Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

11/07/2019 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL     

  • Sympathy Sonia Schorr Sloan
  • Sympathy U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings
  • Sympathy U.S. Representative John Conyers

HARLEE             

  • Recognize Cavanaugh’s Restaurant

MCCOY          

  • Recognize Rainbow of Grace Community Service

OLIVER             

  • Sympathy Jordan Righter
  • Sympathy Ben F. Martin, Sr.
  • Sympathy John M. Kwiatkowski
  • Sympathy Edith V. Williams
  • Sympathy Agnes Sampson
  • Sympathy Gwendolyn Jeffers
  • Sympathy Charles A. Scully

SHABAZZ          

  • Recognize Barbara Cooper
  • Sympathy Herbert James Porter, Sr.
  • Sympathy Helen C. Street

TURNER             

  • Sympathy Emma L. Hussey Grady

Note: The agenda has been revised to remove Agenda #4654 - Rev. 2 (Sub. 2 to Ord. 19-026).


Legislative Business

OLIVER

Agenda Item #4731 - Res. 19-070
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Public Works’ Grant Application to the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to Assist in Design of Green Stormwater Improvements Associated with the Park Improvement Project at 15th and Walnut Streets

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Public Works’ application for a grant from the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council in the amount of $50,000. The remaining $50,000 is in loan proceeds from anticipated SRF funding. The grant will assist the City in creating the Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Information Documents related to stormwater improvements needed as part of a park improvement project at 15th and Walnut Street.


SHABAZZ (Harlee presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4732 - Ord. 19-046
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 44 of the City Code Regarding the Duration of the Riverfront Wilmington Business Improvement District

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance extends the duration of the Riverfront Wilmington Business Improvement District for another ten-year period until October 1, 2029.  This extension is retroactive to October 1, 2019.


TURNER

Agenda Item #4733 - Ord. 19-047
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance approves various traffic and parking regulations in the City.


SHABAZZ (Turner presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4734 - Res. 19-071
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Public Works’ Grant Application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Assist in Developing Hazard Mitigation Strategies for South Wilmington

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Public Works’ application for a grant from FEMA for advance assistance related to the development of cost-effective and impactful hazard mitigation strategies for the vulnerable neighborhood of South Wilmington including Southbridge.

 


SHABAZZ (Johnson presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4735 - Res.
Public Hearing - HELD
A Resolution Adopting the Comprehensive Development Plan Entitled “Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities” (Public Hearing)

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution adopts the comprehensive development plan entitled “Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities”, as amended by the City Planning Commission in its Resolution 12-19, thereby replacing all components of the existing Citywide comprehensive development plan.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4736 - Ord. 19-048
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Contract Between the City of Wilmington and Rehrig Financial Services for the Lease of, and Option to Purchase, Municipal Solid Waste Containers

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a five-year contract with Rehrig Financial Services for the lease of, and option to purchase, municipal solid waste containers.

Agenda Item #4696 - Ord. 19-040
Public Hearing - 3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Article IX, Division 2, Subdivision III of Chapter 48 of the City Code to Provide Penalty and Enforcement Provisions Relating to Neighborhood Conservation Districts

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 48, Article IX, Division 2, Subdivision III of the Wilmington City Code to provide penalty and enforcement provisions for violations of code requirements relating to Neighborhood Conservation Districts.  Such provisions include, but are not limited to, the imposition of fines, removal of work undertaken without the appropriate authorization(s), restoration of original elements and replacement of unauthorized materials.


ADAMS

Agenda Item #4737 - Ord. 19-049
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Inducing the Orderly Wind-Down of the Wilmington Parking Authority

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance induces the Wilmington Parking Authority to wind-down its operations via an orderly sale of its real estate holdings and use those sale proceeds to paydown the WPA Bonds and payoff other debts owed by the WPA. Thereafter the WPA would convey its property to the City and effectuate the                  termination of its existence.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4738 - Ord. 19-050
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 13, Article II of the City Code Regarding Nuisances Caused by Vacant Properties

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 13, Article II of the City Code by requiring all vacant properties located within the City of Wilmington to be maintained in a safe, secure and sanitary condition so as not to endanger the health, safety, or welfare of City residents. This Ordinance authorizes the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections or his authorized representative or designee to enforce City Code Section 13-42, and establishes the procedure for enforcement including the issuance of civil fines for violations of this Section and the property owner’s right to appeal a notice of violation pursuant to this Section.


WALSH (Johnson presented on behalf of Walsh)

Agenda Item #4739 - Res. 19-072
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Justice Assistant Grant (“JAG”) to Obtain Funding to Implement an Anti-Violence Initiative and a Cold Case Investigator Position

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 a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $215,521. The grant will enable the Wilmington Police Department to implement an Anti-Violence Initiative and to fund a Cold Case Investigator position within the Department.

Agenda Item #4740 - Res. 19-073
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for Violent Crime Overtime Funds

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 a grant from the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the amount of $403,608.20. The grant will enable the Wilmington Police Department to implement an overtime program which will deploy Officers and resources to combat violent crime in areas identified by intelligence-driven data.

Agenda Item #4741 - Res. 19-074
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Delaware Department of Justice for Special Law Enforcement Assistance Funds to be Used to Obtain Upgraded Hostage Negotiation Equipment

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes thee Wilmington Police Department’s application for a grant from Delaware Department of Justice for funding from the Special Law Enforcement Assistant Fund in the amount of $30,000. The funds will be used to purchase equipment upgrades for the Crisis Management Hostage Negotiation Team. No local matching funds are required.


WALSH (Johnson on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4742 - Res. 19-075
Referred back to PS
A Resolution Regarding the Wilmington Police Department Commencing an Academy Class

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. In this Resolution, the City Council recognizes that the Chief of the Police Department has represented that it is anticipated that the manpower of the Police Department will fall below ninety-five percent of the number of police officers set forth in the position allocation list attached to the fiscal year 2020 annual operating budget ordinance by the end of 2019 and has drafted a resolution calling for the commencement of an academy class for the Police Department once manpower falls below the requisite threshold.


WALSH (Johnson presented on behalf of Walsh)

Agenda Item #4743 - Ord. 19-051
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PS
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Contract Between the City of Wilmington and Saint Francis Hospital, Inc. for Emergency Ambulance Service

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a no-cost four (4) year contract between the City of Wilmington and Saint Francis Hospital, Inc. to provide emergency ambulance service, without regard to the ability to pay, from calls received by the New Castle County Emergency Communications Center via the E-9-1-1 System.

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