Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

06/18/2020 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Recognize 2020 Kappa Achievers Scholarship Awards Ceremony

HARLEE            

  • Retirement Sheila Martin

SHABAZZ         

  • Recognize World Sickle Cell Day/Tova Community Health
  • Recognize Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills (Twin Poets) Delaware Poets Laureate Receive a 2020 Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets

*Note Revision: The agenda was revised to add item #4835 to support the efforts of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus in addressing the needs around constitutional protections in light of all the local and national protest occurring and due to the time sensitivity nature for Senate Bill 191 legislation in the Delaware General Assembly, which session ends June 30, 2020.

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Legislative Business

CONGO

Agenda Item #4818 - Res. 20-030
Adopted
A Resolution for the City to Accept the Gift of Real Estate from 2nd District NPC of 511 Concord Pike

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the receipt of 511 Concord Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, 19802 (Parcel No. 26-015.30-129), as a gift from the 2nd District NPC to the City.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #4802 - Ord. 20-022
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20015WD Between the City of Wilmington and Greer Lime Company for the Provision of Hydrated Lime

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20015WD – Hydrated Lime (the “Contract”) — between the City and Greer Lime Company which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4803 - Ord. 20-023
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20014PW Between the City of Wilmington and Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. for the Provision of Ferric Chloride

 Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20014PW – Ferric Chloride (the “Contract”) — between the City and Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4804 - Ord. 20-024
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20024PW Between the City of Wilmington and Diamond Materials LLC for the Provision of Bituminous Concrete

SynopsisThis Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20024PW – Bituminous Concrete (the “Contract”) — between the City and Diamond Materials LLC which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4805 - Ord. 20-025
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20013WD Between the City of Wilmington and Buckman's Inc. for the Provision of Sodium Hypochlorite

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20013WD – Sodium Hypochlorite (the “Contract”) — between the City and Buckman’s Inc. which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from  July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4806 - Ord. 20-026
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20017PW Between the City of Wilmington and Judge Mobile Wash for the Provision of Mobile Truck Washing Services

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20017PW – Mobile Truck Washing (the “Contract”) — between the City and Judge Mobile Wash which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4807 - Ord. 20-027
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a Multi-Year Extension of an Agreement Between the City of Wilmington and Itron, Inc. for the Provision of Operation and Maintenance Services for Mobile Automated Meter Reading

Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to the contract between the City and Itron, Inc. (the “Contract”) which provides for a  five-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025 on the same terms.

Agenda Item #4815 - Ord. 20-030
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize a One-Year Extension to the Educational Access Channel Agreement Between Red Clay Consolidated School District and the City of Wilmington

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an Educational Access Channel Agreement with the Red Clay Consolidated School District to extend the current agreement for an additional one (1) year period, from July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #4819 - Res. 20-031
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Applicatin to the National Recreation and Parks Association for the City's Walk with Ease Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Recreation and Parks Association in the amount of $2,500. The funds will be used to expand the City’s Walk with Ease program, an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. There is no local match required.  

Agenda Item #4820 - Res. 20-032
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to Implement a Tobacco Prevention Community Outreach Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Parks and Recreation application for a grant from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in the amount of $10,000 to implement tobacco prevention programs.

Agenda Item #4821 - Res. 20-033
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the National Fitness Campaign for Construction of Two Outdoor Fitness Courts

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from National Fitness Campaign in the amount of $60,000. The grant will enable the City to construct two free-to-use outdoor fitness courts suitable for participants of all ages and abilities to grow a stronger healthier community. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4822 - Res. 20-034
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Labor to Support the City's Youth Career Development Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant from the Delaware Department of Labor in the approximate amount of $225,000. The funds will be used to support approximately 170 youth  for the City’s 2020 Youth Career Development Program (the “Youth Program”),  formally known as the Summer Youth Employment Program. There is no local match required.  

Agenda Item #4823 - Res. 20-035
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Support the City's Summer Youth Employment Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in the amount of $75,000. The funds will be used to support the City’s 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4824 - Res. 20-036
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Education to Support the City's Summer Food Service Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from the Delaware Department of Education in the amount of $480,157.46. The funds would be used to provide meal service for the City’s 2020 Summer Food Service Program. No local matching funds are required.

