Agenda for Regular Meeting

10/01/2020 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Sympathy Reverend Lottie Lee
  • Recognize City of Wilmington HBCU Week 2020

FREEL               

  • Recognize OperaDelaware’s 75th Anniversary Season

HARLEE            

  • Sympathy Valerie Melton Swanson

OLIVER             

  • Sympathy Larry “Squeeze” Portis
  • Sympathy Kenneth Saddler
  • Sympathy TaQuan Davis
  • Sympathy Carmella V. Jackson
  • Sympathy Caroline Powell
  • Sympathy Michael Amir Shabazz

SHABAZZ          

  • Recognize International Peace Week 2020

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Legislative Business

FREEL

Agenda Item #4843 - Ord. 20-035
3rd & Final Reading - Passed As Amended
Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 20-016) for Body Cameras

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the first amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget Ordinance.  It contains changes to the position allocation list and increased budget appropriations for the Police Department to fund a body camera program.

Agenda Item #4861 - Ord. 20-045
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bonds and/or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, in One or More Series on a Tax-Exempt and/or Taxable Basis, In Order to Provide the Funds to Finance Various Capital Projects of the City; Providing for the Sale of the Bonds; 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 up to $42,000,000 aggregate principal amount of General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”), and/or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes (the “BAN”) in anticipation thereof, in order to: (i) finance any duly authorized capital project of the City specified in the    City’s capital budgets for its Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2020; and (ii) pay the costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds and the BAN.

Agenda Item #4862 - Ord. 20-046
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Contract Between the City of Wilmington and Axon Enterprise, Inc. for Body Cameras and Related Services

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a five-year Master Services and Purchasing Agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to purchase body cameras and related services for the implementation of a body camera program for the Wilmington Police Department. 


GUY

Agenda Item #4854 - Ord. 20-042
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code By Repealing and Replacing Section 40-8 Thereof Regarding the Wilmington Employee Plan of Occupational Safety and Health

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 40-8 of the City Code by placing responsibility for preparation of the Wilmington Occupational Health and Safety Plan with the Wilmington Occupational Health and Safety Administration.


WALSH

Agenda Item #4863 - Res. 20-057
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Police Department’s Grant Application to the United States Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, to Support the City’s Cold Case Investigator and Violence Reduction Overtime Costs

SynopsisThis Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the United States Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, for $196,855.00 in grant funding, which would be used to cover the salary for a civilian cold case investigator in addition to overtime costs as part of overall violent crime reduction efforts. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4864 - Res. 20-058
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Fund to Combat Violent Crime FY 2021, to Support Violence Reduction Overtime Costs

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland  Security, Fund to Combat Violent Crime FY 2021, for $413,084.82 in grant funding which would be eligible to cover overtime costs as part of overall violent crime reduction efforts. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4865 - Res. 20-059
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Fire Department's Grant Application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Support Routine Marine Maintenance

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Fire Department’s grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security, in the amount of $75,000.00. The funds will be used to support routine marine maintenance of the Department’s boat. A twenty-five percent (25%) match is required.

Agenda Item #4866 - Res. 20-060
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Fire Department’s Grant Application to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to Support the Placement of Twenty GammaNeutron Pagers

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Fire Department’s grant application to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $77,415.00. The funds will be used for the placement of twenty (20) gamma neutron pagers on all Department apparatus, which will alert Department first responders to radiation incidents.

Agenda Item #4867 - Res. 20-061
Adopted
A Resolution Regarding the Wilmington Fire Department Commencing an Academy Class

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. In this Resolution, City Council recognizes that the Chief of the Fire Department has represented that the manpower of the Fire Department has fallen below ninety-five percent of the number of firefighters set forth in the position allocation list attached to the fiscal year 2021 annual operating budget ordinance and has drafted a resolution calling for the commencement of an academy class for the Fire Department.

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