Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

01/20/2022 6:30 pm

VIRTUAL MEETING WITH REMOTE PARTICIPATION

 

Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Committee Report

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Recognize Kozy Corner 100th Anniversary
  • Sympathy Raymond A. King
  • Sympathy Edward I. Anderson

B. FIELDS

  • Sympathy Patricia Ann Brown

HARLEE

  • Sympathy Bernie Wilkins
  • Sympathy R. Leatha Allen
  • Recognize Dwight L. Davis

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Terrin M. Jackson

WALSH

  • Sympathy Rose Cuocolo
  • Sympathy Michael Kelly
  • Sympathy Colin P. Flaherty
  • Sympathy Honorable Richard S. Gebelein
  • Sympathy James E. Strawbridge
  • Sympathy Terence J. Patton, Sr.

Note Revision: The agenda has been revised to add item #0129 pursuant to the President of City Council’s authority under City Council Rule 8. In addition, item #0097 (Ord. 21-048) has been removed from the agenda as well as an item listed under Non-Legislative Business.

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/wccpubliccomment012022 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 an effort to protect the public and city employees during the recent, rapid increase of COVID infection resulting from the Omicron variant during the Governor’s continuing state of public health emergency, the President of City Council has decided pursuant to his authority under the Freedom of Information Act that this meeting of Council shall be fully virtual with no anchor location. City Council Chambers and Committee Room will not be used for the meeting,
or open to the public. Members of the public are also welcomed to observe the proceeding and participate by ZOOM or by telephone through the links provided here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87367110258 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 873 6711 0258 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kegm48HSUl.


Legislative Business

GRAY

Agenda Item #0111 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-055
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code Relating to the Removal of Abandoned Vehicles within the City

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance updates the City Code to more closely match State law provisions relating to abandoned vehicles.  Updates to the code include provisions for removing vehicles from private property when a vehicle has been abandoned with or without the property owner’s consent and the notice requirements that must be observed before a vehicle is removed.  This Ordinance also rectifies an ambiguity created under 21 Del. C. §4402 (d) by empowering Wilmington Police officers to call for the removal of abandoned vehicles from private property.  


HARLEE (Oliver presented on behalf of Harlee)

Agenda Item #0124 - Ord. 22-001
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Approve the Removal of a Portion of North Pine Street, Located Between East Sixth and East Seventh Streets, from the Official City Map

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance authorizes the removal of a portion of North Pine Street, located between East Sixth and East Seventh Streets, from the Official City Map. 


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #0125 - Ord. 22-002
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Supplemental Wetland Park Project), Series of 2022-WPCRF, In Order to Provide the Additional Funds Necessary for the City’s Wetland Park Project; Providing for the Sale of the Bond; 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 the City’s General Obligation Bond, Series of 2022-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $11,400,000 (the “2022 Bond”). The 2022 Bond will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, the increased costs associated with the Wetland Park Project due to the increase in size of the stormwater sewer shed to divert a  greater quantity of stormwater away from the undersized combined sewer overflow collection system, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (ii) pay the costs of issuing the 2022 Bond.

Agenda Item #0126 - Ord. 22-003
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Annual Water Mains Improvement Project), Series A of 2022-DWSRF, In Order to Provide Funds Necessary to Finance Capital Projects of the City Relating to Various Water Main Improvements Throughout the City; Providing for the Sale of the Bond to the Delaware Drinking Water State 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 A of 2022-DWSRF, in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 (the “2022A Bond”).  The 2022A Bond will be sold to the  Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, the installation of new drinking water mains and replacement of aging cast iron mains as set forth in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2022A Bond.


CONGO (Johnson presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0129* - Res. 22-001
Adopted
A Resolution for a Vote of No Confidence in Chief Robert J. Tracy and the Wilmington Police Department Practices

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution is being presented by Wilmington City Council expressing their lack of confidence in Chief of Police, Robert J. Tracy and expressing the desire of Council for the City’s Administration to engage in actionable police policy and procedural reform.


CONGO (Cabrera presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0127 - Res. 22-002
Adopted
A Resolution Certifying that a Vacancy Exists in an At-Large Councilmanic Seat

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council  for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution accepts the  resignation of Council Member Rysheema Dixon and formally  certifies that a vacancy exists in an At-Large Council position, which shall be filled by appointment of a duly qualified successor in accordance with City Charter Section 2-101 and City Code Section 2-34. 


WALSH

Agenda Item #0128 - Res. 22-003
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Office of Emergency Management’s Grant Application to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency for Funds Allocated Pursuant to the 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the  Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This  Resolution authorizes the Office of Emergency Management’s grant application to the  Delaware Emergency Management Agency for 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant funds in the amount of $237,000.00.  The funds will be used to support the operation of the Office of Emergency Management and the Emergency Operations Center. 

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