Agenda for Regular Meeting

10/21/2021 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 1st floor – Wilmington, DE  19801

Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes
Committee Reports
Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report

Non-Legislative Business

ALL COUNCIL

  • Recognize 100th Anniversary Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter

CABRERA

  • Recognize Michaelangelo Rodriguez
  • Recognize José Somalo (Hoy en Delaware)
  • Recognize Eva L. Verplanck, Ph.D

CONGO

  • Recognize Ashley Christopher for HBCU Week

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Leslie Rene Evans

WALSH

  • Sympathy Sowmya Srinivasan

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

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/wccpubliccomment102121 to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business. The President will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.

When a member of the public is called on, their mic will be unmuted for comment. Please keep comments to 3 minutes.

Note: In accordance with the enactment of Delaware General Assembly Senate Bill 94, members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting either in person in the Council Chambers or virtually by accessing the meeting as follows:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89825788543 or visit the WITN22 website http://www.witn22.org or WITN YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/WITN22Wilmington/ or listen in only by calling one of the following phone numbers (929) 205-6099 or (301) 715-8592. You will be asked for the Webinar ID. Please enter 898 2578 8543 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kb4N0DD37U


Legislative Business

DARBY

Agenda Item #0099 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Require that Incarcerated City Residents be Counted at Their Last Known Residences Before Incarceration for Redistricting Purposes

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapter 2 of the City Code to require City Council and its Redistricting Committee to count incarcerated individuals in State of Delaware of federal correctional facilities at their last known addresses before incarceration for redistricting purposes, if such individuals were residents of the City of Wilmington immediately before their respective dates of incarceration.  This requirement applies to every future redistricting beginning with the redistricting that occurs as a result of the federal decennial census of 2020.  Finally, as a housekeeping matter, this Ordinance deletes current City Code Section 2-32.1 regarding the census 2000 complete count committee because it is obsolete.


OLIVER

Agenda Item #0097 - Ord. 21-048
3rd & Final Reading
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code to Eliminate (I) Licensing Requirements for Stationary Engineers and Firemen, (II) Attendant and Inspection Requirements for Power Boilers, Fired Pressure Vessels and Installations Using Nuclear Fuels, and (III) the Board of Examining Engineers

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapter 4 of the City Code by repealing Subchapter 7 in its entirety, which eliminates (1) licensing requirements for stationary engineers and firemen operating steam boilers, turbines, and engines in the City; (2) attendant and inspection requirements for power boilers, fired pressure vessels and installations using nuclear fuels; and (3) the Board of Examining Engineers.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #0100 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving the Department of Parks and Recreation's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for Funds Allocated Pursuant to the 2021 Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Trails Grant Program to Support Improvements to the Christina Park Pier

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 grant application to the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for funds allocated pursuant to the 2021 Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Trails Grant Program in the amount of $150,000.00.  The funds will be used for improvements to the Christina Park pier.  A local match of one-third (1/3) of the grant amount is required.


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #0101 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 21-019)

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 2022 Operating Budget Ordinance.  It contains:  (1) changes to the position allocation list for City Council and the Mayor’s Office; (2) revised budget appropriations for City Council; (3) increased budget appropriations for the Department of Public Works and the Department of Information Technologies; and (4) a transfer from the Tax Stabilization Reserve to the Economic Strategic Fund.


N. FIELD

Agenda Item #0098 - Ord. 21-049
3rd & Final Reading
Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code to Ensure Privately Owned Official Traffic Control Devices are Removed within a Reasonable Time After the Completion of a Construction Project

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Chapter 37 of the City Code to ensure privately owned official traffic control devices are removed within a reasonable time after the completion of a construction project.


WALSH

Agenda Item #0102 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Enforcement Assistance Fund to Upgrade and Replace Existing Equipment

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 Special Law Enforcement Assistance Program for $60,000.00 in grant funding.  The proposed grant funds would be used to upgrade the Police Department’s existing Crash Data Recorder equipment, purchase twenty (20) new bicycles to be used by patrol officers, and upgrade mobile forensic equipment to enhance investigative capabilities.  No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0103 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application to the State of Delaware Fund to Combat Violent Crime for 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 2022) for $419,208.06 in grant funding.  The proposed grant funds would be used to cover overtime costs as part of overall violent crime reduction efforts.  No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0104 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
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

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 United States Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for $219,891.00 in grant funding.  The proposed grant funds would be used to cover the salary for a civilian cold case investigator and overtime costs as part of overall violent crime reduction efforts.  No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0105 - Res.
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Approving the Police Department's Grant Application to the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance FY21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program to Support the Victim Services Unit and Violence Resolution Efforts

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 United States Department of Justice Assistance Fiscal Year 2021 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program for $800,000.00 in grant funding.  The proposed grant funds would be used over a three-year period to hire two (2) additional personnel for the Police Department’s Victim Services Unit, and to support local efforts around violence reduction undertaken by the Police Department, its criminal justice partners, and Community Violence Intervention Program.  No local matching funds are required.

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