Agenda for Regular Meeting

06/05/2014 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

M. Brown

  • Recognizee Matthew Emerson, Alleyne Pierre, Tobias Martin, Keith Tucker, Kinard Lang (Canby Park Maintenance Crew)
  • Sympathy Thomas Maddrey
  • Commend Master Corporal Gary Tabor

Cabrera

  • Sympathy Maria Nilsa Rodriquez-Mendez
  • Sympathy Evelyn M. Tietze

Freel

  • Best wishes Mrs. Mardell Coates – 80th Birthday

Gregory

  • Sympathy Samuel B. Miller

Prado

  • Retirement Mrs. Maria C. Prado

Shabazz

  • Sympathy Maya Angelou

Walsh

  • Commend Local 1102 Women’s Committee’s “Fresh Start Drive”

Wright

  • Sympathy Marjorie J. Stansbury
  • Retirement Dr. Frances H. Leach
  • Commend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – 20th Anniversary
  • Recognize “Team Delaware 7 on 7 Football Program”

 


Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Agenda Item #3932 - RES. 14-017
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of 2702 Moore Street from Wells Fargo Bank

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review
and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to receive the title to a property at 2702 Moore Street from Wells Fargo. RE&H would ensure that the property is rehabilitated and sold to a homeowner who will live in the property.


D. BROWN

Agenda Item #3933 - RES. 14-018
TO Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Declaring as Surplus and Authorizing the Disposition of 507 and 517 Shearman Street to Inter-Neighborhood Foundation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to declare these two properties as surplus for the purpose of transferring ownership to Inter-Neighborhood Foundation (INF). INF, a non-profit corporation, will prepare the properties for sale to homeowners who will live in the properties.

Agenda Item #3934 - RES. 14-019
To Be Acted Upon
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Accept Donation of 934 Pine Street from US Bank National Association Trustee

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to receive title to a property at 934 Pine Street from US Bank National Association Trustee. RE&H would ensure that the property is rehabilitated and sold to a homeowner who will live in the property.


SHABAZZ

Agenda Item #3935 - RES. 14-020
TO BE ACTED UPON
A Resolution Authorizing the Disposition of the Property Located at 630 Townsend Street to Mr. David Hammond for Use as a Side Yard

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to dispose of 630 Townsend Street to David Hammond for use as a side yard. Mr. Hammond will provide the City with an $800 acquisition fee for the property.

Agenda Item #3936 - ORD. 14-024
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing certain traffic and parking regulations affecting East 12th Street, East 13th Street, North French Street, Wilson Street and Thatcher Street. These traffic and parking changes are due to the anticipated movement of bus and vehicular traffic related to the opening of the new Community Education Building on North French Street. You can view a complete list of the changes by accessing the Ordinance

at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda

Agenda Item #3937 - RES. 14-021
TO BE ACTED UPON
A Resolution in Support of Victims of Nigerian Kidnapping

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be bringing additional attention to the kidnapping of children in Nigeria by a militant Islamic terrorist group known as Boko Haram and urge officials to bring the kidnappers to justice and return the children to their homes. The Resolution also expresses condolences to the families of two children who died during the kidnapping assault on a village in Chibok, Nigeria and support for the families of the children who are still being held captive.

Agenda Item #3938 - ORD. 14-025
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize an Agreement between the City and the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals a/k/a First State Animal Center and SPCA for Animal Control Services

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year contract (with the possibility of two, one-year extensions with the same terms and conditions) for animal control services for the City. The City would pay the Kent County SPCA, also known as First State Animal Center and SPCA, a sum not to exceed $600,000 per year (or $50,000 per month) for animal control and related services as outlined in the contract attached to the Ordinance. The agreement would begin on July 1, 2014 if approved by City Council.