 

Agenda Item #4825 - Res. 20-037
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to Christiana Care Health Services to Support the City's Play Streets Initiative

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from Christiana Care Health Services in the amount of $35,210. The grant will enable the City to supplement its offerings in the Wilmington Play Streets initiative that will provide children a safe place to play and adults a safe place to learn about available resources. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4826 - Res. 20-038
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the Delaware General Assembly to Allow Food Industry Businesses to Legally Donate Unsold Food to Shelter Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations in Response to COVID-19 and Ongoing Issues Beyont this Crisis

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. Food waste and food insecurity are significant problems facing the nation, our City of Wilmington and our State that have only been heightened in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Wilmington City Council supports the petition from Charity Crossing encouraging efforts by the Delaware General Assembly to pass legislation that would allow food industry businesses to legally donate their unsold food items to shelter facilities and/or nonprofit organizations to feed the hungry thereby increasing food security, reducing food waste, decreasing waste at our landfills, and possibly saving money for our municipalities and counties on landfill maintenance costs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agenda Item #4827 - Res. 20-039
Adopted
A Resolution Declaring 601 West Eighth Street to be Surplus and Approving its Disposition to Cinnaire Solutions

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution declares 601 West Eighth Street to be surplus and approves the property for disposition to Cinnaire Solutions.

 

Agenda Item #4828 - Res. 20-040
Adopted
A Resolution to Establish the 4th District Community Task Force

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution establishes the 4th District Community Task Force which exists as a formalized body to collaboratively address the breadth of issues within and/or affecting the 4th Councilmanic District.


TURNER

Agenda Item #4829 - Res. 20-041
Adopted
A Resolution Declaring 501 West Seventh Street to be Surplus and Approving its Disposition to Wilmington Alliance Inc.

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution declares 501 West Seventh Street to be surplus and approves the property for disposition to Wilmington Alliance Inc.


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #4830 - Res. 20-042
Adopted
A Resolution to Declare Racism as a Public Health Crisis and to Enact Equity and Justice in all Policies of the City of Wilmington and State of Delaware

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. Racism has been prevalent in this country since before its founding as the United States of America and has continually and detrimentally negatively impacted the health and well-being of Black and Brown citizens in the country, state, and city. This Council declares racism to be a public health crisis for these reasons and is committed to pursuing equity and justice in the review of existing Codes and practices, the development and execution of all City policies and procedures going forward.

Agenda Item #4831 - Res. 20-043
Adopted
A Resolution for the Wilmington Police Department and the City Administration to Provide the Wilmington Police Department’s Policies and Procedures Manual to be available On-line for View by the Public in a Format that is not Substantially Redacted Similar to What Other Cities Smaller and Larger than Wilmington have Done in the Last Decade or More

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution call for the City Administration and the Wilmington Police Department to make the policies and procedures manual (referred to as the White Book) available to the community without substantial redactions except in areas that would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual.

Agenda Item #4832 - Ord. 20-032
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Authorize the Wilmington Police Department to Publish a Public Version of the Wilmington Police Officer’s Manual with Only those Redactions Required by Law or Policy

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the Wilmington Police Department and the City Administration to provide the residents of Wilmington with access to the Wilmington Police Department’s Police Officer’s Manual, which has not been substantially redacted, in an online format through the City of Wilmington’s official website.

Agenda Item #4833 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading - HELD
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Pursuant to Sections 1-103 and 1-104 of the City Charter to Establish the Wilmington Citizen Complaint Review Board

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance Amends Chapter 35 of the City Code to establish the Wilmington Citizen Complaint Review Board


SHABAZZ (Johnson presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4835* - Res. 20-044
Adopted As Amended
A Resolution Urging the Delaware General Assembly to Pass Senate Bill 191

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. The Council of the City of Wilmington urges members of the Delaware General Assembly to vote in favor of Senate Bill 191, an Act to establish Constitutional protections on the basis of race, color, and national origin in the State of Delaware. In addition, the Council asks that the Delaware General Assembly support the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus in their efforts to enact these 8 Justice For All actions in the State of Delaware.


ADAMS

Agenda Item #4809 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 20-029
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Ratify and Authorize an Agreement with Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., for the Conduct of the CAFR and Federal Funds Audits for Fiscal Year 2021, 2022 and 2023

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into an agreement with the auditing firm of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., to provide an annual audit of all City government departments, as required by the City Charter, for Fiscal Years 2021, 2022, and 2023. The estimated cost of each annual City government audit is estimated to be $189,000. The agreement also allows for the possibility to two, one-year extensions of the contract by mutual agreement of the City and auditing firm. Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. was awarded the audit contract as the result of a public request for proposals.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4834 - Res. 20-045
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to File a Second Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan to Outline the Proposed Use of Unexpended HOME Funds for Phase I of the Reach Riverside Redevelopment Project

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Mayor or his designee to file the Second Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides for the use of unexpended HOME funds from prior fiscal years for Phase I of the Reach Riverside Redevelopment Project.

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