Agenda for Regular Meeting

03/01/2018 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council 

  • Sympathy Virginia Pridgen
  • Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day (March 10)

Congo

  • Recognize Bishop Ronald Hayes
  • Recognize Corner2Corner (Volunteer Safety Program)

Harlee

  • Recognize Clarence White

Oliver 

  • Sympathy Elizabeth D. Ponder
  • Sympathy Thomas Robinson
  • Celebrate Fannie Marlene Aiken (80th Birthday)

Shabazz

  • Recognize Disability Awareness Month
  • Sympathy Shirley Elizabeth Rose
  • Retirement Dinah Davis Russ (47 Years)

Walsh 

  • Sympathy Hugh Joseph McBride

 Williams

  • Smpathy Fred Mason – Wilmington Police Department (Retired)

Legislative Business

FREEL

Agenda Item #4480 - ORD. 18-002
3rd and Final Reading - Defeated
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

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes reconciliation of the budget accounts for the previous fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, as enumerated in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and made a part hereof.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4481 (Rev. 1) - SUB. 1 to ORD. 18-003
3rd and Final Reading - Passed
Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 17-012 (Finance Department)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the first amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. It increases the Water/Sewer Fund by $525,000 to bring in additional revenue through collection efforts.  As a result of this increase, it is projected that the City will be able to collect an additional $2.755 million in revenue for Fiscal Year 2018.  Therefore, the $525,000 increase will be covered by the projected additional revenue.

 


FREEL

Agenda Item #4486 - ORD. 18.004
1st & 2nd Reading Pending: Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Authorize the City Treasure to Access the Budget Reserve Account Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 and to Require Replenishment of the Budget Reserve Account Funds in the Ensuing Fiscal Year

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 2-379(c) of the City Code (as amended by Ordinance No. 17-003) by authorizing the City Treasurer to access budget reserve account funds from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, with the requirement to replenish those funds no later than October 1, 2018.

Agenda Item #4487 - ORD. 18-005
1st and 2nd Reading Pending: Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City's General Obligation Bonds, in One or More Series on a Tax-Exempt and/or Taxable Basis, in Order to Provide the Funds to Finance Various Capital Projects of the City Specified in the City's Capital Budget for its Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016: to Fund Certain General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes of the City: Providing for the Sale of the Bonds: 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 General Obligation Bonds,   in one or more series on a tax-exempt and/or taxable basis (the “Bonds”) in order to finance (i) certain capital projects specified in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016, (ii) the funding of an outstanding general obligation bond anticipation note of the City and (iii) the costs and expenses associated with issuing the Bonds and/or prior series of bonds.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4488 - ORD. 18-006
1st and 2nd Reading Pending: Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Authorize an Agreement with Cintas Corporation to Provide Rental Uniforms

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a rental agreement between the City of Wilmington and Cintas Corporation for the supply of rental uniforms for use by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (the “Contract”) for the period of three (3) years from March 2018 through March 2021, at an annual price of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) for a total price of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00).


GUY

Agenda Item #4471 - RES. 18-015
Adopted
A Resolution Requesting a Legal Opinion from Law Department Regarding Council Salaries

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution requests that the Law Department provide all City Council Members with a legal opinion regarding the legality of the present salaries of the following four positions: Council Member, President of the Council, President Pro Tempore, and Finance Committee Chair.

Agenda Item #4472 - RES. 18-014
Defeated
A Resolution to Amend the Rules of Council of the City of Wilmington Regarding the Order of Business

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution amends City Council Rule 2 (F) to include the following provision: “City of Wilmington Boards and Commissions  (“COWBAC”) Quarterly Reports and Bimonthly Reports from the Mayor shall be read by the Clerk, and filed, on motion and voice vote”.


SHABAZZ (WALSH PRESENTING ON BEHALF OF SHABAZZ)

Agenda Item #4473 - ORD. 18-001
3rd and Final Reading Held: Referred to EY&F
Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Regarding Human Rights

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 expand the authority and enhance the structure of the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission to help protect and fulfill the full range of universal human rights as enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to locally implement the  principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of  Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Ordinance also provides more specific guidelines to govern the Commission’s structure, composition and procedures.

Agenda Item #4482 - RES. 18-016
Adopted
A Resolution Declaring Wilmington to be a “Human Rights City”

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution affirms City Council’s commitment to human rights by declaring Wilmington a “Human Rights City”. It further declares its intention to develop a curriculum for education of Wilmington citizens about human rights on a local, national and global level and revise the City Code to reflect the full range of universal human rights as enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Agenda Item #4483 - RES. 18-017
Adopted
A Resolution Declaring Council's Intention to Apply the Principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (DEDAW) at the Local Level

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution supports the Cities for the Convention on to Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) initiative and declares the intention to begin applying the principles of CEDAW at the local level.

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