Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/01/2022 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – 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

CONGO               

  • Recognize 27th Annual Judy Johnson Night
  • Recognize Mrs. Florence Gaines (90th Birthday Celebration)

OLIVER                

  • Recognize Ron and Betty Park (50th Wedding Anniversary)
  • Sympathy Juanita Matos Crespo
  • Sympathy Marell DeShawn Lowe

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/wccpubliccomment090122 to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business. The President of City Council will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.

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/88010240592 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 880 1024 0592 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcdvXJOq5z.


Legislative Business

OLIVER

Agenda Item #0218 - Ord. 22-037
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to CD&UP
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 14 of the City Code Pertaining to Historic Markers

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for City Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance updates the City’s Historic Marker Program, including the creation of a City Council Subcommittee to determine the location of historic markers, and the creation of a taskforce to determine the types of markers to be installed, which materials will be used for the markers, and to ensure that the City’s historic markers do not duplicate state historical markers in visual appearance.


HARLEE

Agenda Item #0219 - Ord.
1st & 2nd Reading - HELD
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code to Extend the Fire Lane Along the Entire Extension of Christina Landing Drive

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 allow for the fire lane to be extended through the entire extension of Christiana Landing Drive to prevent unlawful parking.

Agenda Item #0144 - Ord. 22-011
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Rezone Three Parcels of Land Located at the Southeast Corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Commonly Known as "Humble Park", from a Zoning Classification of O (Open Space) to a Zoning Classification of C-3 (Central Retail)

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance rezones three parcels of land located at the southeast corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets (being Tax Parcel Nos. 26-043.10-188, 26-043.10-189, and 26-043.10-190), which are commonly known as “Humble Park”,  from a zoning classification of O (Open Space) to a zoning classification of C-3 (Central Retail).

 

Agenda Item #0206 - Res. 22-056
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Bid of the Best Bidder for the Disposition of Three Parcels of Land Commonly Known as “Humble Park”

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the bid of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. for three parcels of real estate located at the southeast corner of Fourth and Shipley Streets, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (being New Castle County Tax Parcel Nos. 26-043.10-188, 26-043.10-189, and 26-043.10-190), which are commonly known as “Humble Park”, as the best bidder and authorizes the Mayor and the City Clerk, or their respective designees, to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate the disposition of such properties to The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc.


JOHNSON

Agenda Item #0220 - Ord. 22-038
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Clarify the Funding of and Appropriations from the Budget Reserve Account, the Tax Stabilization Reserve, the Water/Sewer Fund Operation and Maintenance Reserve, and the Water/Sewer Fund Rate Stabilization Reserve

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance amends Divisions 2, 3, and 4 of Article VI of Chapter 2 of the City Code to clarify the funding and appropriations provisions of the budget reserve account, the tax stabilization reserve, the water/sewer fund operation maintenance reserve, and the water/sewer fund rate stabilization reserve regarding (i) their respective calculation, (ii) the respective order of their funding, and (iii) the meaning of the term “appropriations” with respect to the aforementioned reserves.  It also provides for certain housekeeping matters for consistency, clarity, and conciseness.

 

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