Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/05/2016 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Recognize Senior Fitness Day and Tennis in the Street
  • Welcome Youth in City Government Day
  • Recognize Paul Calistro – 25th Anniversary at West End Neighborhood House
  • Sympathy Benjamin Congo, Sr.
  • Commemorate Wilmington Police Department’s 125th Anniversary

D. Brown

  • Recognize Frederick Purnell

D. Brown/Wright

  • Sympathy Deacon Francis Cole

Gregory

  • Retirement Helen C. Riley

Shabazz

  • Recognize Provider Appreciation Day

Dorsey Walker

  • Recognize WPD Senior Corporal Daniel Vignola

Williams

  • Commend Charter School of Wilmington Boys Swimming Team

Wright

  • Recognize Community Legends
  • Recognize Reverend Dr. Vincent P. Oliver 30th Pastoral Anniversary

Legislative Business

Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4202 - Ordinance 16-026
Referred to Committee
To 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 #4203 - Ordinance 16-027
Referred to Committee
Authorize an Extension to City Contract 14045WDPS, Fire Hydrant Testing and Rehabilitation Services with Utility Service Co., 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 Department of Public Works, to extend, for one additional year, the contract with Utility Service Company, Inc. (USC), for the inspection, water flow testing and rehabilitation of the City’s approximately 2,500 fire hydrants. The original contract with USC became effective last March and contained two, one-year contract extension periods. The City will pay USC $386,920 (the same amount as the first year of the agreement) for the second year of the agreement which is scheduled to begin on or about March 12, 2016.


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

Agenda Item #4204 - Resolution 16-033
Adopted
Opposing the Cost Distribution Devised for the Construction of the New Power Line Connecting Artificial Island with Delaware, an Inequitable Cost and Benefit Distribution that unfavorably Impacts Delawareans

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be opposing a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency which will allow a cost allocation formula to take effect for a new power transmission line connecting Artificial Island with Delaware. The Council would be joining with Governor Markell and the State Public Service Commission in opposing the cost allocation plan for the new transmission line which would require Delawareans to pay 99% of the cost of the project while receiving only 10% of the estimated energy benefits.

Agenda Item #4205 - Resolution 16-034
Adopted
Supporting House Bill 340, which would enable the Wilmington Parking Authority and Other Parking Authorities in Delaware to Enter into Public-Private Partnerships to Develop New Parking Structures

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be urging the Delaware General Assembly to pass House Bill 340 which would enable the Wilmington Parking Authority and other parking authorities in Delaware to enter into public-private partnerships to develop new parking structures. The Council would be supporting this legislation based on its positive effect on helping to retain current businesses, attracting new businesses to the City and promoting the development of new housing projects.


Sherry Dorsey Walker: 6th Councilmanic District

Agenda Item #4206 - Resolution 16-035
Adopted
Urging the United States Congress to Support House Resolution 4888 – Ending Homelessness Act of 2016

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting passage by the U.S. Congress of House Resolution 4888, entitled Ending Homelessness Act of 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. If enacted, HR 4888 would appropriate $13.27 billion over five years to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist an estimated 600,000 Americans who are homeless by providing them with housing and supportive services so they achieve safe, decent and affordable housing along with long-term, positive life outcomes.


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

Agenda Item #4207 - Ordinance 16-028
Referred to Committee
To Rezone Four Parcels of Land from C-6 (Special Commercial District) to W-4 (Waterfront Residential Commercial District) and R-3 (One-Family Row Houses)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing amendments to the City Building Zone Map. Specifically, there are four parcels of land located in Rockford Falls on the Brandywine River which are currently zoned C-6 or Special Commercial District. Three of the parcels would be rezoned to W-4 or Waterfront Residential Commercial District and the fourth parcel would be rezoned to R-3 or One-Family Row Houses.


Maria D. Cabrera: Council At-Large

Agenda Item #4208 - Resolution 16-036
Adopted
Authorizing the Mayor to File the Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated 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 People with AIDS (HOPWA)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to submit the City’s Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The spending plan, totaling $3,238,721, has been approved by the Administration and Council’s Housing and Licenses and Inspections Committee. The plan allocates funding for the Community Development Block Grant, Energy Solutions Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships and Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA).

Agenda Item #4209 - Resolution 16-037
Adopted
To 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 Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Planning, to apply for a $14,096 grant from the State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to support the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program. The State grant would require a local match of at least $9,398. In addition, the City’s Historic Planning Office would be funded through a $44,507 appropriation in the proposed FY 2017 General Operating Budget.

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