Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/18/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

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  • Sympathy Tynesia L. Cephas

Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1st Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4362 - Resolution 17-034
Adopted
Authorizing a Grant Application of the Department of Parks and Recreation through Cityfest, Inc. to the Laffey-McHugh Foundation to Support Training for Youth Participants and Counselors in the City’s 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation (through Cityfest, Inc.) to apply for a $10,000.00 grant from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation. Funds would be used to support the 2017 Summer Youth Employment program by providing training for youth participants and counselors.


Zanthia Oliver: 3rd Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4363 - Resolution 17-035
Adopted
To Rename the Basketball Courts at Brown-Burton-Winchester Park

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing four (4) basketball courts at Brown-Burton-Winchester Park to be named in honor of Rob Brown, Wayne “Chung” Miller-Jefferson, Tony Washam, and Stephen Wheeler for their respective contributions to the City of Wilmington.


Michelle Harlee: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4351 - Ordinance 17-014
Enacted but not codified
To Further Extend Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations (Community Education Building)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be extending various traffic and parking regulations around the Community Education Building affecting East 12th Street, East 13th Street, North French Street, and Wilson Street for a temporary period of two (2) years until May 14, 2019.


Va'Shun "Vash" Turner: 5th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4352 REV. 1 - Sub. 1 Ordinance 17-015
Enacted but not codified
To Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would approve various traffic and parking regulations resulting in the installation, repositioning, and removal of necessary and proper parking signage in various areas of Wilmington.

Agenda Item #4353 - Ordinance 17-016
Enacted but not codified
To Enter into a Three-Year Interconnection Agreement with Artesian Water Company, Inc.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Public Works Department to enter into a non-renewable three (3) year contract with Artesian Water Company, Inc. with terms for water delivery at the South Heald Street and Maryland Avenue metered interconnections. The proposed agreement will generate an estimated revenue of $10,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year.

Agenda Item #4364 - Resolution 17-036
Adopted
For Public Works to Accept a Hazardous Substance Cleanup Fund Grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to accept grant funding from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in the amount of $200,000.00. Funds will be used to install a water main to service homes on Bethel Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Princess Avenue in the Concord Manor neighborhood of New Castle County with a clean and reliable source of drinking water.


Hanifa Shabazz: President (Turner presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4365 - Ordinance 17-018*
Referred to the Public Works & Transportation Committee
To Authorize the Execution of a Right of Way Use Agreement With Crown Castle NG East, LLC for the Installation of the Distributed Antenna System Nodes in the Public Right of Way

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the City to enter into a Right of Way Use Agreement with Crown Castle NG East, LLC to allow for the installation of DAS Nodes, in the public right of way, which will increase the reliability and connectivity of cellular telephone technology. The City will be paid an amount equal to 5% of the Gross Revenues Crown Castle receives from cellular carriers for antennas attached to third-party property/poles owned by Crown Castle (within the public way) or $1,000.00 a year for the use of City-owned poles.

*Note: Agenda #4365 was inadvertently given the incorrect Ordinance number and has been corrected and reflected herein as Ord. 17-018. The minutes, which will be approved at the next Council meeting, will also be corrected to reflect the correct Ordinance number.


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

Agenda Item #4338 - Ordinance 17-008
Enacted but not codified
Establish a Rate of Taxation on Real Property and the Taxable Property of Public Utilities for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would set the property tax rate for FY2018 at 7.5% which is based on the certification by the Board of Assessments of the assessed valuation of taxable real property in the city and the Mayor’s estimates of revenue measures necessary to balance the City’s budget as required by the City Charter. The 7.5% property tax rate increase equates to an additional $70 per year or $5.83 per month (for home assessed at median value of $50,000 based on 1983 assessment).

Agenda Item #4339 REV. 1 - Sub. 1 Ordinance 17-009
Enacted but not codified
Amend Chapter 45 of the City Code Regarding Sewer System Rates and Charges and Water Rates and Charges for Fiscal Year 2018 and Monthly Billing for Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Charges

This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would enact a 4.0% increase for water and sewer services which will result in $1.7 million in revenue to the Water/Sewer Fund. Stormwater rates and charges remain the same. The weighted average increase is 3.60% that equates to $1.81 monthly increase (consuming 4,000 gallons per month).

Agenda Item #4340 - Ordinance 17-010
Enacted but not codified
Adopt a Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2018-2023, Inclusive

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would enact a six-year capital program estimated at $252,052,000.00 to meet the future capital needs of the city. The fund estimate breakdown is as follows: General – $108,327,000, Water/Sewer – $119,475,000, and Other – $24,250,000.

Agenda Item #4341 - Ordinance 17-011
Enacted but not codified
Adopt a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would enact the FY2018 Capital Budget in the amount of $84,054,000.00.

Agenda Item #4342 REV. 1 - Sub. 1 Ordinance 17-012
Enacted but not codified
Adopt the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2017 and Ending on June 30, 2018

This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be adopting the City’s FY2018 General Fund Operating Budget in the amount of $154,923,078 and Water Sewer Fund Budget in the amount $71,0660,928. The General Fund Operating Budget for FY2018 will have a budgeted surplus of $2,657,514. The Operating Budget is compiled annually by the Administration based on revenue projections and requested appropriations to fund various expenditures such as employee salaries and benefits, and City programs and services such as police, fire, public works, license and inspections, trash and recycling collections, etc. The new budget, if approved by Council, will become effective on July 1, 2017 and will expire on June 30, 2018.


Samuel L. Guy, Esq.: At-Large

Agenda Item #4366 - Resolution 17-037
Adopted
Recognizing the Muslim Holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al Adha

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be recognizing the celebration of two Muslim Holidays – Eid Al-Fitr after the holy month of fasting in Ramadan and Eid al-Adha, during the pilgrimage of Haj.

Agenda Item #4359 - Ordinance 17-017
Held
Constituting Amendment No. 8 to the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 16-018, As Amended) (Council’s Scholarship Fund and Discretionary Fund)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending the FY 2017 Annual Operating Budget to increase the City Council General Fund Material, Supplies, & Equipment appropriation by $29,605 to fund Council student scholarships at a level of $5,000 per new member of Council and fund their discretionary accounts at $500 per new member of Council. The $29,605 increase will be covered by the General Fund Unassigned Fund Balance.


Loretta Walsh: At-Large

Agenda Item #4367 - Resolution 17-038
Adopted
Discuss a Resolution Approving a Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware, Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F.) for Advanced Officer Training, Officer-Down Individual First Aid Kits, and a Trained Police Canine

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the Delaware Department of Justice in the amount of $67,150.00. The funds would be used to purchase a trained canine and Officer Down Individual First Aid Kits and pay for advanced officer training.

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