Agenda for Regular Meeting

10/17/2019 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Sympathy Willis Jr., Kyree and Ethan Lindsey
  • Sympathy Eric M. Lindsey, Jr.

CONGO             

  • Posthumous Ceremony for the late Private Samuel Lawrence Crawford (Korea-MIA)

MCCOY            

  • Recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OLIVER            

  • Recognize Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • Sympathy Evelyn Gholdson
  • Sympathy Ogden J. Blake
  • Sympathy Alice M. Goldsborough

SHABAZZ          

  • Recognize Diner En Blanc
  • Sympathy Stephen L. Martelli
  • Recognize Mr. Flagg – Babe’s Beauty Salon 10th Anniversary
  • Sympathy Guy Molock

Legislative Business

CONGO

Agenda Item #4710 - Ord. 19-044
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED and PS
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 19-013)

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the first amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget Ordinance.  It contains increased budget appropriations for the Police Department to (i) purchase body cameras and related services and (ii) hire four new sworn officers to administer the City’s body camera program.

Agenda Item #4711 - Ord. 19-045
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED and PS
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 City to enter into a five-year contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. for the purchase of body cameras and related services.

Agenda Item #4714 - Res. 19-053
Adopted
A Resolution Requesting a Forensic Financial Audit or Examination Engagement of the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP)

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution directs the City Auditor to initiate a forensic audit of the Wilmington Housing Partnership Corporation as provided for under Section 2.5(a) of the Loan Agreement between the City and the Corporation, specifically as it relates to the Loan Proceeds in the amount of $3,378,371.67.

Agenda Item #4715 - Res. 19-054
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the Delaware Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Trails Program to Assist in Funding Eastlake Park Playground Improvements

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from DNREC in the amount of $100,000, for the purpose of making improvements to Eastlake Park.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #4716 - Res. 19-055
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Grant Application to the Delaware Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Trails Program to Assist in Funding Kirkwood Park Improvements

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from DNREC in the amount of $100,000, for the purpose of making improvements to Kirkwood Park.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #4717 - Res. 19-056
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Grant Application to the Delaware Division of Public Health to Conduct Tobacco Prevention Programs, and Physical Activity, Nutrition Promotion and Obesity Prevention (PANO) Programs

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Parks and Recreation application for a grant from American Lung Association in the amount of $15,000, for tobacco prevention programs, and/or physical activity, nutrition promotion and obesity prevention programs.

Agenda Item #4718 - Res.
HELD
A Resolution Supporting House Bill 130 of the Delaware General Assembly that Expands Upon the Existing At-Store Recycling Program Regarding the Use of Single-Use Plastic Bags by Enacting a Ban on Stores Statewide Providing Single-Use Plastic Bags at Check-Out Effective January 1, 2021

Synopsis:  The Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. The purpose of this Resolution is to support HB 130, which was signed into law on July 29, 2019, such that a ‘plastic bag ban’ will be enforced statewide, according to said Bill and in the spirit of Governor Carney’s “Keep DE Litter Free” initiative. This Resolution also articulates the intent of Wilmington City Council to consider ways that legislation within the City Limits could further the intent of the House Bill.


TURNER

Agenda Item #4719 - Res. 19-057
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Grant Application to the Delaware Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Trails Program to Assist in Funding Helen Chambers Park Improvements

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a grant from DNREC in the amount of $100,000, for the purpose of making improvements to Helen Chambers Park.


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #4720 - Res. 19-058
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the Delaware General Assembly to Support House Bill’s 251 and 252 Relating to Advance Deposit Wagering, and the Delaware Minimum Wage for Employees Receiving Tips or Gratuities

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution strongly supports the passage of House Bill 251 and House Bill 252 by the Delaware General Assembly due to the quality-of-life impact each Bill will have on more than 8,000 Delawareans who are tipped wage workers in Wilmington and throughout Delaware whose minimum flat tipped wage has not been adjusted from $2.23 per hour since 1989 and whose gratuities may not be directly paid to such workers in a timely manner who are still earning since 1989 a flat tipped wage of $2.23 per hour and may not automatically have credit card tips automatically added to their wages.

