Agenda for Regular Meeting

01/21/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Clarence Van Raymond Johnson
  • Retirement Carolyn Martin-Pettaway

M. Brown

  • Sympathy George J. Wilkerson

Gregory

  • Sympathy Carolyn Brown
  • Sympathy Isaac Flonnory

Williams

  • Sympathy Virginia Kimble Brown
  • Best wishes Anna Tur – 100th Birthday

Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1st Councilmanic District (Cabrera presented on behalf of Chukwuocha)

Agenda Item #4131 - Ordinance 15-056
Codified
Authorize Approval of Contract with Cintas Corporation to Provide Uniforms for Employees with Department of Parks and Recreation’s Maintenance Division

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City, through the Department of Parks and Recreation, to enter into a 2.5 year contract with Cintas Corporation for providing uniforms to approximately 26 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division employees. The annual cost of the contract is $9,000 and contains one year renewal options under the same terms and conditions.

Agenda Item #4146 - Ordinance 16-002
Referred to Committee
To Amend Chapter 13 of the City Code Regarding Clothing Donation Bins

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing four changes to the City’s current law regulating clothing collection bins which was adopted on June 19, 2014. The changes include: (1) raising the annual permit fee to $100 from the current $25; (2) requiring that an applicant for a clothing bin, if that person is not the legal owner of the property on which the bin is to be placed, is required to obtain a signed letter from the property owner granting permission for the bin to be placed on his or her property; (3) an applicant for a clothing bin must have a current City business license and must keep the license in good standing upon seeking renewal of permission to place a bin; (4)requiring that each bin shall display a notice advising of a regular collection schedule which shall be updated regularly.


Ernest "Trippi" Congo II: 2nd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4147 - Ordinance 16-003
Referred to Committee
To Rezone Cathedral Church of St. John, the Property within the Block Generally Bounded by Tatnall Street, Concord Avenue, Market Street, and 20th Street from C1 (Neighborhood Shopping) and R-3 (One Family Row Houses) to R-5A1 Low-Medium Density Apartment Houses)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to the City Code and Building Zoning Map to accommodate the construction of the Village of St. John on the site of the former Cathedral of St. John at Concord Avenue and North Market Street. Specifically, the Ordinance will permit residential/apartment housing at the site by changing the zoning for the properties at 2019 North Market Street, 2013 North Market Street and 2020 North Tatnall Street.


Darius J. Brown: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4148 - Resolution 16-001
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Apply for Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Real Estate and Housing, to apply for a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant, known as a Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant, would be used by the City to replace distressed public housing and assisted housing with high-quality, mixed-income housing. The City would be required to provide a $100,000 match should it obtain the federal funding that could be satisfied as cash or in-kind services.

Agenda Item #4149 - Resolution 16-004
Referred to Committee
To Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code Regarding Paid Parental Leave

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to the City’s Personnel Code to provide up to 20 days of paid leave for either the birth parents or the adoptive parents of a minor child who is six years or under. The paid leave must be used within the first four weeks immediately following either the birth or adoption of a child. The Ordinance also creates a new section under Chapter 40 of the City Code outlining all of the details of the new Personnel Code revisions.


Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4150 - Ordinance 16-005
Referred to Committee
To Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code by Amending the Boundaries of Residential Parking Area “W” (Riverfront)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 37 of the City Code regarding Residential Parking Area “W” which is located in the City’s Riverfront District.


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

Agenda Item #4114 - Ordinance 15-050
Codified
Authorize Contract 15056DFPS – Digital Parking Permit Systems with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Finance, to enter into a two-and-a-half year contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., for a digital parking permit system that will automate the City’s permit application process and use License Plate Recognition technology to enforce City parking laws. The annual cost of the contract, which begins January 1, 2016, is $57,800 to be paid by the City on a monthly basis. The Ordinance allows for two possible renewal periods of one-year each. Xerox was selected by the City as part of a formal Request for Proposals process.

Agenda Item #4151 - Ordinance 16-006
Referred to Committee
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

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing, based on information from the City’s Finance Director, the transfer of funds among City departments and offices as part of the City’s annual reconciliation of accounts for Fiscal Year 2015. The purpose of the annual reconciliation ordinance is to review transfers that were necessitated during the course of a fiscal year which has ended. These transfers, however, were not separately approved through amendments to the annual operating budget ordinance for that particular fiscal year. These types of reconciliation transfers are carried out annually to ensure that all government department accounts are properly balanced for a fiscal year.

Agenda Item #4152 - Resolution 16-002
Adopted
Authorizing the Demolition of 2600 W.18th Street

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections to demolish a property at 2600 West 18th Street, which is a property that has been declared a public nuisance by the City. The City will place a lien on the property in order to recover its costs for demolition.


Maria D. Cabrera: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4153 - Ordinance 16-007
Referred to Committee
To Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code Regarding Amendments to the International Mechanical Code of 2012

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to the City Code, Chapter 4, Section 4-81, to correct errors that were intended to be part of the original amendments to the International Mechanical Code of 2012. Specifically, the Ordinance would remove a duplicate provision related to return air in commercial or residential buildings and make minor modifications to the remaining provision.


Loretta Walsh: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4145 - Ordinance 16-001
Codified
Authorize Approval of Contract with NC4 Public Sector LLC to Provide Software for the Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Wilmington Police Department, to enter into a three-year, $309,022 contract with NC4 Public Sector LLC. The agreement would allow Wilmington to use the NC4 Street Smart software in the WPD’s proposed Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). The $309,022 three-year contract cost includes a one-time licensing fee of $161,800. The agreement would allow for a renewal of the agreement for a period of one-year or greater with the mutual consent of the City and NC4 Public Sector LLC.


Justen A. Wright: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4154 - Ordinance 16-003
Referred to Committee
Supporting House Bill 240 – An Act to Amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code Relating to After-school Programs

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be urging the Delaware General Assembly to support passage of House Bill 240 which would establish a Statewide After-school Initiative Learning Program. The program would provide grants to public schools that qualify as Title 1 schools to enable these schools to develop after-school engagement of students to include extended learning, homework assistance, enrichment and nutrition. The Resolution notes that after-school programs provide children from low income families with a safe and constructive environment for academic assistance.

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