Agenda for Regular Meeting
11/16/2023 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location In-Person and Remote Participation
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE 19801
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
a. Recognition Resolutions
Cabrera Recognize Del Hispano Magazine
Cabrera Recognize Ritmos Unidos 20-Year Reunion
Darby Recognize Delawarean for Palestinians Human Rights
Harlee Recognize National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Delaware Chapter
b. Sympathy Resolutions
Cabrera Sympathy Gudelia “Delia” Rivera
Oliver Sympathy Ronald Broomer
The meeting will be open to the public starting at 6pm, so members of the public can sign up to speak. To sign up for Public Comment, members of the public must go to the following website https://tinyurl.com/wccpubliccomment111623 to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business. The President of City Council will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.
Agenda Item #0301 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 23-022
3rd & Final Reading - HELD
Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code to Reduce Civil Penalties for Certain Parking Violations and to Eliminate the Discount for Early Payment of Certain Penalties
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance reduces the civil penalties for certain parking violations from $40.00 to $25.00 if the violation is paid within 14 days of issuance. This Ordinance also eliminates the discount for early payment of civil penalties for certain parking and motor vehicle violations. Finally, this Ordinance extends the deadline to protest citations from twenty (20) to twenty-one (21) days.
Agenda Item #0362 (Rev. 2) - Sub. 2 to Ord. 23-040
3rd & Final Reading - Passed As Amended
Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code to Establish 22 Del. C. §841’s Five-Year Maximum Residency Requirement, to Establish the Related Geographical Boundaries at City of Wilmington Limits, to Establish a Residency Assistance Fund, and to Establish a Residency Taskforce
Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Substitute Ordinance amends Chapter 40 of the City Code to establish a five-year residency requirement within city limits for City employees, excluding elected officials. Further, it establishes a residency fund to provide funds to help newly hired employees with security deposits, downpayments, and/or moving expenses, and establishes a Residency Taskforce. Lastly, as a housekeeping matter, this Substitute Ordinance updates the names of the Department of Human Resources and its Directors.
Agenda Item #0366 - Res. 23-065
A Resolution in Support of the United States House of Representatives Resolution, House Resolution (H. Res.) 786 - Calling for an Immediate Deescalation and Cease-Fire in Israel and Occupied Palestine
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution echoes the concerns of the United States House of Representatives for the safety and well-being of those impacted by the current violence and the emerging humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza. It respectfully requests that Delaware’s federal delegation support House Resolution (H. Res.) 786 – Calling for an immediate deescalation and cease-fire in Israel and occupied Palestine, as well as other legislative actions, that advance the goal of ending violence in the region.
OLIVER (White presented on behalf of Oliver)
Agenda Item #0355 - Ord. 23-035
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve Two One-Year Extensions of Contract 23025PW (Concrete Improvements) Between the City of Wilmington and Diamond Materials, LLC
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise two (2) one-year extension options for Contract 23025PW “Concrete Improvements” with Diamond Materials, LLC.
Agenda Item #0367 - Ord. 23-044
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve Three One-Year Extensions of Contract 24001EMPS (Building Management Services at the Emergency Operations Center) Between the City of Wilmington and Asset Management Alliance
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise three (3) one-year extension options for Contract 24001EMPS “Building Management Services at the Emergency Operations Center” with Asset Management Alliance.
Agenda Item #0368 - Ord. 23-045
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (WWTP Digester Gas Flare Replacement Project), Series E of 2023-WPCRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for the City’s Relocation and Replacement of the Existing Digester Waste Gas Flares at its Wastewater Treatment Plant; Providing for the Sale of the 2023E Bond to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of a General Obligation Bond (WWTP Digester Gas Flare Replacement Project), Series E of 2023-WPCRF, in an amount not to exceed $7,560,100 (the “2023E Bond”), which will be sold to the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance the relocation and replacement of the existing digester waste gas flares at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, as set forth in the City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2024, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the costs of issuing the 2023E Bond.
Petitions and Communications
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Agenda prepared November 9, 2023 and posted on Council’s website, www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com