Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision 3

02/20/2020 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL     

  • Recognize Black History Month
  • Retirement Elouise G. Watson

CONGO

  • Recognize Blue Diamond Dental Group/Dr. Daniels
  • Recognize Delaware Elite

GUY                

  • Recognize Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the month of February 2020 as “African American History Month”

OLIVER             

  • Recognize Essence YMCA Drill Team
  • Sympathy Melvin Scruggs
  • Sympathy Mary E. Pettaway
  • Sympathy Kevin L. Bolden

SHABAZZ         

  • Recognize Maurice Simms
  • Recognize Herman Holloway, Jr.
  • Recognize Delaware Technical Community College Black History Month Honoree Wali W. Rushdan, II
  • Sympathy Barbara S. Frye

TURNER             

  • Sympathy Kobe Bryant

*Note: This agenda was revised to remove item #4778 due to questions and concerns regarding any potential conflict of interests and code of ethics pertaining to agenda #4778.


Legislative Business

HARLEE

Agenda Item #4756 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 20-001
3rd & Final Reading - Passed As Amended
Authorize and Approve an Extension of Contract 20011PW Between the City of Wilmington and Brandywine Construction Company, Inc. for Sewer Maintenance

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise one (1) one-year extension option to extend Contract 20011PW – Sewer Maintenance – between the City of Wilmington and Brandywine Construction Company, Inc. for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, at an estimated price of One Million, Two Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand, Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars ($1,285,880.00) plus a one percent (1%) increase for the extension period.

Agenda Item #4757 - Ord. 20-002
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve an Extension of Contract 20012WD Between the City of Wilmington and Brandywine Construction Company, Inc. for Water Distribution System Maintenance

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise four (4) one-year extension options to extend Contract 20012WD – Water Distribution System Maintenance – between the City of Wilmington and Brandywine Construction Company, Inc. for the periods of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, and July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, at an estimated price of Two Thousand, Nine Hundred Seventy-Seven Dollars     ($2,977.00) per day plus an increase of up to two percent (2%) for each extension period.


SHABAZZ (Harlee presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4773 - Ord. 20-009
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Name the South Wilmington Wetlands Park Project the "Southbridge Wilmington Wetlands Park"

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance officially names the South Wilmington Wetlands Park as the “Southbridge Wilmington Wetlands Park”.


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #4770 - Res. 20-008
Adopted (Postponed from Feb. 6, 2020 meeting)
Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Justice for Ten (10) Motorized Trikke Police Interceptors

Synopsis:  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 Criminal Justice Council in the total amount of $100,000.00. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase ten (10) Trikke Police Interceptor mobile vehicles along with safety equipment and      training, providing police officers with additional contact with the community while simultaneously enabling the officers to respond quickly to incidents.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4774 - Ord. 20-008
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Professional Services Agreement Between the City of Wilmington, Delaware and Operations Management International, Inc. for the Management, Administration, Operation, and Maintenance of the Wilmington Wasterwater Treatment Plant, Renewable Energy and Biosolids Facility, Main Pump Stations, Storage and Control Structures and Systems Associated with the Control of Combined Sewer Overflows (including Global Optimal Real Time Control System), and Associated Infrastructure

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a professional services agreement with Operations Management International, Inc. for the management, administration, operation, and maintenance of the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, Renewable Energy and Biosolids Facility, Main Pump Stations, Storage and Control Structures and Systems associated with the control of Combined Sewer Overflows (including Global Optimal Real Time Control System), and Associated Infrastructure for a period of twenty (20) years with two (2) two-year extension options.

Agenda Item #4775 - Res. 20-010
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Bid of the Best Bidder for the Disposition of 1814 Gilpin Avenue

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the bid of J. Douglas Patterson, M.D. for 1814 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 (Tax Parcel ID No. 26-013.10-025) as the best bidder and authorizes the Mayor or his designee to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate the disposition of the property to Dr. Patterson.


SHABAZZ (Freel presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4776 - Res. 20-011
Referred back to CD&UP As Amended
A Resolution Encouraging the City of Wilmington to Support Tiny Houses/Tiny Homes to Address Affordable Housing, Neighborhood Stabilization, Homelessness, Seniors Seeking to Downsize, Veterans, and Those Seeking to Lower their Carbon Footprint

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution strongly encourages the City of Wilmington, Delaware to support the inclusion of Tiny Houses/Tiny Homes in our City’s housing stock to address the growing problems associated with the scarcity of Affordable Housing, issues regarding Neighborhood Stabilization, Millennials needing Starter Homes, Homelessness, Seniors Seeking to Downsize, Veterans needing affordable housing, and those seeking to lower their Carbon Footprint.


ADAMS

Agenda Item #4771 - Res. 20-012
Postponed to March 19, 2020
A Resolution to Amend City Council Rules 2 and 3 Regarding Order of Business and Public Comment

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution amends City Council Rules 2 and 3 to provide for the  following: (1) public comment will be part of the order of business at regular meetings of City Council; (2) the public comment period, which had occurred from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before regular Council meetings, will now take place immediately after regular Council meetings are called to order; (3) the sign up deadline for members of the public who would like to speak during the public comment period will be changed from 5:45 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.; (4) any person who has signed up with the City Clerk by 6:25 p.m. will be allowed to speak for up to three minutes during the public comment period; (5) there will be no limit on the number of speakers allowed to speak during public comment period; (6) the duplicative public comment period after the close of debate on each legislative item at regular City Council meetings is eliminated; and (7) the duplicative second round of debate by Council Members at regular City Council meetings is eliminated.  In addition, as housekeeping matters, certain sections of Rule 2 are relettered and the word “official” in the first sentence of Rule 2 is replaced with the word “regular”. 


GUY

Agenda Item #4760 - Ord. 20-005
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bonds, In One or More Series on a Tax-Exempt and/or Taxable Basis, In Order to Provide the Funds Necessary to Refund Certain Outstanding General Obligation Bonds of the City; Providing for the Sale of the Bonds; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the City Treasurer for City Council’s consideration and approval and authorize the issuance of up to $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the City’s General Obligation Bonds in order to finance certain outstanding debt of the City for possible, present value savings up to $7,000,000.

Agenda Item #4777 - Res. 20-014
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing a Grant to Culture Restoration Project, Inc.

Synopsis:  This Resolution provides authorization for City Council member Samuel L. Guy to award a grant of $1,000 to Culture Restoration Project, Inc., from his portion of Council’s Discretionary Funds. As stated in Section 2-369 of the City Code, in order to provide such a grant, this resolution must be passed by City Council.


SHABAZZ (Walsh presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4780 - Res. 20-013
Adopted
A Resolution Supporting the General Assembly to Draft Legislation to Require Schools to Provide Free Feminine Products to Students in Grades 6-12

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution expresses the Honorable Senators of the Delaware General Assembly to pass House Bill 285.

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