Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

01/05/2023 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE  19801

Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Committee Reports

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Recognize Chief of Police Wilfredo Campos

CONGO         

  • Sympathy Pauline Cloretta Motley
  • Recognize John Robinson
  • Sympathy Frankie Marva Congo

DARBY              

  • Recognize Parking Coalition Group
  • Recognize Wilmington Cities and Counties Fees and Fines Justice Team
  • Recognize Motorcycle Santa

B. FIELDS 

  • Sympathy Josephine Thomas

HARLEE

  • Sympathy Vernon L. Taylor, Jr.
  • Sympathy Cynthia Lorraine Lee

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Jacqueline B. Sebly

MCCOY            

  • Recognize Marchelle Basnight
  • Recognize Council President Ernest “Trippi” Congo, II

*Note Revision: The agenda is being revised to add Agenda #0267 due to time sensitive for the Mayor's appointment to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative per Section 3.2 of agreement and Article XI of the Certificate of Incorporation of Wilmington Learning Collaborative, Inc. that was due by December 23, 2022, and the first meeting is scheduled January 5, 2023.

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/wccpubliccomment010523 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 accordance with the enactment of Delaware General Assembly Senate Bill 94, members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting either in person in the Council Chambers or virtually by accessing the meeting as follows:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84342928323 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 843 4292 8323 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kblJJau1aN.


Legislative Business

DARBY

Agenda Item #0259 (Rev. 1) - Res. 23-001
Held As Amended
A Resolution Naming the Appointments to the Fines and Fees Taskforce

SynopsisThis Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution names appointments to a taskforce of City Council to be known as the Fines & Fees Taskforce that will be responsible for reviewing fees, fines, and administrative sanctions administered by the City, making findings, and, if the taskforce determines that changes are necessary, submitting recommendations to City Council.


CONGO (Harlee presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0260 - Res. 23-002
Adopted
A Resolution Appointing Paul Kennard to Fill the Vacant Sr. Producer/On-Air Talent Position in WITN for the Council of the City of Wilmington for the 108th Council Session

SynopsisThis Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution appoints Paul Kennard as the Sr. Producer/On Air Talent for the 108th Session of the City of Wilmington.

Agenda Item #0261 - Res. 23-003
Adopted
A Resolution Appointing Anita Hawkes to Fill the Vacant Legislative Administrative Assistant Position for the Council of the City of Wilmington for the 108th Council Session

SynopsisThis Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution appoints Anita Hawkes as the Legislative Administrative Assistant for the 108th Session of the Council of the City of Wilmington.  This Resolution amends Resolution No. 22-067.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #0267* - Res. 23-004
Adopted
A Resolution Appointing Donald Patton to Serve on the Governing Council of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative

 SynopsisThis Resolution is being presented by the administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution names Donald Patton as the City of Wilmington appointment to serve on the governing Council of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative (the “WLC”). The WLC’s goal is to “create consistency for students, empower educators, school leaders, and communities, and improve outcomes for students in City of Wilmington schools.”

 


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #0262 - Ord. 23-001
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Price’s Run Interceptor Rehabilitation Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the City of Wilmington’s Price’s Run Interceptor Rehabilitation Project; Providing for the Sale of the 2023 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 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $12,000,000 (the “2023 Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance the rehabilitation of 9,000 linear feet of the Price’s Run Interceptor sanitary sewer line and the rehabilitation and upgrading of Combined Sewer Overflow No. 4A, as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2018, June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2022, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023 Bond.

Agenda Item #0263 - Ord. 23-002
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (11th Street Pump Station Phase 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the Replacement of and Certain Upgrades to the 11th Street Pump Station; Providing for the Sale of the 2023 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 (11th Street Pump Station Phase 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $14,500,000 (the “2023 Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance (a) the installation at the City’s 11th Street Pump Station (the “Pump Station”) of a Dry Weather Pump Station, which primarily includes, among other things, a wet well, four 15 MGD submersible VFD driven pumps, 72-inch force main, piping and valving, 2,000 kVA transformers, medium and low voltage switchgear, electrical wiring, instrumentation, and controls, and (b) the demolition of the existing building and site civil upgrades within the existing site at the Pump Station, all as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2016, June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2022, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023 Bond.

Agenda Item #0264 - Ord. 23-003
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Digester Rehabilitation Phase 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the City of Wilmington’s Rehabilitation of Digester #5 at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant; Providing for the Sale of the 2023 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 (Digester Rehabilitation Phase 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $5,406,000 (the “2023 Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance the rehabilitation of Digester #5 at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, specifically, (a) the replacement of the defective tilting steel cover with a membrane cover, (b) the installation of a foam suppression system, (c) electrical, mechanical, piping and instrumentation upgrades, and (d) concrete and steel structure repairs, as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2022, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023 Bond.

Agenda Item #0265 - Ord. 23-004
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Aeration Process Phases 1 & 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the City of Wilmington’s Aeration Process Upgrades (Phases 1 & 2) at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant; Providing for the Sale of the 2023 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 (Aeration Process Phases 1 & 2 Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $16,590,000 (the “2023 Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance the replacement of aeration equipment, valving, instrumentation and controls, and the rehabilitation and structural repairs of the tanks and walkways in the secondary treatment process at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2022, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023 Bond.

Agenda Item #0266 - Ord. 23-005
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Dewatering Process Rehabilitation Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the City of Wilmington’s Dewatering Process Rehabilitation Project at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant; Providing for the Sale of the 2023 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 (Dewatering Process Rehabilitation Project), Series of 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $3,388,000 (the “2023 Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance the replacement of two existing high maintenance prone centrifuges and the upgrading of the associated electrical and control equipment in the dewatering process system of the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2022, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023 Bond.


SPADOLA

Agenda Item #0251 - Ord. 22-048
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Expand Eligible Uses of Community Support Grants Made by City Council

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance expands the eligible uses of community support funds awarded by Council.  This Ordinance permits community support funds to be awarded to non-profit organizations for use in Capital Projects such as the acquisition of real property, new construction projects, or improvements and renovations to existing buildings.

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