Agenda for Regular Meeting

11/05/2015 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Commend The Honorable George C. Wright, Jr.
  • Welcome The Honorable Harold Mitchell

D. Brown

  • Sympathy Barry S. Coger

Cabrera

  • Recognize Strong & Healthy Latinas 10th Annual

Gregory/D. Brown

  • Commend Wilmington Senior Center
  • Commend Fred C. Sears, II
  • Commend Wilmington Link, Inc.

Gregory/M. Brown

  • Sympathy John L. Fitch

Shabazz

  • Sympathy John Holloway
  • Sympathy Donna Venita Sudler

Williams

  • Recognize World Pancreative Cancer Day

Wright/Shabazz

  • Recognize Christina Cultural Arts Center

Wright

  • Best wishes Bettye J. Goldsberry – 70th Birthday

Legislative Business

SHABAZZ (Dorsey Walker presenting on the behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item ##4109 - ORD. 15-045
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review
and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to initiate a series of new traffic and parking regulations as well as the rescission of certain traffic and parking regulations. Use this link to access a copy of the Ordinancewww.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda which lists all of the proposed signage additions and deletions.


PRADO

Agenda Item ##4087 - Ord. 15-034
PASSED
Authorize City Contract 16012LI – Vacant Property Services with R&A Contractors, LLC

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Licenses and Inspections to enter into a one-year contract with R&A Contractors, LLC, for services related to maintaining vacant properties in Wilmington. The contract, which began July 1, 2015, is in the amount of $115,700. R&A Contractors was selected as the lowest responsible bidder in a public bidding process. While the contract is for one year, the City can exercise one possible extension period of one year at the same annual cost.


PRADO

Agenda Item ##4110 - Ord. 15-046
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Regarding Procedures and Enforcement of Fair Housing Complaints

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing amendments to Chapter 35 of the City Code related to procedures and enforcement of fair housing complaints. Specifically, once approved, the Ordinance would establish a City partnership with the State Division of Human Relations which would authorize the Division to record, track and resolve any substantiated fair housing complaints originating within the City limits. The Division would also be required to provide the Mayor and the Department of Real Estate and Housing with an annual report regarding the status of all complaints that have been filed with the Division and any trends that have been observed.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4111 - ORD. 15-047
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code to Provide for the Issuance of a Provisional Business License

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be providing the City Administration with a new tool to reduce nuisance properties which adversely affect public health, safety and welfare as well as property values. Specifically, the City, through the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, would be able to issue a provisional business license, instead of renewing an existing business license, to the owner of any business that 1) has been sent a notice of public nuisance under section 5-58 of this chapter, and 2) has been identified by the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections as a business that should be subject to a provisional business license. A provisional business license authorizes continuation, without penalty, of the business, pending the final decision by the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections to issue or deny a business license. The provisional business license shall be issued with reasonable conditions designed to abate public nuisance activity. If the conditions are not corrected, the City may deny the issuance of a business license. The owner of a business who receives a provisional business license or who is denied a business license may appeal the Commissioner’s decision to the City’s Board of License and Inspection Review. A non-refundable $50.00 filing fee is required at the time of filing for an appeal.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4112 - Ord. 15-048
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 15054DFPS – Traffic Light Signal Violation Monitoring Systems with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Finance, to enter into a two-and-a-half year contract with Xerox State and LocalSolutions, Inc., for management of the City’s Red Light Traffic Safety Enforcement Program. The annual cost of the contract, which begins January 1, 2016, is $1,058,760 to be paid by the City on a monthly basis. The Ordinance allows for two possible renewal periods of one-year each. Xerox was selected by the City as part of a formal Request for Proposals process.

