negatively impacting Wilmington residents and students.

Agenda Item #4332 - Resolution 17-016
Defeated
To Amend the Rules of Council of the City of Wilmington Regarding Standing Committees

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Rule 10 of the Rules of the Council of the City of Wilmington (Resolution 17-001) by adding Judiciary as a Standing Committee.


Loretta Walsh: At-Large

Agenda Item #4333 - Resolution 17-017
Adopted
Authorizing the Acceptance of a Grant Application by the Wilmington Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security for a Port Security Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing Wilmington Fire Department to accept a $22,000.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase water survival suits, water rescue and air monitoring equipment.

Agenda Item #4334 - Resolution 17-018
Adopted
Authorizing the Office of the Mayor to Apply for a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Competitive Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the submission of a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $999,216.91. The funds will be used to plan and implement Revitalization Agenda for West Center City (RAWCC) which is a multi-sector partnership to reduce crime and violence; reduce physical blight and enhance the opportunities for quality housing; and increase quality programming to lead to stable and rewarding employment in West Center City.

Agenda Item #4335 - Resolution 17-019
Adopted
Authorizing the Acceptance of a Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the Department of Justice for Funding through the Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F.) to be used for Upgrades to the Hostage Negotiation Team and Mobile Operations Center and Officer Down Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Delaware Department of Justice in the amount of $20,100.00. If successful, the funds would be used to purchase technology upgrades for the Hostage Negotiation Team Mobile Operations Center and Officer Down Individual First Aid Kits.

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