Agenda for Regular Meeting

04/05/2018 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Sympathy Richard Lee Charles Young
  • Sympathy Wilmington Police Captian Stephen Misetic
  • Recognize 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chukwuocha 

  • Sympathy Thelma Attrue Virginia Lyght

Freel 

  • Sympathy Charles C. Ryan

Harlee 

  • Recognize the 50th Anniversary of the National Guard Occupation of Wilmington
  • Celebrate Housing Opportunities of Northern Delaware – 35th Anniversary

McCoy

  • Recognize St. Elizabeth Boy’s Basketball Team – State Champions

Oliver 

  • Recognize Dalena Grayson
  • Sympathy David Scott
  • William Edward Laws III
  • Sympathy Kenneth D. Brown, Sr.
  • Sympathy Larry Goodwyn, Sr.
  • Sympathy Bridgette D. Wood
  • Sympathy Nora Smith

Shabazz

  • Recognize Arthur Wilson, Queen Baker and Nasai Oliver (African Brothers and Sisters Evolving Together Honorees)
  • Sympathy Mort Kimmel
  • Sympathy Carolyn Bailey
  • Sympathy Stephanie Wilson
  • Retirement Jennifer Malcolm
  • Sympathy Charles Rochester, Sr.
  • Recognize Grace Moriah Johnson (Phi Delta Kappa Xinos of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Clarence Marcel Johnson (Phi Delta Kappa Kudos of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Carl Watson ( Phi Delta Kappa Male Educator of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Leslie Diane Armor ( Phi Delta Kappa Rho Hub Parent of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Angela Ringgold ( Phi Delta Kappa Rho Soror of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Dr. Vilicia Cade (Phi Delta Kappa Female Educator of the Year Recipient)
  • Recognize Phi Delta Kappa Rho Chapter, Delaware

Walsh

  • Sympathy Patricia Whitaker

Williams

  • Sympathy Nicholas Vouras

 

 


Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Agenda Item #4494 - RES. 18-018
Adopted 4/05/18
A Resolution Supporting the Work of Social Workers and Recognizing March as “Social Work Month”

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution supports the important work of social workers throughout Wilmington and the rest of the country, and recognizes March 2018 as Social Work Month.

Agenda Item #4495 - RES . 18-019
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Submit a Grant Application to the Delaware Department of Labor to Support the City’s 2018 Youth Career Development Program (the “Youth Program”), formally known as the Summer Youth Employment Program

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant from the Delaware Department of Labor in the approximate amount of $225, 000. The funds will be used to support approximately 170 youth for the City’s 2018 Youth Career Development Program (the “Youth Program”), formally known as the Summer Youth Employment Program. There is no local match required.

Agenda Item #4496 - RES. 18-020
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Submit a Grant Application to the National Recreation and Parks Association to Support the City’s Nutrition Literacy Programming, Recreation Programming, and Kitchen Equipment

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Recreation and Parks Association in the amount of $25,000.00. The funds will be used to support the City’s nutrition literacy programming, recreation programming, and kitchen equipment. There is no local match required.

Agenda Item #4497 - RES. 18-021
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept a Conditional Gift from Cornerstone West CDC to Support City Parks on Wilmington’s Westside

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the City to accept an $92,427 gift from Cornerstone West CDC to support improvements to the following parks: 4th and Rodney, Connell Street, and Father Tucker.

Agenda Item #4498 - RES. 18-022
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Submit a Grant Application to the National Recreation and Parks Association to Support the City’s Mobile Play Streets Initiative

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Recreation and Parks Association in the amount of $13,000.00. The funds will be used to support the City’s Play Streets initiative. There is no local match required.

Agenda Item #4499 - RES. 18-023
Adopted
This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Recreation and Parks Association in the amount of $13,000.00. The funds will be used to support the City’s Play Streets initiative. There is no local match required.

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution officially recognizes the month of May as “National Foster Care Month”, and calls on the people of Wilmington to Support the efforts of the Living Arms Ministry of the Resurrection Center in their pursuit to raise awareness about the importance of foster care.


SHABAZZ (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4500 - RES. 18-024
Adopted
A Resolution Acknowledging the Importance of a Safe and Healthy Workplace and Calling Upon the Delaware General Assembly to Adopt Healthy Workplace Legislation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution acknowledges the importance of a safe and healthy workplace for employees, and the need for employees to have the necessary support when experiencing abusive conduct in the workplace. This Resolution further calls upon the Delaware General Assembly to adopt legislation created by the Workplace Bullying Institute that would further protect employees in the workplace, and provide them with a course of legal action.


CONGO

Agenda Item #4501 - RES. 18-025
Adopted
A Resolution Designating March 6 as “Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day” and Promoting Awareness of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution designates March 6th as “Black Balloon Day” in remembrance of individuals who have succumbed to opioid addiction throughout the State of Delaware, and declares Council’s commitment to advocating for resources and support for Wilmingtonians suffering from drug addiction.


