Agenda for Regular Meeting

07/14/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy The Honorable Clarence Bennett

Dorsey Walker/Williams

  • Retirement St. Elizabeth Coach Richard Rago

Dorsey Walker

  • Recognize Ronike Haynie

Wright

  • Recognize LaShanda Wooten and Jane Williams
  • Retirement Dave Blankenship

Legislative Business

Theopalis K. Gregory: President (Congo presenting on behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item #4244 - Resolution 16-060
Adopted
Establishing a Council Organization Commission to Conduct a Review of City Council’s Structure and Organization and Make Findings and Recommendations to this Council within 180 Days of its Appointment

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be establishing the Council Organization Commission (COC), a five-member advisory group appointed by the Council President and comprised of Wilmington residents who are currently not holding and/or seeking public office. The mission of the COC would be to update the 30-year old report of the 1987 Council Compensation Commission, which laid out a formula for periodic updates to the compensation plan for citizens who serve as Members of City Council. The COC is further charged with reviewing the structure and functions of the Council. Specifically, the COC would recommend the appropriate number of Council Members based on current and historic population totals and needs of City residents, the appropriate number of district and at-large member positions; whether the Council President position should continue to be a part-time position or become a full-time position with appropriate   compensation; and the reasonableness of establishing staggered Council terms of office. The COC is charged with issuing a report within 180 days of its appointment. The report would be presented to the 107th Session of Council which convenes in January of 2017 for its consideration. Any part or parts of the report that are accepted and enacted by the 107th Session would become effective beginning in January of 2021 when the 108th Session of the Council convenes.


Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4246 - Ordinance 16-041
Referred to Committee
Requiring Developers that Receive Financial Assistance from the City of Wilmington on Residential Construction Projects to Require Their Construction Contractors to Hire Workers from City-Approved Job Training Program

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be requiring developers that receives financial assistance from the City of Wilmington for residential projects to require their construction contractors to hire workers from a City-approved training program. Financial assistance under this Ordinance also includes tax abatements, tax credits and donation of property.


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

Agenda Item #4247 - Resolution 16-061
Adopted
Extending the Time for Review by the City Planning Commission of Ordinance No. 16-028 (Wilmington Finishing Company) for an Additional Ninety (90) Days Through and Including November 4, 2016

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be extending until November 4, 2016 the date by which the City Planning Commission has to review and comment on Ordinance 16-028 which would authorize amendments to the City Building Zone Map. Specifically, the Ordinance addresses four parcels of land located in Rockford Falls on the Brandywine River which are currently zoned C-6 or Special Commercial District. Three of the parcels would be rezoned to W-4 or Waterfront Residential Commercial District and the fourth parcel would be rezoned to R-3 or One-Family Row Houses.

Agenda Item #4248 - Resolution 16-062
Adopted
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Firefighters Local 1590, International Association of Firefighters, for the Period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be expressing its support for a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement which the Administration has negotiated with IAFF Local 1590, the union representing City firefighters. The agreement is effective retroactively to July 1, 2012 and expired on June 30, 2016. The agreement provides for pay increases for firefighters as well as a revised schedule for firefighter contributions to the cost of City-provided health benefits. The projected $1.2 million retroactive (for FY 2013, 2014, and 2015) cost of the agreement will be funded from the City’s unassigned fund balance while the remaining anticipated cost ($171,000) for the current fiscal year will be funded from the projected FY 2017 surplus.

Agenda Item #4249 - Ordinance 16-042
Referred to Committee
Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 16-018, As Amended) By Making Changes to the Fiscal Year 2017 Position Allocation List for the Human Resources Department and Executive and Managerial Salary Structure Matrix

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a budget amendment to FY 2017 Operating Budget for the purpose of allowing the Administration to make certain changes to the Position Allocation List pertaining to the Department of Human Resources and to the City’s executive and managerial salary structure and matrix.

Agenda Item #4250 - Ordinance 16-043
Referred to Committee
Authorizing Capital Projects of the City of Wilmington Relating to Street Paving and Reconstruction; Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Such Projects; Providing for the Sale of the Bonds or the Note; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to borrow up to $6 million through the issuance of General Obligation Bonds and a General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note to finance repairs and improvements of various streets and roadways. The estimated cost to issue the Bonds or Note is approximately $25,000 which is also funded through this Ordinance.


Maria D. Cabrera: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4230 REV. 1 - Ordinance 16-036 SUB. 1
Codified
Amend Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to Mandatory Landlord Training as a Condition for Rental Business Licenses

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 5 of the City Code to require mandatory training/certification for landlords as a condition for landlords to receive a license from the City to rent properties. Property owners, operators and lessors who complete a comprehensive City-approved training will receive written proof of the completion which can be used to obtain or renew a City business license. The Ordinance intends that such a landlord training program will promote better relationships among landlords, tenants and police and help to prevent illegal activities in rental properties throughout the City.

Agenda Item #4231 - Ordinance 16-037
Codified
Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code Regarding Amendments to the International Building 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 Chapter 4 of the City Code regarding the International Building Code of 2012. Specifically, this Ordinance would add provisions to the code related to City inspections of elevators.

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