Agenda for Regular Meeting

03/03/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Congratulate Alexis I. duPont Middle School Tigers
  • Sympathy Harry Francis Manelski

D. Brown

  • Recognize Penn Ketchum (Penn Cinema)

Gregory

  • Welcome Wilmington District of the Delaware Conference of the A.M.E.C.
  • Sympathy Sandra D. Lemons

Shabazz

  • Sympathy Kenneth D. Sharpe

Dorsey Walker

  • Congratulate Eagle Scout Allen J. Kindschy

Wright

  • Recognize Reverend Lavina Smith – 10th Anniversary
  • Retirement Robert Thomas
  • Welcome Delaware State Funeral Directors Association

Legislative Business

Ernest "Trippi" Congo II: 2nd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4176 - Resolution 16-021
Adopted
Approving the Amendments to the Baynard Boulevard Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan and Recommend the Rezoning of a Portion of the Block Generally Bounded by Tatnall Street, Concord Avenue, Market Street and 20th Street (Public Hearing)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved at the completion of a public hearing, Council would be authorizing modifications to the Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan for the Baynard Analysis Area that was adopted by City Council on January 12, 1984. The modifications were recommended by the City Planning Department and approved by the City Planning Commission in order to enhance community development in the area. Specifically, Council would be changing the land use designation for the area bounded by Tatnall Street, Concord Avenue, Market Street, and 20th Street from public/quasi-public or institutional to medium density residential.

Agenda Item #4147 - Ordinance 16-003
Codified
Rezone Cathedral Church of St. John, the Property within the Block Generally Bounded by Tatnall Street, Concord Avenue, Market Street, and 20th Street from C1 (Neighborhood Shopping) and R-3 (One Family Row Houses) to R-5A1 (Low-Medium Density Apartment Houses) (Public Hearing)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to the City Code and Building Zoning Map to accommodate the construction of the Village of St. John on the site of the former Cathedral of St. John at Concord Avenue and North Market Street. Specifically, the Ordinance will permit residential/apartment housing at the site by changing the zoning for the properties at 2019 North Market Street, 2013 North Market Street and 2020 North Tatnall Street.


Darius J. Brown: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4177 - Ordinance 16-012
Referred to Committee
To Annex a Parcel of Land Located at 3604 Downing Drive (Downing Drive Industrial Park), Contiguous with the City Boundary in the Vicinity of the Riverside Neighborhood Analysis Area, New Castle County, Delaware, and in Connection therewith, to Amend the Boundaries of Councilmanic District No. 3, the Building Zone Map – Flood Districts and to Add the Annexed Territory to the City’s Corporate Boundaries

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to annex a parcel of land in New Castle County at 3604 Downing Drive into the City of Wilmington based on a Petition for Annexation from the property owner, Moat Street LLC. The property lies within the Downing Industrial Park and is contiguous to the City boundary and the Riverside neighborhood. If approved, the ordinance would annex the land, assign a zoning classification of M-1 (light manufacturing) to the land, amend the City’s Building Zone Map to reflect the new property, amend the 3rd Councilmanic District to add the property and amend the City’s official boundaries to include the new property.

Agenda Item #4178 - Resolution 16-022
Adopted
Scheduling a Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendments to the Price’s Run/Riverside/11th Street Bridge Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan be held on April 7, 2016

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a public hearing to be held on April 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to consider further amendments to the Price’s Run/Riverside/11th Street Bridge Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan.

Agenda Item #4179 - Resolution 16-023
Adopted
Scheduling a Public Hearing on the Proposed Annexation and Rezoning of the Property Located at 3604 Downing Drive (Ord. No. 16-012) to be held on April 7, 2016

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a public hearing to be held on April 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to review the Ordinance regarding the proposed annexation and rezoning of property located at 3604 Downing Drive. The City Planning Commission will review the Ordinance at its meeting on March 15, 2016.


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

Agenda Item #4180 - Ordinance 16-013
Referred to Committee
Authorizing the City to Enter into a Lease Agreement with the Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc. for the Lease of the Premises Located at 301 East 15th Street

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into a two-year lease agreement with the Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc. for use of a City-owned property at 301 East 15th Street to house the operations of the non-profit agency. The monthly lease fee to the City would be $500. The Urban Bike Project supports Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable and practical means of transportation and recreation.


Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4150 - Ordinance 16-005
Codified
Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code by Amending the Boundaries of Residential Parking Area “W” (Riverfront)

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 37 of the City Code regarding Residential Parking Area “W” which is located in the City’s Riverfront District.


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

Agenda Item #4181 - Resolution 16-024
Adopted
Encouraging the Administration to More Effectively Market the City’s Snow Removal Reimbursement Program to Enable Community Groups to Determine Whether the Program is Appropriate for Their Neighborhoods and Communities

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be urging the Administration to increase the marketing and promotional efforts for the City’s Snow Removal Reimbursement Program (SRRP) which may encourage community groups to participate. The SRRP, adopted in 1996, allows for the development of agreements between the City and community groups, whereby a community group would contract for private snow removal services for City-maintained streets in its service area and the City would reimburse the community group up to 75% of its cost of contracting out the service.


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

Agenda Item #4160 - Ordinance 16-009
Codified
Amend Chapter 3 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to the Feeding of Wild Animals and Waterfowl

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to Chapter 3 of the City Code related to the feeding of wild animals and waterfowl. The Ordinance would prohibit the feeding of pigeons, waterfowl, sea gulls and wild animals in order to prevent public nuisances and to protect the species. The legislation says that the feeding of pigeons, waterfowl and sea gulls cause the birds to congregate resulting in an accumulation of feces which increases the potential for damage to public property, water quality problems and the spread of disease to residents. The Ordinance says that the feeding of waterfowl may also interrupt normal migration patterns, cause nutritional problems and promote the spread of bird diseases.

Agenda Item #4182 - Resolution 16-025
Adopted
Extending the Time for Review by the City Planning Commission of Ordinance No. 14-026 for an Additional Ninety (90) Days through and Including June 2, 2016

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be agreeing to extend the period by which the City Planning Commission may review the former Wilmington Finishing Company project by an additional 90 days to June 2, 2016. Ordinance 14-026, which was originally introduced June 5, 2014, proposes amendments to the City Zoning Map by rezoning the property in question from C-6 to W-4 and R-2 zoning classifications.

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