Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/21/2017 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

McCoy

  • Sympathy Alice E. Graham Harris

Oliver

  • Sympathy Dora Maryjane Carter

Shabazz

  • Sympathy Ruth Josephine Patterson
  • Sympathy Helen Allen
  • Sympathy William Carter
  • Sympathy Shelly Lynn Brittingham
  • Sympathy Chester Montgomery

Walsh

  • Sympathy Retired Police Captain William Lynch

Williams

  • Sympathy Retired Police Master Corporal Victor W. Harris

Legislative Business

Chukwuocha

Agenda Item #4389 - Ord. 17-026
3rd & Final Reading - Held
Amend Chapter 3 of the City Code Regarding Support Animals

This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, this Ordinance would be amending Chapter 3 of the City Code to add a definition of support animal. This Ordinance further amends Section 3-14 to allow residents and visitors of Wilmington to utilize otherwise prohibited animals as a support animal, if necessary, so long as such animals are domesticated and properly restrained as not to constitute a public nuisance. The intent of this Ordinance is to ensure that Wilmington residents and visitors have access to the resources they need to cope with an emotional or mental disability.

Agenda Item #4402 - Res. 17-057
Adopted
Supporting Efforts to Rename the Brandywine School District Early Childhood Assistance Program After Joe Brumskill

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the First District community and the Brandywine Assistance Program to the Joe Brumskill Early Childhood Assistance Program, in recognition of the late Mr. Brumskill’s contributions to education and to the City of Wilmington.

Agenda Item #4403 - Res. 17-058
Adopted
Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services for a Safe Haven Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a Wilmington Safe Haven Community Center Summer Programming Grant from the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $10,000. The funds will be used to extend the hours of the Safe Haven program at William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4404 - Res. 17-059
Adopted
Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services for a Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s application for a Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Grant from the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health in the amount of $5,000. The funds will be used to provide additional athletic programming and a cleanup effort around William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center and Helen Chambers Park. No local matching funds are required.

Agenda Item #4405 - Res. 17-060
Adopted
Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Parks and Recreation to the American Lung Association in Delaware for a Tobacco Prevention Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Parks & Recreation’s application for a Tobacco Prevention Grant from the American Lung Association in Delaware in the amount of $15,000. The funds will be used to prevent the use of tobacco products and increase opportunities for daily physical activity for children and their families through the Winter Basketball League. No local matching funds are required.


President Shabazz (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4406 - Res. 17-061
Adopted
Encouraging Delaware Educators and School Staff to Receive Professional Development Training Related to Trauma-Informed Practice

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be encouraging all Delaware educators and educational staff members who interact with children, including crossing guards and bus drivers, to be provided with professional development training related to trauma-informed practice. This encouragement is connected to the recommendations of the CDC Community Advisory Council and its efforts to help comprehensively address youth firearm violence in Wilmington through the lens of a public health crisis.


President Shabazz (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4407 - Res. 17-062
Adopted
Respectfully Encouraging the Delaware Department of Education to Implement a Uniform Policy Related to the Retention and Access of School Bus Video Footage

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be encouraging the Delaware Department of Education to implement a policy to establish uniform standards for retention of school bus video footage, as well as processes for access to footage following an incident.


President Shabazz(Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4408 - Res. 17-063
Adopted
Approving a Partnership Agreement between the City of Wilmington, Delaware State University, and the University of Delaware

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration and Council for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Mutual Support Agreement between the City of Wilmington, the University of Delaware and Delaware State University.


Oliver

Agenda Item #4409 - Res.17-064
Adopted
Approving those Certain Lease Agreements between the City of Wilmington and Urban Bike Project and between the City of Wilmington and Cityfest, Inc. for the Property Located at 301 E. 15th Street.

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Office of the Mayor, on behalf of Department of Real Estate and Housing, to enter into two concurrent lease agreements for the property located at 301 East 15th Street a.k.a. 1500 North Walnut Street, with Cityfest, Inc. and Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc. The leases have a term of 15 years with an option to extend another 15 years.


Turner

Agenda Item #4410 - Res. 17-065
Adopted
Approving the Filing of a Surface Water Matching Planning Grant Application to DNREC to Study Storm Water Issues in Tilton and Cool Springs Parks

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works’ application for a Surface Water Matching Grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in the amount of $40,000. The funds will be used to design a Green Infrastructure solution to the flowing of the playgrounds located in Cool Spring Park and Tilton Park and reduce Combined Sewer Overflow nearby. There is a required 100% local match.

Agenda Item #4390 Rev. 1 - Sub. 1 Ord. 17-027
Passed
To Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations

This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be approving various traffic and parking regulations in the City.

Agenda Item #4391 Rev. 1 - Sub. 1 Ord. 17-028
Passed
Authorize Contract 18001PWPS – Fleet Maintenance & Repair Services with First Vehicle Services

This Substitute 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 Fleet Management and Maintenance Contract with First Vehicle Services, Inc., for a period of five (5) years, with three possible renewal periods of one year each.

Agenda Item #4398 - Ord. 17-032
Passed
Authorize and Approve a Two-Year Contract between the City of Wilmington and Penn/MD Materials, Div. of H&K Group, Inc.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the execution of Contract 18024PW – Mineral Aggregates – between the City of Wilmington and Penn/MD Materials, Div. of H&K Group, Inc. for the period of two (2) years on or about July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, at an estimated price of $54, 578.00 per year for a total price of $109, 156.00 with the possibility of two (2) additional extensions of one (1) year thereafter with the same terms and conditions, at the option of the City.

