Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision
02/04/2021 6:30 pm
- Sympathy Joseph S. Czerwinski
- Retirement Kevin F. Kelley, Sr., Parks & Recreation Director
- Sympathy Damond Z. Emory
- Sympathy Nahshon Archie-Eatmon
- Sympathy Robert Minor
- Recognition for the First African American Females Elected to Government Office
- Sympathy Patricia R. Rideout
- Sympathy Robert Poynter
- Sympathy Thomas J. Smith
- Recognition for Pastor Sandra Ben of Safe United Neighborhoods (S.U.N.)
- Sympathy Edward Mort, Sr.
- Sympathy Michael Degnars, Sr.
- Recognition for Detective Joseph Wicks, Delaware Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award
*Note on Revision: This agenda was revised to add Agenda #0018 and an item under non-legislative business.
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Agenda Item #0012 - Ord. 21-002
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to EY&F
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve Contract 21023PR Between the City of Wilmington adn Food Management Services, Inc. t/a Lintons Food Service Management for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Synopsis: This Ordinance authorizes the execution of Contract 21023PR – Child and Adult Care Food Program – between the City of Wilmington and Food Management Services, Inc. t/a Lintons Food Service Management for the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, at an estimated price of $756,360.00 based upon the estimated number of meals requested and the price of $2.40 per individual supper/dinner and $0.90 per individual snack, with the possibility of two additional extensions of one (1) year thereafter with a potential two percent (2%) price increase with each extension.
Agenda Item #0013 - Ord. 21-003
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City's General Obligation Bond, Series of 2021-SRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Capital Projectsof the City of Wilmington, Relating to the City’s 15th and Walnut Street Combined Sewer Overflow Separation Project; Providing for the Sale of the 2021 Bond to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action.
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of a General Obligation Bond, Series of 2021-SRF, in an amount not to exceed $1,369,500, which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, the separation of stormwater runoff from combined sewer overflow (CSO) with respect to two recently built housing projects and one block of Walnut Street, routing runoff through green infrastructure best management practices to capture the initial one to two inches of precipitation through a combination of rain gardens, subsurface trenches, and bioswales, as set forth in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2021 Bond.
Agenda Item #0014 - Ord. 21-004
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve an Agreement Between the City of Wilmington and The Lerro Corporation for On-Site Engineering Services for the WITN TV Station
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an agreement with The Lerro Corporation for on-site engineering services for the WITN TV station for the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024 at an estimated price of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250.00) per month.
Agenda Item #0015 - Ord. 21-005
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget (Being An Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 20-016)
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the second amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget Ordinance. It increases the Public Works Department Water/Sewer Fund Materials, Supplies, and Equipment Fiscal Year 2021 account group budget appropriation by $2,500,000 to pay for increased Class B biosolids disposal costs resulting from damage to the sludge dryer at the City’s Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility.
Agenda Item #0018* - Ord. 21-006
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code to Revise Certain Enforcement Provisions and Provide Civil Fines for Owners of Rental Properties
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance makes the following amendments to Chapter 34 of the City Code:
- changes the enforcement of Chapter 34 with respect to rental properties from criminal enforcement to civil enforcement with civil fines for non-compliance:
1. owner-occupied properties will continue to be subject to criminal enforcement proceedings;
2. provides a $500 per unit civil fine for failing to obtain a rental license, register rental units or obtain occupancy limitations;
3. removes imprisonment as a potential penalty in criminal enforcement proceedings;
4. provides that fines may be imposed for each week’s failure to correct violations rather than a daily fine;
5. changes the general time period for compliance from 45 days to 30 days;
6. revises the effective date for notices;
7. requires notices to be mailed to the owner, operator or occupant’s property address and the tax address for the property;
8. extends the time period in which to appeal a violation notice from 10 days to 20 calendar days;
9. provides that the appeal fee shall be refunded if the appeal is successful; and
10. deletes duplicate or inconsistent penalty provisions throughout the chapter.
Agenda Item #0016 - Res. 21-010
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security to Support Overtime Costs for Narcotics Investigations
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and Approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the total amount of $30,518.40. The proposed grant funds would be used to support overtime for narcotics investigations conducted by the Police Department’s Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division. No local matching funds are required.
Agenda Item #0017 - Res. 21-011
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security to Support the Purchase of Equipment for Members of the 100th Police Academy
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the total amount of $56,281.62. The proposed grant funds would be utilized to purchase Conducted Energy Weapons, commonly known as Tasers, to ensure that each member of the 100th Wilmington Police Academy is equipped with a new Taser to use during Academy training and following graduation. No local matching funds are required.