Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/15/2022 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

CABRERA             

  • Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Recognize National Suicide Prevention and Action Month
  • Recognize Ventas Latinas

GRAY                

  • Recognize Phillip Anderson, DSU Hall of Fame

SPADOLA            

  • Recognize Heart in the Game (Greer Firestone)

 

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/wccpubliccomment091522 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/83353636055 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 833 5363 6055 and then #. International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kmXpgnIX.


Legislative Business

Darby

Agenda Item #0214 (Rev. 1) - Ord. 22-039
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 8 of the City Code to Protect the Exploited Construction Workforce, Promote Local Hire of Wilmington Residents, and Increase Skilled Labor in Residential and Commercial Construction Projects

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance requires developers and contractors working on residential and commercial construction projects within the City to participate in craft training programs, pay a minimum wage of $18, and certify non-debarment if the project is wholly or partially funded by an incentive from the City including subsidies in the form of tax abatements, donation of property or tax credits.

Agenda Item #0221 - Res.
HELD
A Resolution Encouraging the Administration to Provide ARPA Funds to Wilmington Senior Center and FAME, Inc.

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution recognizes both the WSC and FAME, Inc. as integral to Wilmington’s continued success. It urges the Administration of the City of Wilmington to contribute to sustaining the capacity of both organizations and assuring that their endeavors continue to flourish by giving them full consideration in ARPA funding deliberations.

Agenda Item #0222 - Res.
HELD
A Resolution Encouraging the Administration Not to Fund Gibraltar

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Resolution opposes the  appropriation of funding to the Gibraltar Mansion, its accompanying land, and structures by the City of Wilmington or through State bonds at this time.


Harlee

Agenda Item #0223 - Res. 22-057
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the City, Acting By and Through the Department of Public Works, to Accept Donations of Two Easements on 610 South Market Street from the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the City to accept the donation of two easements upon and over 610 South Market Street from the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware. The easements will enable the City’s Department of Public Works to perform, repair, maintenance, and replacement services for a drainage ditch and two reinforced concrete pipes that are essential for stormwater management in the City.


Johnson

Agenda Item #0220 - Ord. 22-038
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
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.


Walsh (Oliver presented on behalf of Walsh)

Agenda Item #0224 - Res. 22-058
Adopted
A Resolution Regarding the Wilmington Fire Department Commencing an Academy Class

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. In this Resolution, City Council recognizes that the Chief of the Fire Department has represented that the manpower of the Fire Department has fallen below ninety-five percent (95%) of the number of firefighters set forth in the position allocation list attached to the fiscal year 2023 annual operating budget ordinance and has drafted a resolution calling for the commencement of an academy class for the Fire Department.

Agenda Item #0225 - Res. 22-059
Adopted
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 Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for $223,454.00 in grant funding, which would be used to cover the salary for a civilian cold case investigator in addition to overtime costs as part of overall violent crime reduction efforts. No local matching funds are required.   

Agenda Item #0226 - Res. 22-060
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Fund to Combat Violent Crime for Violence Reduction 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 for $407,430.88 in grant funding, which would be used to cover overtime costs as a part of overall violent crime reduction efforts. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0227 - Res. 22-061
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for S.A.L.L.E Funds to be Used for Advanced and Specialized Training

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 for funding from the State Aid to Local Law Enforcement (“SALLE”) grant program in the amount of $33,763.72. The proposed grant funding would be used to cover the cost of advanced and specialized training for police officers. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0228 - Res. 22-062
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to Upgrade and Replace 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 in the amount of $97,600.00. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase Marine Unit equipment, replace an equipment trailer, replace two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and purchase related accessories and communication headsets, and purchase electronic hearing protection equipment. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #0229 - Res. 22-063
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund to Purchase Training Equipment and Protective Gear

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 in the amount of $205,492. The proposed grant funds would be used to replace tactical vests for members of the Crisis Management Tactical Team, forensic workstations and a laptop, a portable training facility, and inflatable devices for water rescues. No local matching funds are required.

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