TURNER

Agenda Item #4502 - ORD. 18-012
1st & 2nd Reading - Pending: REFERRED TO PW&T
An Ordinance to Authorize a Multi-Year Extension of an Agreement with Asset Management Alliance for Building/Raceway Management and Maintenance Services

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the contract for building/raceway management and maintenance services with Asset Management Alliance (the “Contract”), which provides the option of two (2) one-year extensions of the Contract on the same terms, to be exercised at the City’s sole discretion.

Agenda Item #4503 - ORD. 18-013
1st & 2nd Reading - Pending: REFERRED TO PW&T
An Ordinance to Authorize a Multi-Year Extension of an Agreement with Municipal Maintenance Co. for Pump Valve and Miscellaneous Mechanical Equipment Maintenance Services

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the contract for pump valve and miscellaneous mechanical equipment maintenance services with Municipal Maintenance Co. (the “Contract”), which provides the option of two (2) one-year extensions of the Contract on the same terms, to be exercised at the City’s sole discretion.

Agenda Item #4504 - ORD. 18-014
1st and 2nd Reading - Pending: REFERRED TO PW&T
An Ordinance to Authorize a Multi-Year Extension of an Agreement with Willier Electric Motor Repair Co., Inc. for Electrical Equipment Management and Maintenance Services for Water Distribution

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the contract for electrical equipment management and maintenance services for water distribution with Willier Electric Motor Repair Co., Inc. (the “Contract”), which provides the option of two (2) one-year extensions of the Contract on the same terms, to be exercised at the City’s sole discretion.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4486 - Ord. 18-004
3rd & Final Reading - PASSED
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Authorize the City Treasurer to Access the Budget Reserve Account Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 and to Require Replenishment of the Budget Reserve Account Funds in the Ensuing Fiscal Year

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 2-379(c) of the City Code (as amended by Ordinance No. 17-003) by authorizing the City Treasurer to access budget reserve account funds from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 with the requirement to replenish those funds no later than October 1, 2018.

Agenda Item #4487 - Sub. 1 to Ord. 18-005
3rd & Final Reading - PASSED
Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bonds, 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 Specified in the City’s Capital Budget for its Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016; to Fund Certain General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes 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 General Obligation Bonds, in one or more series on a tax-exempt and/or taxable basis (the “Bonds”) in order to finance (i) certain capital projects specified in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016, (ii) the funding of an outstanding general obligation bond anticipation note of the City and (iii) the costs and expenses associated with issuing the Bonds and/or prior series of bonds.


DIXON

Agenda Item #4488 - Ord. 18-006
3rd & Final Reading - PASSED
Authorize an Agreement with Cintas Corporation to Provide Rental Uniforms

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a rental agreement between the City of Wilmington and Cintas Corporation for the supply of rental uniforms for use by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (the “Contract”) for the period of three (3) years from March 2, 2018 through March 2021, at an annual price of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) for a total price of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00)

Agenda Item #4505 - RES. 18-026
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Supporting Continued Funding of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution urges the United States Congress to reject proposed budget cuts in the U.S. Fiscal Year 2019 budget that would completely eliminate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a program that is essential to providing ongoing programs and services to Wilmington’s neediest residents.


GUY

Agenda Item #4506 - ORD. 18-015
1st & 2nd Reading - Pending: REFERRED TO F&ED
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City's General Obligation Bonds, in One or More Series on a Tax-Exempt and/or Taxable Basis, and a General Obligation bond Anticipation Note in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary: (i) To Finance Various Capital Projects of the City Specified in the City's Capital Budget for its Fiscal Year Ending on June 30, 2016, Together with Certain Other Additional Projects; (ii) To Fund a Note of the City, and (iii) To Refund Certain Outstanding General Obligation Bonds of the City; Providing the Sale of the Bonds; Authorizing Amendments to Prior Bond Ordinances and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of up to $63,000.000 aggregate principal amount General Obligation Bonds, in one or more series on a tax- exempt and/or taxable basis (the “Bonds”) and up to a $14,000,000 general obligation bond anticipation note (the “BAN”) in order to finance (a) certain capital projects specified in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016, together with the additional capital projects described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto, (b) the funding of an outstanding general obligation bond anticipation note of the City, (c) the refunding of certain outstanding indebtedness of the City, and (d) the costs and expenses associated with issuing and providing for on-going continuing legal compliance of the Bonds and/or prior series of bonds.


SHABAZZ (Walsh presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4507 - RES. 18-027
Adopted
A Resolution to Appoint a President Pro Tempore

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution elects Council Member Nnamdi Chukwuocha as President Pro Tempore of the Council of the City of Wilmington, following the resignation of Council Member Loretta Walsh from this leadership position.

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