Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/19/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

D. Brown

  • Recognize Frederick Purnell

Cabrera

  • Sympathy Deacon Francis Cole

Gregory

  • Retirement Helen C. Riley

Shabazz

  • Recognize Provider Appreciation Day

Williams/Council

  • Commend Charter School of Wilmington Boys Swimming Team

Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1st Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4210 - Resolution 16-038
Adopted
Approve the Acceptance and Use of a Grant from Bank of America to Fund the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Parks and Recreation Department, to accept a $65,000 grant from Bank of America to support the City’s summer youth employment program. No local matching funds are required in order to accept this grant.

Agenda Item #4211 - Resolution 16-039
Adopted
Approve the Acceptance and Use of a Grant from the State of Delaware Department of Labor to Fund the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Parks and Recreation Department, to accept a $321,984 grant from the Delaware Department of Labor to support the City’s summer youth employment program. No local matching funds are required in order to accept this grant.

Agenda Item #4212 - Resolution 16-040
Adopted
Approve the Acceptance and Use of a Grant Fund from Laffey McHugh Foundation for the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Parks and Recreation Department, to accept a $10,000 grant from the Laffey McHugh Foundation to support the City’s summer youth employment program. No local matching funds are required in order to accept this grant.


Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4202 - Ordinance 16-026
Codified
Further Extend Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year extension of traffic and parking regulations affecting East 12th Street, East 13th Street, North French Street and Wilson Street related to traffic activity associated with the Community Education Building at 1200 North French Street. The temporary traffic regulations that are being extended through this Ordinance were due to expire on May 14, 2016.

Agenda Item #4213 - Ordinance 16-029
Referred to Committee
Authorizing Capital Projects of the City of Wilmington Relating to Upgrades and Improvements to (1) the City’s Porter Filter Water Treatment Plant and (2) Various Water Mains Throughout the City; Authorizing the Issuance of Two Series of the City’s General Obligation Bond, Series of 2016-SRF, In Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Such Projects, Respectively; Providing for the Sale of Each Series of the Bonds to the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to issue a General Obligation Bond not to exceed $20 million to support upgrades and improvements to the City’s Porter Water Treatment Plant and a General Obligation Bond not to exceed $5 million to support upgrades and improvements to water mains throughout the City.

Agenda Item #4214 - Resolution 16-033
Adopted
Authorize City Contract 17002PW – HVAC Preventative Maintenance, General and Emergency Repairs at the Municipal Complex with Modern Controls, Inc.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Public Works Department to enter into a one-year, $29,900 contract with Modern Controls, Inc., for HVAC preventive maintenance and general and emergency repairs at the City’s Municipal Complex on Wilmington Avenue. The contract contains two possible one year extensions at the City’s option for the same annual contract cost as listed in this Ordinance. Modern Controls, Inc. was selected as the vendor through a public bidding process.


Robert A. Williams: 7th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4215 - Resolution 16-041
Adopted
Respectfully Encourages the Administration and the Wilmington Police Department to Consider Establishing a Specialized Gang Intelligence Unit, to Include a Civilian Computer Expert as well as an Experienced Member, or Members, of the Department, with the Charge of Gathering Intelligence on Criminal Street

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be urging the Administration and the Wilmington Police Department to form its own Gang Intelligence Unit to focus on crime committed by gangs in Wilmington. The Resolution urges that such a gang unit consist of dedicated investigators, including a civilian computer expert, who would gather intelligence, make arrests and assist with the process of charges being filed against gang members who commit crimes.


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

Agenda Item #4216 - Ordinance 16-031
Referred to Committee
to Authorize a Professional Services Agreement with Express Scripts, Inc., for a Prescription Drug Program

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Human Resources Department, to enter into a three-year contract with Express Scripts to administer and provide a prescription drug program for City employees beginning July 1, 2016. The cost of the agreement is $5.6 million in the first year, $6.3 million for the second year and $7 million in the third year. The agreement also allows for successive one year renewals of the contract until terminated by either party with 90 day notice. Express Scripts was selected as a vendor through a public bidding process.

Agenda Item #4183 - Ordinance 16-014
Codified
Establishing a Rate of Taxation on Real Property and the Taxable Property of Public Utilities for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a property tax rate for the new fiscal year. Passage of this Ordinance will keep the City’s current property tax rate of $1.855 per $100 of assessed value of a property the same for the new fiscal year (FY 2017) that begins July 1.

Agenda Item #4184 - Ordinance 16-015
Codified
Sewer System Unit Charges and Water Rates and Charges and Storm Water Rates and Charges Set Forth in Chapter 45 of the City Code for Fiscal Year 2017

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a water, sewer and stormwater rate for the new fiscal year. Passage of this Ordinance will keep the City’s current water and sewer rate the same for the new fiscal year (FY 2017) that begins July 1.

