Agenda for Regular Meeting
10/07/2021 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 1st floor – Wilmington, DE 19801
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
- Recognize Mikaelyn Austin
- Sympathy Newark Council Member Sharon Hughes
- Recognize Hurricane Ida First Responders
- Sympathy Robert Maxwell
- Recognize Delaware Hispanic Awards & Dr. Ronaldo Tello
- Recognize National Peace Week
- Sympathy Morris Lee Simms, Sr.
- Recognize Martin P. Hageman (Downtown Visions)
- Recognize I Am My Sister’s Keeper’s Tea Party
- Sympathy Thelma Lorraine Taylor
- Sympathy Marian E. Bleen
- Sympathy Stephan L. Fullman
- Sympathy Michael Jarmon
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Agenda Item #0096 - Ord. 21-047
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Enact a Temporary Moratorium on Water Service Disconnections
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts a temporary 6-month moratorium on water service disconnections and creates notice and reporting requirements for the Department of Public Works.
Agenda Item #0097 - Ord.21-048
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
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 Fuel, 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 fuel; and (3) the Board of Examining Engineers.
Agenda Item #0082 (Rev. 2) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-037
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code Regarding Bed Bug Extermination and Treatment
Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Substitute Ordinance would prescribe the duties of landlords and tenants with regard to the treatment and control of bed bugs. For any rental agreement for a dwelling unit entered into or renewed after the effective date of this ordinance, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into such agreement shall provide to such tenant an informational brochure on bed bug prevention and treatment prepared by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).
Agenda Item #0086 - Ord. 21-040
Public Hearing - 3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 48 of the City Code Regarding Uses Permitted in the W-4 (Waterfront Residential/Commercial) Zoning District and Parking Lot Landscaping Requirements for All Waterfront Zoning Districts
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance makes the following amendments to Chapter 48 of the City Code (the “Zoning Code”) regarding uses permitted in the W-4 (Waterfront Residential/Commercial) zoning district: (1) prohibits drive through facilities as matter of right uses; (2) limits light manufacturing uses to a maximum of 5,000 square feet per approved use as both matter of right uses and uses permitted with Zoning Board of Adjustment approval; and (3) prohibits outdoor wholesale storage as a use permitted with Zoning Board of Adjustment approval. In connection with the aforementioned amendments, this Ordinance defines the term “drive through facility”. This Ordinance also amends the Zoning Code to remove the exemption from the City’s parking lot landscaping requirements for all waterfront zoning districts (W-1 (Waterfront Manufacturing), W-2 (Waterfront Manufacturing/Commercial), W-3 (Waterfront Low Intensity Manufacturing/Commercial Recreation), and W-4 (Waterfront Residential/Commercial)), thereby requiring all new parking lots in waterfront zoning districts to comply with the City’s parking lot landscaping requirements.
Agenda Item #0098 - Ord. 21-049
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to 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.
Agenda Item #0090 (Rev. 1) - Sub. 1 to Ord. 21-044
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Require Annual Ethics Training
Synopsis: This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Substitute Ordinance amends Chapter 2 of the City Code to require all Elected Officials, Appointed Officials, and City Employees to attend an ethics training presentation approved by the Wilmington Ethics Commission or view a recorded ethics training presentation approved by the Wilmington Ethics Commission on an annual basis. In addition, as a housekeeping matter, this Substitute Ordinance deletes some language from and adds some language to City Code Section 2-345(a) to clarify the jurisdiction of the Wilmington Ethics Commission as set forth in City Code Section 2-343.