Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision
09/16/2021 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location and Remote Participation
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE 19801
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
- Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month
- Sympathy Tiffani Eryn Roberts
- Sympathy Damon Betz
- Recognize 27th Annual People’s Festival (Tribute to Bob Marley)
- Recognize Stan Waterman
- Sympathy Cecilia Escobar-Duplan
- Sympathy Richard G. Hatfield
*Note Revision: The agenda has been revised to remove Agenda #0092 (Ord. 21-046).
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Agenda Item #0093 - Res. 21-041
A Resolution to Approve the License Agreement Authorizing Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless to Install and Operate Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Rights of Way of the City of Wilmington
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the License Agreement (“the License”) between the City and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless to, among, other things, construct, install, maintain, and operate wireless telecommunication facilities in the public rights of way of the City of Wilmington. This equipment is part of Verizon’s network for the operation of wireless communications services. The initial term of the License is ten (10) years commencing on or about September 16, 2021 and shall continue thereafter until terminated by either party.
Agenda Item #0088 - Ord. 21-041
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a License Agreement Between the City of Wilmington and Environment Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a license agreement between the City of Wilmington and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for access to software to apply geographic information system technology to many operational and technical areas within the City for the period of three (3) years from September 22, 2021 through September 21, 2024.
Agenda Item #0089 - Ord. 21-042
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve a Discount Disposal Fee Agreement Between the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a discount disposal fee agreement between the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority for receipt and disposal of solid waste and receipt and processing of recyclable materials for the period of three (3) years from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.
Agenda Item #0094 - Res. 21-042
A Resolution Scheduling a Public Hearing on October 7, 2021 on Ordinance No. 21-04 to 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 Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution schedules a public hearing on October 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. regarding the proposed amendments to 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.
Agenda Item #0091 - Ord. 21-045
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code to Change the Observation of Veterans' Day as a Paid Holiday for Eligible City Employees to the Eleventh Day of November
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 40 of the City Code to change the observation of Veterans’ Day as a paid holiday for eligible City employees from the fourth Monday in October to the eleventh day of November.
Agenda Item #0095 - Res. 21-043
A Resolution Approving Members Appointed by Mayor Purzycki to the Wilmington Ethics Commission
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. By this Resolution, City Council expresses its concurrence with Mayor Michael S. Purzycki’s reappointment of William D. Johnston, Katherine Klocko, Faith Meisinger-Petit, Melvin Phillips, and Charles H. Toliver, IV to the Wilmington Ethics Commission, effective as of the date of passage of this Resolution.
Agenda Item #0090 - Ord. 21-044
3rd & Final Reading - Held
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Require Annual Ethics Training and to Revise the Procedure to Amend the City Ethics Requirements
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This 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, this Ordinance creates a new procedure for amending the City’s ethics rules to provide an opportunity for the Wilmington Ethics Commission to review and make recommendations on such proposed amendments. Finally, as a housekeeping matter, this 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 established by City Code Section 2-343.