Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/17/2015 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

All Council

  • Recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Sympathy James Gilliam, Sr.

D. Brown

  • Sympathy Betty V. Payne

Gregory

  • Recognize Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad
  • Recognize Mount Salem United Methodist Church 150th Anniversary

Gregory/Wright

  • Recognize Reverend Dr. Christopher T. Curry

Shabazz

  • Welcome Dr. Minister Ava Muhammad

Williams

  • Commend Wilmington Police Department Rescuers Master Corporal Anthony Johnson, Corporal Dennis Leahy, Sergeants David Rosenblum and James Karschner

Legislative Business

D. Brown

Agenda Item ##4099 - Res. 15-047
adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Disposition of 2700 Northeast Boulevard to Wilmington Housing Authority

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Real Estate and Housing, to declare a City-owned parcel of land at 2700 Northeast Boulevard as surplus. The Resolution would further convey this property to the Wilmington Housing Authority for an amount equal to the appraised value of the property.


SHABAZZ

Agenda Item ##4100 - Res. 15-048
Aspoted
A Resolution Approving the City’s Acceptance and Use of $550,000 Appropriated by the Delaware General Assembly Pursuant to House Bill No. 425 (Fiscal Year 2015 Bond and Capital Improvements Act) for City of Wilmington Paving Projects

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Public Works, to accept a $550,000 appropriation from the Delaware General Assembly for street repaving projects. The funding was authorized by Delaware House Bill No. 425 which is entitled the Fiscal Year 2015 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.


DORSEY WALKER

Agenda Item ##4101 - Res. 15-049
Adopted
A Resolution Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to Accept Grant Funding from Delaware State Parks and Two State Legislators to Assist with the Refurbishment of a Building in Kosciuszko Park

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Parks and Recreation, to accept three grants for the refurbishment of a building in Kosciuszko Park that would be used for educational, recreational and environmental programming for children. The grant amounts are $40,000 from Delaware State Parks, $20,000from Delaware Senator Robert Marshall’s Community Transportation Fund allotment and $20,000 from Delaware Representative Helene Keeley’s Community Transportation Fund allotment.


FREEL

Agenda Item ##4089 - Ord. 15-035
Passed
Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code in Order to Apply the Correct Government Accounting Standards to Internal and External Audits

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to Chapter 2 of the City Code to ensure that the City is applying the correct auditing standards to both internal and external audits. Specifically, the law is being amended to ensure that the City Auditor conduct audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). In addition, the activities of the City Auditor would be subject to a quality review by a non-partisan, objective group using the GAGAS standards. A copy of the quality review would be made available to members of the City’s Audit Review Committee.

Agenda Item ##4102 - Ord. 15-035
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 16029HRPS – City Physician Services with Oluseyi Senu-Oke, M.D

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Department of Human Resources, to enter into a $125,000 one year contract to expire June 30, 2016 with Oluseyi Senu-Oke, M.D. to serve as the City’s Physician. The decision to award this contract to Dr. Senu-Oke followed a publicly issued request for proposals (RFP) for a physician to provide high quality, cost effective health care for City employees through routine physical examinations, return-to-duty evaluations for injured employees and treatment for minor work- related injuries. The contract has an option for three renewals periods of one-year each.


M. BROWN

Agenda Item ##4103 - Res. 15-050
Adopted
A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Acceptance of a Three (3) Year Grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council for an Additional Victim Services Specialist

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration, through the Wilmington Police Department, to accept a grant totaling $177,818.78 from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council. The funds would be used to subsidize the salary and benefits of an additional Victim Services Specialist who would provide services to victims of violent crime and to the families of homicide victims, and would also allow for the creation of an emergency fund to be used when other funding options are unavailable. The grant requires an “in-kind” local match of $44,454 which would be fulfilled through the work assignments of the Victim Services Specialist.

Agenda Item ##4104 - Ord. 15-042
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to Authorize Contract 16037PDPS – Building Management Services at Public Safety Building – with Asset Management Alliance

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for CityCouncil’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to award a one-year contract totaling $282,883 to Asset Management Alliance for the maintenance and management of the City’s Public Safety Building. The contract includes three (3) optional one-year renewal periods at the same cost and with the same terms and conditions. Asset Management Alliance is being awarded the contract as the lowest bidder with the best overall proposal in a City-authorized RFP process.

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