Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision
11/16/2017 6:30 pm
- Sympathy DeNormus Vernon Thomas
- Celebrate Ministry of Caring – 40th Anniversary
- Recognize Rovella Debrick (90th Birthday)
- Recognize Brother Ronald Giannone and Dr. Janice E. Nevin (Wilmington Senior Center Lifetime Achievement Award recipients)
- Recognize Blacks in Government – Region III Training Conference
- Recognize George Krupanski (Boys and Girls Club)
SHABAZZ (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)
Agenda Item #4443 - Res. 17-083
A Resolution Recognizing Diverse Holidays in Wilmington and Encouraging Inclusivity Among City Departments in Celebration and Displays
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, City Council resolves to celebrate diverse holidays within the City of Wilmington. Council encourages all City departments to consider the principles of inclusivity when planning holiday celebrations and displays.
Agenda Item #4444 - Res. 17-084
A Resolution Encouraging the Mayor to Sub-Name the 800 Block of North French Street as "Reverend Peter Spencer Way"
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be encouraging the Mayor to sub-name the 800 block of North French Street as “Reverend Peter Spencer Way”, in recognition of the renowned Wilmington Pastor’s significant contributions to the city and nation’s history.
Agenda Item #4445 - Res. 17-085
A Resolution Opposing the Actions of the U.S. Department of Education in Rescinding Guidelines for Colleges and Universities Related to Title IX Compliance and Encouraging Safeguards for Victims of Sexual Harrassment and Violence
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be opposing the recent actions of the United States Department of Education rescinding the “Dear Colleague” letter and the 2014 question-and-answer document as guidelines for colleges and universities to utilize in compliance with Title IX related to the protection of students from sexual harassment and violence. This Resolution further urges the Department of Education to consider the implications that a change in policy could have on survivors of sexual violence.
Agenda Item #4446 - Res. 17-086
A Resolution Supporting the Partnership between the Governor's Office of Innovation and Improvement and Christina School District
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the stance that Governor John Carney has taken regarding the opportunities and challenges facing Wilmington schools and students. This Resolution further thanks Governor Carney for engaging with the Wilmington City Council in the process of implementing evidence-based practices to alter the trajectory of our students, schools and districts.
Agenda Item #4421 - Ord. 17-037
To Enact Certain Parking Regulations
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, this Ordinance would authorize various parking regulations in the City.
Agenda Item #4436 - Ord. 17-046
Authorize and Approve a Multi-Year Contract Between the City of Wilmington and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, this ordinance would authorize the execution of a license agreement between the City of Wilmington and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for access to software to apply geographic information system technology to many operational and technical areas within the City (the “Contract”) for the period of three (3) years from September 22, 2017 through September 21, 2020, at an annual price of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) for a total price of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00).
Agenda Item #4447 - Res.
Pending Held (11-16-17)
A Resolution to Name the Indoor Basketball Court at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center the "Matt Chittum Court"
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, City Council would be approving the naming of the indoor basketball court at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center the “Matt Chittum Court”.
Agenda Item #4448 - Res. 17-087
A Resolution Requesting that the Delaware General Assembly Add the Sixth District Council Member to the Working Group on Developing Canby Park
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be asking the Delaware General Assembly to amend Senate Bill No. 125 to add the 6th District Council Member to the working group tasked with determining the feasibility of developing Canby Park or other locations in Wilmington suitable for the purpose of providing sports and recreational facilities to St. Elizabeth High School and Howard High School.
Agenda Item #4380 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 17-023
Defeated As Ammended 11-16-17
Amend Chapter 36 of the City Code to Create the Gun Offender Registration Act
Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 36 of the City Code to establish the Gun Offender Registry Act (“GORA”), which would require all gun offenders who reside in the City of Wilmington to register with the Wilmington Police Department. A Wilmington resident would be required to register with the Wilmington Police Department within ten (10) business days of disposition and release if he or she has been convicted of a gun offense in the State of Delaware as specified in Title 11 of the Delaware Code and Chapter 36 of the City Code. The GORA is similar to a sexual offender registry, and those required to register could be photographed at the time of registration. Further, registrants would be required to periodically verify registry information and provide notification of a change of address. A registrant remains in the Act’s database for a term of three (3) years from their initial registration. If the registrant re-offends or violates any provisions of the Act, their three (3) year term will begin anew. This substitute ordinance is intended to assist the Wilmington Police Department in its efforts to curb violent crime, particularly criminal acts involving firearms.
Agenda Item #4449 - Res.
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 39 of the City Code to Allow Retired Firefighters to Serve on the Fire Pension Board
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Sections 39-182(a) and 39-251(a) of the City Code to permit both active and retired members of the Wilmington Fire Department enrolled in either the Firefighters’ Pension Fund (the “Old Plan”) or the Wilmington Firefighters’ Pension Act of 1984 (the “New Plan”) to run for the five firefighter positions on the board of trustees (the “Board”) that administers the Old Plan and the New Plan. It also provides a procedure for an active or retired firefighter enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan to place his or her name on the ballot, allows active and retired firefighters enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan to vote for the elected seats on the Board, and gives priority for the Board’s elected seats to be filled by active members enrolled in the Old Plan or the New Plan. Finally, as a housekeeping matter, the term “personnel director” has been replaced with “human resources director”.
Agenda Item #4450 - Ord. 17-047
(1st & 2nd Reading) Pending Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize an Agreement with Lerro Corporation to Provide On-site Engineering Services for WITN TV
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a three-year agreement with Lerro Corporation to provide on-site engineering services for WITN TV at an annual price of $15,000.00.
Agenda Item #4453 - Ord. 17-048
(1st & 2nd Reading) Pending Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the City Code Regarding Hours of Operation for Liquor Stores on Sundays
This Ordinance amends Section 5-1 of Chapter 5 of the City Code by extending the permitted hours of operation on Sundays for liquor stores located in the City of Wilmington to be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except for liquor stores constituting non-conforming uses. Liquor stores constituting non-conforming uses are permitted to operate on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Ordinance also extends the hours of operation for all liquor stores located in the City of Wilmington for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (in the event the holidays occurs on a Sunday) to be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Finally, as a housekeeping matter, the phrases “at the licensee’s discretion” and “at his or her discretion” have been deleted because they are duplicative of the term “may”.