Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

05/19/2022 6:30 pm

VIRTUAL MEETING WITH REMOTE PARTICIPATION

Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Committee Reports

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL 

  • Recognize Delaware Chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.

CABRERA            

  • Sympathy Joseph A. Marquez
  • Sympathy Diego Castellanos
  • Recognize The Charter School of Wilmington
  • Recognize Devon Still

OLIVER              

  • Recognize Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (Tall Ship of Delaware)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The meeting will be open to the public starting at 6pm, so members of the public can sign up to speak. To sign up for Public Comment, members of the public must go to the following website https://tinyurl.com/wccpubliccomment051922 to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business. The President of City Council will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.

Note: Due to the Governor’s continuing state of limited public health emergency, this meeting of Council shall be fully virtual with no anchor location. Members of the public are also welcomed to observe the proceeding and participate by ZOOM or by telephone through the links provided below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88330427977 or visit the WITN22 website http://www.witn22.org or WITN YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/WITN22Wilmington/ or listen in only by calling one of the following phone numbers (929) 205-6099 or (301) 715-8592. You will be asked for the Webinar ID. Please enter 883 3042 7977 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbBcHCZ57h.


Legislative Business

HARLEE

Agenda Item #0169 - Res. 22-020
Adopted
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on June 16, 2022 on the Proposed Amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan Entitled “Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities” Regarding Three Parcels of Land Located at the Southeast Corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Commonly Known as “Humble Park”

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution schedules a public hearing on June 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. regarding a proposed amendment to the City’s comprehensive development plan entitled Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities” to change the land use of three parcels of land located at the southeast corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Wilmington, Delaware (being Tax Parcel Nos. 26- 043.10-188, 26-043.10-189, and 26-043.10-190), which are commonly known as “Humble Park”, from “Parks and Open Space” to “Downtown Mixed Use” by revising the Midtown Brandywine/Central Future Land Use Map for the parcels.

           

Agenda Item #0170 - Res. 22-021
Adopted
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on June 16, 2022 on Ordinance No. 22-011 to Rezone Three Parcels of Land Located at the Southeast Corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Commonly Known as “Humble Park”, from a Zoning Classification of O (Open Space) to a Zoning Classification of C-3 (Central Retail)

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution schedules a public hearing on June 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. regarding Ordinance No. 22-011’s proposed rezoning of three parcels of land located at the southeast corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Wilmington, Delaware (being Tax Parcel Nos. 26-043.10-188, 26-043.10-189, and 26-043.10-190), which are commonly known as “Humble Park”, from a zoning classification of O (Open Space) to a zoning classification of C-3 (Central Retail).


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #0150 (Rev. 2) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 22-013
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Establishing a Rate of Taxation on Real Property and the Taxable Property of Public Utilities for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2022 and Ending on June 30, 2023

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute Ordinance sets the property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) based on the certification by the Board of Assessment of the assessed valuation of taxable real property in the City and the Mayor’s estimates of revenue measures necessary to balance the City budget as required by the City Charter. There is a 6% increase to the tax rate that is projected to result in additional annual revenue of $2.6 million. The median assessment homeowner will pay an additional $41.76 annually or $3.48 more per month.

Agenda Item #0151 - Ord. 22-014
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopt a Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2023 - 2028 Inclusive

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance enacts the Capital Program for the six Fiscal Years 2023 – 2028, inclusive.

Agenda Item #0152 - Ord. 22-015
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopt a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2023

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance enacts the Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Budget.

Agenda Item #0153 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 22-016
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopting the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2022 and Ending on June 30, 2023

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute Ordinance enacts the annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

Agenda Item #0154 - Ord. 22-017
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 45 of the City Code Regarding Sewer System Rates and Charges and Water Rates and Charges for Fiscal Year 2023

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts new water and sewer rates and charges for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). The rates and charges for water and sewer services will increase by five percent (5.0%) in FY 2023 from what they are in FY 2022. Stormwater rates and charges are note affected by this Ordinance and will remain the same in FY 2023 as they are in FY 2022, as listed in City Code Section 45-53(d). This Ordinance does not amend the unit charges for sewer service contained in City Code Section 45-58.

Agenda Item #0164 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 22-023
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Approve an Agreement between the City of Wilmington and New Castle County Council Regarding LIVE Streaming of County Council Meetings

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Substitute Ordinance authorizes the execution of the multi-year agreement between the City of Wilmington and New Castle County Council for the livestreaming and broadcasting of County Council meetings for the period beginning June 1, 2022, at an estimated cost to New Castle County Council thirty-four thousand five-hundred dollars ($34,500.00), with the possibility of two (2) automatic renewals of one (1) year thereafter with the same terms and conditions, at the option of the parties.


CABRERA

Agenda Item #0172 - Res. 22-022
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Planning and Development’s Grant Application to the Delaware Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, to Continue the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Planning and Development’s grant application to the Delaware Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in the amount of $16,682.00.  The funds will be used to continue the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program, which has been in existence for over 35 years.


WALSH

Agenda Item #0173 - Res. 22-023
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to Upgrade and Replace Existing Equipment

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Program for $65,000.00 in grant funding. The proposed grant funds would be used to replace Ballistic Blanket Protective Systems and robotic devices utilized to enhance public safety and officer safety during high-risk operations involving the Department’s Crisis Management Tactical Team.

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