FREEL

Agenda Item #REV. 1 #3920 - SUB. 1 ORD. 14-018
3rd & Final Reading - PASSED
Constituting Amendment No. 3 to the Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 13-013, As Amended), the Ordinance Adopting the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2013 and Ending on June 30, 2014

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a $1.75 million amendment to the City’s current FY 2014 Operating Budget. The Administration is requesting an additional$1.27 million in funding from the City’s Unassigned Fund Balance to support unanticipated costs associated with staffing and materials for winter snow-related services. Those expenses include an additional $250,000 for the Department of Public Works; $819,000 for police officer overtime pay; $155,000 for firefighter overtime pay; and $47,000 for the Department of Parks and Recreation. City Council is requesting access to $487,000 from the existing Cable Television Fund (CATV) for a variety of projects related to the government television station (WITN, Channel 22) including upgrades for the Council Chambers and Council Committee Room, upgrades to equipment in the TV studio and TV control room, upgrades to the TV lighting system in the Council Chamber, installation of WiFi in the Council Chamber and other operational and capital needs that may arise related to upgrades of equipment and the production of government- related programming for City residents.


FREEL

Agenda Item #3922 - ORD. 14-020
3rd and Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 44 of the City Code in Order to Extend the City’s Tax Abatement and Exemption Programs to June 30, 2018

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be extending a series of tax abatement and exemption programs currently offered by the City that are due to expire on June 30, 2014. This legislation would extend until June 30, 2018 the 20-year abatement of real estate taxes for off- street parking facilities and the 5-year or 10-year tax abatement program for historic district properties and national historic register properties.

Agenda Item #3929 - ORD. 14-022
3rd & Final Reading - PASSED
Authorize City Contract 14052HRPS – Third Party Administration of Insurance Claims with PMA Management Corp.

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to enter into a 14-month contract not to exceed $114,508 for PMA Management Corporation to process and administer insurance claims brought against the City, including workers’ compensation, general liability and automobile liability claims. The 14-month amount of $114,508 will remain firm unless the City requests additional services from PMA. The contract also contains a provision allowing for three, one-year extensions of the agreement at an annual price not to exceed $98,150.

Agenda Item #3931 - ORD. 14-023
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapters 4 and 34 of the City Code Regarding the Requirement of All Windows to be Operable

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, the Ordinance would be authorizing changes to Chapters 4 and 34 of the City Code regarding the requirement that all windows in a dwelling be operable and readily opened and closed. The new language would clarify that this law pertains only to R- 3 (single family row homes) and two-family dwellings in Wilmington.

Agenda Item #3939 - ORD. 14-026
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Rezone the Property Comprising the Former Wilmington Finishing Company Site from C-6 (Special Commercial District) to W-4 (Waterfront Residential Commercial District)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the rezoning of the former Wilmington Finishing Company site from C-6 (Special Commercial District) to W-4 (Waterfront Residential Commercial District).


WRIGHT

Agenda Item #3896 - Sub. 2 Ord. 14-005
3rd & Final Reading
Amend Chapter 37 of the Wilmington City Code to Establish a “Commercial Services Parking Permit”

Synopsis: This is an Ordinance being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.If approved, Council would be authorizing the creation of a new parking permit category—Commercial Services Parking Permit. Such a permit would be issued to a business company or corporation that are providing active or current services such as building renovations, heating/AC repairs, plumbing, electrical work, painting, home health services, etc., to residents or businesses located within the City limits. Such active commercial services must be accompanied by a valid, City-issued building permit which applicable. A commercial services company may apply for a Commercial Services Parking Permit from the City for an annual fee of $250 for each company vehicle for which a permit sticker is being issued. The permit authorizes the operator of a commercial services company vehicle to park on any City roadway Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and to be exempt from limited-time parking regulations and loading zone restrictions. The loading zone exemption, however, would last only two-hours under this Ordinance. In addition, the permit is not valid at metered parking spaces. In order for a company to receive such a permit it may not be delinquent on any financial obligations to the City including parking tickets, taxes and fees, nor may its vehicle have any outstanding obligations to the City.

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