Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/28/2020 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

GRAY              

  • Sympathy Stephen Williams

HARLEE       

  • Sympathy Lynette Shorts Kornegay

OLIVER             

  • Recognize Michele Fidance – Multiplying Good Foundation
  • Sympathy Sue Cunningham
  • Sympathy Michael Walker

SHABAZZ          

  • Sympathy Kirk Douglas Bolden
  • Sympathy Charles Douglas McArthur Bolden
  • Sympathy Jeremiah Redding
  • Sympathy Valerie Sherwin Waters
  • Sympathy Thelma Brown
  • Recognize Kristin Barnekov-Short
  • Sympathy Felicia Callahan
  • Recognize LaDaye Johnson – Jefferson Award (Multiplying Good Foundation)

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Legislative Business

OLIVER

Agenda Item #4802 - Ord. 20-022
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20015WD Between the City of Wilmington and Greer Lime Company for the Provisions of Hydrated Lime

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20015WD – Hydrated Lime (the “Contract”) — between the City and Greer Lime Company which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

 

Agenda Item #4803 - Ord. 20-023
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20014PW Between the City of Wilmington and Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. for the Provision of Ferric Chloride

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20014PW – Ferric Chloride (the “Contract”) — between the City and Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4804 - Ord. 20-024
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20024PW Between the City of Wilmington and Diamond Materials LLC for the Provision of Bituminous Concrete

SynopsisThis Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20024PW – Bituminous Concrete (the “Contract”) — between the City and Diamond Materials LLC which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4805 - Ord. 20-025
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20013WD Between the City of Wilmington and Buckman’s Inc. for the Provision of Sodium Hypochlorite

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20013WD – Sodium Hypochlorite (the “Contract”) — between the City and Buckman’s Inc. which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from  July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4806 - Ord. 20-026
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a One-Year Extension of Contract 20017PW Between the City of Wilmington and Judge Mobile Wash for the Provision of Mobile Truck Washing Services

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to Contract 20017PW – Mobile Truck Washing (the “Contract”) — between the City and Judge Mobile Wash which provides for a one-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 on the same terms and at the same cost.

Agenda Item #4807 - Ord. 20-027
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Five-Year Extension of an Agreement Between the City of Wilmington and Itron, Inc. for the Provision of Operation and Maintenance Services for Mobile Automated Meter Reading

Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment to the contract between the City and Itron, Inc. (the “Contract”) which provides for a five-year extension of the Contract from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025 on the same terms.


SHABAZZ (Freel presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4785 (Rev. 1) - Ord. 20-028
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 44 of the City Code to Provide a Property Tax Abatement for Low-to-Moderate Income, Long-Term Homeowners Following a Fifty Percent or More Property Tax Increase on Their Primary Residence

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance provides a partial property tax abatement for low-to-moderate, long-term City homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligible homeowners who have their property tax obligation increased by 50% or more following a property assessment may apply for a partial abatement of their tax obligation.  The partial abatement would “freeze” their tax obligation at the pre-assessment amount as long as the property homeowner meets the eligibility requirements.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4808 - Res. 20-023
Adopted
A Resolution to Grant a Walkway Easement to GFM Enterprises, LLC Over City-owned Property in Connection with GFM's Declaration to Construct and Maintain the Walkway

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Public Works to accept a declaration from GFM Enterprises, L.L.C. to provide ongoing maintenance and repair for the Walkway located over and across the City’s parkland between Kentmere Parkway and the northeast side of the GFM Parcel.

Agenda Item #4787 - Ord. 20-012
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Establishing a Rate of Taxation on Real Property and the Taxable Property of Public Utilities for Fiscal Year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Synopsis:   This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance sets the property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) 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 no change to the property tax rate.

Agenda Item #4788 - Ord. 20-013
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopt a Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2021 - 2026 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 2021-2026.

Agenda Item #4789 - Ord. 20-014
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopt a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2021

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts the Fiscal Year 2021 capital budget, which being an alternating year, contains zero dollars.

Agenda Item #4790 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 20-016
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Adopting the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2020 and Ending on June 30, 2021

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 2021.

Agenda Item #4800 - Ord. 20-020
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorizing the Issuance of the City's General Obligation Bond (LED Street Lighting Project), Series of 2020B-SEPRLF in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Capital Projects of the City of Wilmington Relating to the LED Street Lighting Project; Providing for the Sale of the Bond to the Delaware State Energy Program Revolving Loan Fund; 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 a General Obligation Bond (LED Street Lighting Project), Series of 2020B-SEPRLF, in an amount not to exceed $2,120,708, which will be sold to the Delaware State Energy Program Revolving Loan Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, the replacement of 1,732 lighting fixtures owned and maintained by the City with LED lamps to provide energy savings to the City as set forth in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020; (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital project; and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the Bond.


ADAMS

Agenda Item #4809 - Ord. 20-029
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Ratify and Authorize an Agreement with Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., for the Conduct of the CAFR and Federal Funds Audits for Fiscal Year 2021, 2022 and 2023

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into an agreement with the auditing firm of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., to provide an annual audit of all City government departments, as required by the City Charter, for Fiscal Years 2021, 2022, and 2023. The estimated cost of each annual City government audit is estimated to be $189,000. The agreement also allows for the possibility to two, one-year extensions of the contract by mutual agreement of the City and auditing firm. Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. was awarded the audit contract as the result of a public request for proposals.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4810 - Res. 20-024
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to File a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan to Outline the Proposed Use of Supplemental CDBG-CV Grants, ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV Funds to Prevent, Prepare for, and Respond to the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOPWA-CV Programs, and authorizes the Mayor to file an application for financial assistance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for CARES Act Funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Agenda Item #4811 - Res. 20-025
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to File the Consolidated Strategy for Housing and Community Development Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 and the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Action Plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Including Funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Improvement Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Mayor or his designee to file the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Action Plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Improvement Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and the Consolidated Strategy for Housing and Community Development Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024.

Agenda Item #4812 - Res. 20-026
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Citizen Participation Plan that Outlines the City’s Responsibilities for Engaging the Public During Preparation of the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans, and the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Any Future HUD Applications

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the Citizen Participation Plan that outlines the City’s responsibilities for engaging the public during preparation of the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans, and the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any future HUD applications.


WALSH

Agenda Item #4813 - Res. 20-027
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Wilmington Police’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware, Department of Justice to Purchase MorpholDent Fingerprint Scanners and a Multi-Purpose Platform Trailer for Training

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware, Department of Justice in the total amount of $37,800. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase MorpholDent  fingerprint scanners and a multi-purpose platform trailer for training. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4814 - Res. 20-028
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to Support Implementation of a Body-worn Camera Program

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 United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, for funding to support implementation of a body-worn camera program. The grant requires a 50% local match.

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