Agenda Item #4721 - Res. 19-059
Adopted
A Resolution Supporting a Person of Color for Chief Justice Appointment

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. The Wilmington City Council is concerned with the lack of diversity within the Delaware State Supreme Court. Despite the continued growth of a diverse population within the State and especially within the City of Wilmington, the largest City in Delaware, the Delaware Supreme Court, like many other State Supreme Courts around the country, has not accurately represented its citizenry through its appointment of Supreme Court Justices. Therefore, the Council of the City of Wilmington strongly encourages Governor Carney to appoint a Person of Color to the Delaware State Supreme Court to demonstrate equity, inclusion and recognition of the diversity of the overall population of our City, State and the Delaware legal profession.

Agenda Item #4722 - Res. 19-060
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Licenses and Inspections to Undertake the Demolition of 505 North Broom Street and Authorizing the City Treasurer to Expend Funds Necessary to Carry Out the Demolition

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Licenses and Inspections to demolish 505 North Broom Street and also authorizes the City Treasurer to expend funds necessary to carry out the demolition, with the cost to become a lien upon the Property.


SHABAZZ (Johnson presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4723 - Res. 19-061
Adopted
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on November 7, 2019 Regarding the Proposed Comprehensive Development Plan Entitled “Wilmington 2028: A Comprehensive Plan for Our City and Communities”

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution schedules a public hearing on November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers regarding the proposed 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.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4724 - Res. 19-062
Adopted
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on November 7, 2019 Regarding Ordinance No. 19-040 Entitled: “An Ordinance to Amend Article IX, Division 2, Subdivision III of Chapter 48 to Provide Penalty and Enforcement Provisions Relating to Neighborhood Conservation Districts"

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution schedules a public hearing on November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers regarding the proposed amendments to Chapter 48 of the City Code to provide penalty and enforcement provisions relating to Neighborhood Conservation Districts.


SHABAZZ (Adams presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4725 - Res. 19-063
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Authorizing the City to Accept Grant Funds from the State of Delaware and New Castle County for Support of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council (WCAC) to Implement the Recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pertaining to Youth Gun Violence

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the City’s requests to the State of Delaware and New Castle County for $40,000 from each entity to support efforts to implement the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the work of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council to help combat youth firearm violence in Wilmington through a public-health lens.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4726 - Res. 19-064
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Accept Donations of Certain Parcels of Land from the Wilmington UDAG Corporation

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept donations of 400 East Fourth Street, 402 East Fourth Street, 404 East Fourth Street, 406 East Fourth Street, 408 East Fourth Street, 410 East Fourth Street, 900 North Park Drive, and 0 Glen Avenue from the Wilmington UDAG Corporation.


SHABAZZ (Dixon presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4713 (Rev. 1) - Res. 19-065
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging DNREC to Incorporate Cumulative Impact Studies as Part of Their Decision Making in Reviewing Proposed New Industrial Applications and In Opposition to the SLAG Grinding Provisions in Southbridge

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review. The purpose of this Resolution is to strongly oppose the DNREC assertion that Walan Specialty Control Products, LLC has adequately answered the concerns of residents of Southbridge, Wilmington regarding their proposed new industrial production location where, because of its proximity to the residential community, the company will increase cancer risks and respiratory illness risks due to toxic emissions. City Council asserts that such industrial production in low-income communities such as Southbridge is demonstrative of the necessity of the proposed Environmental Justice Act of 2019 – S. 2236 of the 116th Congress, which empowers residents who have been historically ignored on matters affecting their health as related to industrial production in their community, thereby placing increased accountability on federal and local decision-making government agencies to include the study of Cumulative Impacts and persistent violations in federal or state-permitting decision-making, to be mandated under the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act, when companies apply for permits to locate in previously designated EJ neighborhoods.

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