Agenda for Regular Meeting
07/06/2023 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location In-Person and Remote Participation
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE 19801
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
a. Recognition Resolutions
- Recognize Mother Bertha Locket Parker (100th Birthday)
- Recognize Keith Williams (DJ KLIVE)
- Recognize The Erik Williams Foundation
- Recognize Zakiyyah Ali (Tech Council of Delaware)
b. Sympathy Resolutions
- Sympathy Deborah A. Scott
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/wccpubliccomment070623 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.
Agenda Item #0329 - Res. 23-042
A Resolution Approving the Conveyance of Two Parcels Located in the South Market Street Right-of-Way to the Riverfront Development Corporation
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution declares certain small and unused pieces of land owned by the City and located within the South Market Street Right-of-Way to be surplus and approves them for disposition to the Riverfront Development Corporation.
Agenda Item #0330 - Res. 23-043
A Resolution Approving the Grant of a Walkway Easement and a Temporary Construction Easement to the Freire Charter School Wilmington, Inc.
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the City’s grant of an easement to the Freire Charter School Wilmington, Inc. in Brandywine Park to accommodate the construction and maintenance of an exit and walkway required by the fire marshal, as well as a temporary construction easement to build the exit and walkway.
Agenda Item #0331 - Res. 23-044
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to Replace Protective Gear
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 Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund in the amount of $68,000. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase thirty-five ballistic helmets for the Crisis Management Tactical Team to use during high-risk operations and when rescuing individuals from dangerous situations. The current helmets used by this team have met or exceeded the end of their life cycle, which results in reduced effectiveness and limited protection for officers. No local matching funds are required.
Agenda Item #0295 - Ord. 23-017
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 41 of the City Code to Permit the Use of Parapet Signs
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 41 of the City Code to permit the use of parapet signs in the City.
Agenda Item #0324 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 23-027
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 42 of the Wilmington City Code to Permit Persons Residing in Certain Residential Property to Use, Install, and Maintain Curbside Charging Cords and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Public Right-of-Way
Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Substitute Ordinance satisfies the City’s statutory duty by amending Chapter 42 of the Wilmington City Code to create a procedure for residents to obtain permits for the use and installation of curbside charging cords and electric vehicle charging stations in the public rightof-way. In doing so, it defines relevant terms, establishes standards, requirements and prohibitions, and inspections related to their use and maintenance, and creates civil and criminal penalties for certain violations.
Agenda Item #0332 - Res. 23-045
A Resolution Approving the Award of Two Grants to United Way of Delaware, Inc.
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the award of two grants to the United Way of Delaware, Inc. as follows: (i) a grant of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) from the Office of the Mayor and (ii) a grant of Twenty-Nine Thousand Dollars ($29,000.00) from City Council. The United Way of Delaware, Inc. will use the grants funds for summer out of school time programming and supports for City of Wilmington youth.
Petitions and Communications
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Agenda prepared June 28, 2023 and posted on Council’s website, www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com