Agenda Item ##4113 - Ord. 15-049
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 15055DFPS – Parking Citation and Collection Services with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Finance, to enter into a two-and-a-half year contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., for a parking citation database management and collection service system. The annual cost of the contract, which begins January 1, 2016, is $74,375 for Year 1, $76,234.42 for Year 2, $78,140.25 for Year 3, and if extended, $80,093.75 for Year 4 and $82,096.08 for Year 5. The Ordinance allows for two possible renewal periods of one-year each. Xerox was selected by the City as part of a formal Request for Proposals process.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4114 - ORD. 15-050
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 15056DFPS – Digital Parking Permit Systems with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review
and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Finance, to enter into a two-and-a-half year contract with Xerox State and LocalSolutions, Inc., for a digital parking permit system that will automate the City’s permit application process and use License Plate Recognition technology to enforce City parking laws. The annual cost of the contract, which begins January 1, 2016, is $57,800 to be paid by the City on a monthly basis. The Ordinance allows for two possible renewal periods of one-year each. Xerox was selected by the City as part of a formal Request for Proposals process.


GREGORY (Freel presenting on the behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item ##4115 - Ord, 15-051
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 3 to Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget, Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 15-013, the Ordinance Adopting the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2015 and Ending on June 30, 2016 (COLA & One-time payment for non-union employees and the cost for Local 320 Union contract and cost for Local 1102 Union Contract)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be appropriating funds for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME Local 320 for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. The agreement would provide Local 320 union employees with a 3% annual cost-of-living salary increase as well as one-time payment of either $2,000 or $4,000 depending on when the employee was hired. The cost of the 3% COLA and other associated contractual items will be $262,684, to be funded from the City’s projected FY 2016 surplus, and the cost of the one-time payment will be $546,852, to be funded from the City’s unassigned fund balance. The annual future fiscal year cost of the 3% COLA increase and other associated contractual items is projected to be $262,648. The Ordinance would also appropriate funding for a 2% annual cost- of-living salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2015 as well as one-time payment of either $2,000or $4,000, depending on when the employee was hired, for the City’s non-union employees. The cost of the 2% COLA for non-union employee will be $432,000 and would be funded from City’sprojected FY 2016 surplus, and the cost of the one-time payment will be $926,000 to be funded from the City’s unassigned fund balance. The annual future fiscal year cost of the 2% COLA increase for non-union employees is projected to be $432,000.


M. BROWN

Agenda Item ##4116 - Ord.15-052
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize an Amendment to Extend Contract PD12016 – Alarm Registration and Management Services, Inc. with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through theDepartment of Finance, to extend for two more years, the City’s original three-contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., for alarm registration and management services which was approved by Council in 2012. The cost of the two-year contract extension is dependent upon the amount of revenue realized from the City’s False Alarm Program. If the City collects up to$200,000 annually, Xerox will receive 50% of that sum; if the City collects between $200,001 and $250,000 annually, Xerox will be paid 45% of that total; and if the City collects above $250,001, Xerox will be paid 40% of that total.

Agenda Item ##4117 - Ord. 15-053
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 16050FDPS – Ambulance Services with St. Francis Hospital

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Fire, to enter into a one year (with an option for three, one-year renewals) contract with St. Francis Hospital, Inc., to provide emergency ambulance services for the residents of the City. There is no cost to the City for this contract because all costs are the responsibility of the user of the emergency ambulance services. The maximum out-of-pocket expense to a user of the service is $250. The City awarded this contract to St. Francis based on a public bid process.


GREGORY (M. Brown presenting on behalf of Gregory)

Agenda Item ##4118 - Res. 15-053
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the State of Delaware to Study and Consider Implementing a Policy Similar to a New Jersey Statute, which Requires Law Enforcement Officers to Enter Information about Seized or Recovered Firearms into the Applicable Databases within 24 Hours of Discovery.

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be urging Delaware officials to review and support passage of a New Jersey law that compels police officials to enter information about seized or recovered firearms into databases within 24 hours. New Jersey officials say the data-sharing law enacted in the Garden State has led to a significant increase in leads and arrests for weapons violations. The New Jersey law was also highlighted as an effective crime fighting tool by the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission in its report issued last March.

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