Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/04/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen J. Ballard

Chukwuocha

  • Celebrate Tennis In The Streets 2017 and National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Congo

  • Sympathy Mary King

Shabazz

  • Retirement Trevor Knight
  • Celebrate Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church 25th Anniversary
  • Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Committee of 100
  • Sympathy Phillip Lee McManus
  • Sympathy Edgar H. Johnson II
  • Sympathy Patricia A. Livingston
  • Celebrate Bishop Boston Ford, Jr., & Evangelist Willia Ford (35th Anniversary of Outreach Holy Word Christian Church)

Turner

  • Recognize Quadree Khalid Henderson
  • Commend Coach Stan Waterman

Legislative Business

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

Agenda Item #4353 - Ordinance 17-016
Referred to the Public Works & Transportation Committee
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.


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

Agenda Item #4354 - Resolution 17-027
Adopted
Confirming the Appointment of Tamara Thompson as Acting City Auditor

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would confirm the appointment of Tamara Thompson as Acting City Auditor.


Rysheema Dixon: At-Large

Agenda Item #4355 - Resolution 17-028
Adopted
Authorizing the Mayor to File the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated 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 People with AIDS (HOPWA)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the Mayor to submit the Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Year 2018 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which Plan allocates $1,927,015 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) $177,624 for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG); $369,177 for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); $604,960 for Housing Opportunities for People With Aids (HOPWA), which together will comprise a total Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Annual Action Plan Budget of $3,078,776.

Agenda Item #4356 - Resolution 17-029
Adopted
For the Planning Historic Preservation Grant Application for FY’2018

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the Department of Planning and Development to submit a grant application to the Delaware Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in the amount of $8,984 to continue the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program, which has been in existence for over 30 years. The grant requires matching funds of a minimum of 40% of the total project costs and the City has proposed to provide matching funds in the amount of $49,394.

Agenda Item #4357 - Resolution 17-030
Adopted
Authorizing the City to Accept a Gift from the Delaware State Housing Authority, Development Section for Work on Vacant Properties in Wilmington

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would authorize the City to accept a $175,000 gift from the Delaware State Housing Authority, Development Section for work on vacant properties in Wilmington.

Agenda Item #4358 - Resolution 17-031
Adopted
Supporting the West Side Revitalization Plan

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be endorsing the West Side Revitalization Plan and its comprehensive overarching vision for the West Side of Wilmington.


Samuel L. Guy, Esq.: At-Large

Agenda Item #4359 - Ordinance 17-017
Referred to the Finance & Economic Development Committee
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.


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

Agenda Item #4360 - Resolution 17-032
Adopted
Supporting Delaware State Senate Bill No. 27, which would Establish an Independent Redistricting Commission for the State of Delaware

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be conveying their strong support for SB27 which establishes a nine (9) member Independent Redistricting Commission responsible for drawing the boundaries of Delaware’s legislative districts every 10 years, following the decennial census.

Agenda Item #4361 - Resolution 17-033
Defeated
Supporting Delaware State House Bills No. 79, 89 and 90, Related to Elections and Voter Registration

This Resolution is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting efforts to promote and encourage voting and to consider State law changes to make voting easier and more convenient for Delawareans – as proposed by HB79, HB89 and HB90.

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