Agenda for Regular Meeting

05/07/2015 12:00 am

Non-Legislative Business

All Council 

  • Recognize Youth in City Government
  • Recognize Tennis in the Street
  • REcognize National Fitness and Health Month
  • Sympathy Marina Capparuccini
  • Sympathy Dr. Blanche Fleming
  • Retirement Roland T. Marshall, Sr.

M. Brown 

  • Sympathy Marian D. Rogers
  • Sympathy Mattie Flonnory

Cabrera

  • Recognize Rocco and Mary Abessinio
  • Recognize Dr. Christopher A. Bullock

Chukwuocha 

  • Sympathy Yosef Ben-Jochannan

Gregory 

  • Best wishes John Fitch – 100 birthday
  • Sympathy Vendetta Stokes
  • sympathy Michael Reason

Williams 

  • Congratulate Salesianum Team State Champions

Wright 

  • Welcome Mid-Atlantic District of Mr. Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc.

Legislative Business

D. BROWN

Agenda Item #4044 - ORD. 15-019
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize the Delaware Center for Horticulture to Lease Five City-Owned Parcels of Real Estate to be used as a Community Garden

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to enter into a five-year lease agreement with the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) for a nominal fee of $1.00 per year. Under the terms of the lease, the DCH would be able to use five city-owned parcels of land for a community garden. The parcels are 1108 through 1116 East 12th Street and 1125 and 1127 Brandywine Street.


PRADO

Agenda Item #4045 - RES. 15-017
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to File the Fiscal Year 2016 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)

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to submit to theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development the City’s Consolidated Plan for FiscalYear 2016. The Consolidated Plan presents the City’s plan for appropriating federal dollars for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBP) Program, the HOME Improvement Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). The Consolidated Plan was agreed to by both the Administration and City Council.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4041 - Ord. 15-017
PASSED
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code by Amending Ordinance No. 14-006 in Order to Authorize the City 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 2015

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City Treasurer to access the City’sBudget Reserve so those funds could be used if needed to pay City expenditures. The Ordinance also instructs the Treasurer to replenish the Budget Reserve as tax proceeds which are due to the City become available. Council would be authorizing the Treasurer in this Ordinance to have Budget Reserve borrowing authority through the end of Fiscal Year 2015 which is June 30, 2015. The Treasurer must replenish all funds borrowed from the account no later than October 1, 2015.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4046 - RES. 15-018
AMENDED
A Resolution to Authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept Grant Funding from Various Entities to Assist with the Renovations of Conaty Park

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to accept grants to assist the City with the renovation of a City park—Conaty Park—on Gilpin Avenue near DuPont Street. Specifically, the City would be authorized to accept a $125,000 grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), $50,000 from the Wilmington Housing Authority and $12,000 from the 8th District Neighborhood Planning Council. The DNREC grant requires the City to provide matching funds

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