Agenda for Regular Meeting

11/15/2018 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

CONGO             

  • Recognize Warner Elementary School – Delaware’s 2018 Green Ribbon Award Winner

HARLEE            

  • Sympathy Zachary Cornell Husser

OLIVER             

  • Recognize Delaware OES PHA – St. Matthews Grand Chapter
  • Sympathy Chekita Sheree “Kita” Stevens
  • Sympathy Roy Farmer, Jr.
  • Sympathy Joyce Wiggins
  • Recognize Bernard “Keith” Jenkins – Howard High School Honors Day

TURNER             

  • Sympathy Sean Javan Hammond, Sr.

WILLIAMS         

  • Recognize Master Corporal Martin L. Lenhardt and Delaware State Trooper Detective Dan Grassi

Legislative Business

SHABAZZ (Congo presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4591 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution to Certify that a Vacancy Exists in the First Councilmanic District

Synopsis:   This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review. This Resolution accepts the resignation of Council Member Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha and formally declares a vacancy in the First Councilmanic District, which shall be filled by appointment of a duly qualified successor in accordance with Section 2-101 of the City Charter and Section 2-34 of the City Code.

Agenda Item #4592 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Requesting that the Administration Launch a Senior Identification Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution respectfully requests that the Administration launch a Senior Identification Program, to include the establishment of a database of information on senior residents in Wilmington to ensure they are informed about real estate tax exemptions and rate/fee waivers, as well as other programs and promotions designed to assist seniors. Such a database would also assist the City for emergency purposes, and in ensuring that the budget adequately accounts for possible tax exemptions and fee waivers.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #4593 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services for a Tobacco Prevention Grant

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a Tobacco Prevention Grant from the American Lung Association in Delaware in the amount of $10,000.00.  The funds will be used to prevent the use of tobacco products, increase opportunities for daily physical activity for children and their families through the Winter Basketball League, and purchase uniforms for the Winter Basketball League. No local matching funds are required.

 

Agenda Item #4594 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for improvements to the Playground at Eden Park

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for an Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Trails Grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in the amount of $100,000.00.  The funds will be used to replace the playground equipment at Eden Park with new, safe equipment.

Agenda Item #4595 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Justice for a Safe Haven Grant

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a Safe Haven Grant from the Delaware Department of Justice in the amount of $10,000.  The funds will be used to extend the hours of the Safe Haven program at William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center. No local   matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4596 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to (I) Approve the Removal of a Portion of Garasches Lane from the Official City Map and (II) Accept the Dedication of an Unnamed City Street between South Walnut Street and Garasches Lane and Add it to the Official City Map

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the removal of a portion of Garasches Lane from the Official City Map.  This Ordinance also accepts the dedication of an unnamed City street between South Walnut Street and Garasches Lane and adds it to the Official City Map.


WILLIAMS

Agenda Item #4589 - Ord. 18-048
3rd & Final Reading
Authorize and Approve a Contract between the City of Wilmington and Superion, LLC for Alarm Services

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a contract for alarm services between the City of Wilmington and Superion, LLC for the period of approximately two years from December 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, with the possibility of one (1) additional extension of two (2) years thereafter on the same terms and conditions, at the option of the City. The contract provides for the City and Superion to share revenue based upon a fixed percentage of thirty (30) percent for Superion and seventy (70) percent for the City.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4597 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
A Project Ordinance Approving and Authorizing the Financing of a Project for the Community Education Building Corp; Making Certain Findings with Respect Thereto; Authorizing the Issuance of City of Wilmington Revenue Bonds in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed $35,000,000; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance will enable the City to issue tax-exempt and/or  federally taxable revenue bonds for the refinancing of a project for the Community Education Building Corp. (the “Borrower”).  The Bonds will be special revenue obligations of the City, payable exclusively from payments made by the Borrower under the Agreement, the Note, and the Mortgage (if required) and from available funds under the Guaranty.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4598 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Urging the Delaware General Assembly to Mandate the Inclusion of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Consent Information in Sex Education Courses

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution urges the Delaware General Assembly to enact legislation that bring up-to-date sex-education standards and curricula, with a particular focus on the inclusion of sexual assault, consent and the development of healthy relationships.


GUY

Agenda Item #4599 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond, Series of 2018-SRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Capital Projects of the City of Wilmington Relating to Phase II of the City’s Transmission and Distribution Water Main Improvements; Providing for the Sale of the Bond to the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Office of City Treasurer for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of a General Obligation Bond, Series of 2018-SRF, in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, which will be sold to the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, Phase II of the City’s Transmission and Distribution Water Main Improvements Project, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the Bond.

Agenda Item #4600 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance Approving and Authorizing the Financing of a Project for the Community Education Building Corp.; Making Certain Findings with Respect Thereto; Authorizing the Issuance of City of Wilmington Revenue Bonds in an Aggregate Principal Amount not to Exceed $35,000,000; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Office of City Treasurer for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance will enable the City to issue tax-exempt and/or federally taxable revenue bonds for the refinancing of a project for the Community Education Building Corp. (the “Borrower”).  The Bonds will be special revenue obligations of the City, payable exclusively from payments made by the Borrower under the Agreement, the Note and the Mortgage (if required) and from available funds under the Guaranty.


WALSH

Agenda Item #4601 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Authorizing Grant Applications from the Wilmington Police Department to the State of Delaware for Funds to Provide Advanced Training and Pay for Overtime for the WPD’s Drug, Vice and Organized Crime Division

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 in the total amount of $88,585.83. The funds will be used to provide advanced training including S.W.A.T. training, Pro-active Internal Affairs Investigation Training, and Supervisory Leadership Training as well as overtime funding for the Wilmington Police Department’s Drug, Vice and Organized Crime Division.  No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4602 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application by the Wilmington Police Department to the Delaware Criminal Justice Council for Training and the Purchase of Cameras for Evidence Collection

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s application for grants from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council totaling the amount of $27,000.00. The funds will be used to fund training for six supervisors to attend the Force Science Certification Program and to purchase cameras to aid patrol officers in collecting photographic evidence.


SHABAZZ (Walsh presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4603 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution to Appoint President Pro Tempore

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review. This Resolution elects Council Member Ernest “Trippi” Congo, II as President Pro Tempore of the Council of the City of Wilmington.

 

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