Agenda Item #4185 - Ordinance 16-016
Codified
Adopt a Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2017-2022 Inclusive

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a six-year capital budget program for the City. The Capital Budget is funded through the issuance of general obligation bonds with a resulting debt service obligation on the part of the City requiring yearly cash payments over a particular period of time to repay the interest and principal on a debt. Items funded in capital budgets often include repair, renovation and construction of facilities, infrastructure, streets, etc. The FY 2017 – FY 2022 Capital Program totals $282,616,000 which is the estimate of all funds necessary to meet the future capital needs of the City based on this program. Of the total amount needed to fund the program, $106,502,000 would come from the General Fund Budget, $145,801,000 would come from the Water/Sewer Budget, $5,063,000 would come from the Internal Service Fund and $25,250,000 would come from other funds.

Agenda Item #4186 - Ordinance 16-017
Codified
Adopt a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

The first year of the City’s six fiscal year Capital Improvements Program is known as the Capital Budget. In alternating years, the Capital Budget includes two full fiscal years of funding because the City goes to the bond market biennially instead of annually. This process results in what are known as “off years” when the budget requests will be zero. FY 2017 will be a zero budget year.

Agenda Item #4187 REV. 1 - Ordinance 16-018 SUB. 1
Defeated as Amended
Adopt the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2016 and Ending on June 30, 2017 (Inclusive Funding for the Housing Fund)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a General Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that totals approximately $154,038,640. This is an increase of 1.5% over the current Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget. 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, 2016 and will expire on June 30, 2017. The new budget would also include approval of $73.3 million for the Water/Sewer Fund to finance water, sewer and stormwater services and infrastructure needs for the three water-related systems.

Agenda Item #4196 - Ordinance 16-023
Codified
Authorize an Installment Payment Agreement, Security Agreement with VAR Resources LLC, d/b/a VAR Technology Finance, to Finance the Procurement of Certain Computer Hardware and Software

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Division of Integrated Technologies (IT), to enter into a five year agreement with VAR Resources LLC to finance the procurement of hardware and software to upgrade the City’s IT services. The total cost of the agreement is $1,108,098.63 to be paid in five equal installments of $221,619.73.

Agenda Item #4200 - Ordinance 16-024
Codified
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding the Term of the City’s Active Depository, M&T Bank

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an extension of the current agreement between the City and M&T Bank for the bank to serve as the City’s active depository for banking services. Based on a recommendation of the City’s bank Selection Committee, the agreement, set to expire on June 30, 2016 would be extended to June 30, 2020.

Agenda Item #4201 - Ordinance 16-025
Codified
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code in Order to Authorize the City’s Treasurer Access to the Budget Reserve Account Funds at the End of a Fiscal Year and Replenishment of the Budget Reserve Account Funds in the Ensuing Fiscal Year for Fiscal Year 2016

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be extending the authorizing of the City Treasurer through Fiscal Year 2016 to access funds from the City’s Reserve Account needed for City expenditures and to then to replenish the Account on or before October 1, 2016.


Michael A. Brown, Sr.: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4217 - Resolution 16-042
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware, Criminal Justice (CJC) Council to Hire a Civilian Crime Analyst

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Wilmington Police Department, to apply for a two-year, $110,000 grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council. The City would use the funding to hire a civilian crime analyst who would review violent crime statistics, assess violent crime trends and identify potential shooting suspects. This grant requires no local matching funds.

Agenda Item #4218 - Resolution 16-043
Adopted
Authorizing the Filing of Five (5) Grant Applications by the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware, State Aid to Local Law Enforcement (S.A.L.L.E.) for Advanced and Specialized Training, Automatic External Defibrillators, Specialized Infrared Lens for the Forensic Services Unit, Specialized Tools and Electronic Materials for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Wilmington Police Department, to apply for five grants totaling $60,208.23 from the State of Delaware’s State Aid to Local Law Enforcement Program (SALLE). The funding would be used by the WPD for specialized drug enforcement training, automatic external defibrillators for department vehicles, and infrared lens for the department drone, tools for technicians of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and electronic materials to create IED’s to assist with the training of department personnel.


Theopalis K. Gregory: President (M. Brown presented on behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item #4219 - Resolution 16-044
Adopted
Supporting the Creation of the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the creation of a Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission by Governor Markell to help stem the tide of the abuse of heroin and opioids in Delaware and the resulting overdoses and deaths. The new commission is tasked with studying overdose deaths in Delaware and reporting its findings on how to prevent opiate abuse and deaths to the Governor and General Assembly.

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