Agenda Item #4411 - Res. 17-066
Adopted
Approving the Reappointments of Board of Directors of the Wilmington Parking Authority

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be confirming Mayor Michael S. Purzycki’s reappointments of Patrick T. Carter, Richard L. Emge, Esq., and Jeffrey J. Starkey to the Board of Directors of the Wilmington Parking Authority for terms expiring on June 30, 2021, June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2022 respectively.


President Shabazz (Turner presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4412 - Res. 17-067
Adopted
Supporting Proposals for a Direct-To-Airport Train Line and Service to Connect Wilmington with the Philadelphia International Airport

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the decision of the Federal Railroad Administration to include in its proposed Rail Investment Plan for the Northeast Corridor the creation of a direct-to-airport train from a new station in Chester to the Philadelphia International Airport, with service added to that line from Wilmington. This proposal would provide efficient and affordable public transportation options for Delawareans and enhance connectivity in the region.


Williams

Agenda Item #4413 - Res. 17-068
Adopted
To Approve the Amendments to the Southwest Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan (Public Hearing)

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be approving changes to the Southwest Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan to include as part of the plan the property located at 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, and to recommend appropriate land use and zoning for the territory the annexation of which shall be accomplished upon the passage of Ordinance No. 17-029.

Agenda Item #4392 - Ord. 17-029
Passed
Annex a Parcel of Land Located within Cathedral Cemetery at 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Being New Castle County Tax Parcel No. 07-036.30-060, Containing Approximately 26.82 Acres, Contiguous with the City Boundary in the Vicinity of the Southwest Neighborhood Analysis Area, New Castle County, Delaware, and in Connection Therewith, to Amend the Boundaries of Councilmanic District Number Seven, the Building Zone Map, and the Supplemental Building Zone Map – Flood Districts – and to Add the Annexed Territory to the City’s Corporate Boundaries (Public Hearing)

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be considering the proposed annexation of New Castle County Tax Parcel No. 07-036.30-060, containing a total of City Council approximately 26.82 acres. This parcel is outside of the City and borders the southwestern boundary of the City, New Castle County, Delaware. It also amends the description of the 7th Councilmanic District to include the annexed parcel therein. Additionally, it includes the annexed parcel on the Building Zone Map and on the Supplemental Building Zone Map with the Zoning Classification of R-3 (One Family Row Houses). Finally, it adds the parcel to the City’s corporate boundaries.

Agenda Item #4414 - Ord. 17-035
1st & 2nd Reading
To Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding the Allocation, Approval and Notification of Grant Awards

This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 2 of the City Code regarding the awarding of grant funding, to clarify the threshold for particular reporting requirements for City grants. In addition, this Ordinance adds a new section in Chapter 2 to require approval by resolution of City Council any grants of $5,000 or more awarded by the Office of the Mayor, City Council or the City Treasurer, as well as a new provision to require written notification to the City Council Finance Committee of any awarded grants under $5,000 by those entities. This Ordinance is intended to enhance the transparency and accountability of the process of awarding grant funding to support causes of community benefit and importance.


Dixon

Agenda Item #4415 - Res. 17-069
Adopted
Approving a Grant Application by the Department of Planning and Development to the Delaware Bicycle Council for a Cycling Infrastructure Innovation Grant

This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Planning and Development’s application for a Cycling Infrastructure Innovation Grant from the Delaware Bicycle Council in the amount of $20,000. The proposed grant funds will be used to study potential infrastructure improvements along and surrounding Augustine Cut-Off to improve accessibility to the City of Wilmington by bicycle and to improve bicyclist safety. No matching funds are required.


Walsh

Agenda Item #4400 - Ord. 17-033
Passed
Authorize and Approve a Multi-Year Lease Renewal between the City of Wilmington and Drywall Associates, Ltd.

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the execution of a second amendment to a lease between the City of Wilmington and Drywall Associates, Ltd., for interior space for the Police Department’s Drug and Organized Crime Vice Unit for the period of three (3) years from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, at the rental rates listed on the “Rent Schedule” attached to the Second Amendment, with the possibility of three (3) additional extensions of one (1) year thereafter at the rental rates listed on the “Rent Schedule” attached to the Second Amendment, at the option of the City.

Agenda Item #4401 - Ord. 17-034
Passed
Authorize and Approve a One (1) Year Lease Agreement Renewal between the City of Wilmington and Port Properties, LLC, with the Option to Extend for an Additional One (1) Year

This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the execution of a third amendment to a lease between the City of Wilmington and Port Properties, LLC for space to store seized vehicles for the Police Department’s Drug and Organized Crime Vice Unit for the period of one (1) year from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, at the rental rates listed on the “Rent Schedule” attached to the Third Amendment, with the possibility of an additional extension of one (1) year thereafter from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, at the rental rates listed on the “Rent Schedule” attached to the Third Amendment, at the option of the City.


President Shabazz (Walsh presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4416 - Res. 17-070
Adopted
Opposing S. 446 and H.R. 38 in the United States Congress, Related to Concealed Carry Reciprocity

This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be opposing two bills being considered before the United States Congress – S. 446, the Constitutional Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 – on the basis that such provisions could result in more guns being brought into cities, and could hinder the ability of law enforcement officials to maintain public safety.

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