Agenda for Regular Meeting

09/04/2014 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

D. Brown 

  • Congratulate bishop Carl Turner

Cabrera 

  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and LACC  Open House

Gregory/Chukwuocha 

  • Recognize James H. Gilliam, Sr.

Walsh/Gregory

  • Congratulate Eunice LaFate “Governor’s Awards for the Arts”

Walsh

  • Retirement Karen Burton

Legislative Business

Dorsey Walker

Agenda Item #3974 - Ord. 14-040
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to amend Chapter 44 of the City Code in order to extend the City’s exemptions from real estate taxation to caregivers

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.If approved, Council would be authorizing a property tax exemption for a property owner who qualifies under certain conditions as a caretaker to another person. Currently, the City offers a tax exemption for elderly and/or disabled individuals that is calculated on the first $40,500 of the assessed value of a property. This ordinance would allow qualified caregivers to be eligible for a similar property tax exemption. Whereas, however, an elderly and/or disabled property owner may apply for an exemption for a three-year period after which time they may re-apply, a qualified caregiver would be eligible for only a one-year exemption and would have to re-apply each year to keep that exemption. The new category of caregiver is defined as a property owner whose family member is chronically ill, disabled, or is otherwise unable to perform the critical tasks of personal care necessary for everyday survival. If this Ordinance is approved by Council and signed by the Mayor, it will become effective on December 1, 2014 and will carry a five-year sunset provision that would make it effective only until December 1, 2019, unless it is extended by ordinance.


Williams

Agenda Item #3975 - Ord. 14-041
1st & 2nd Reading
An Ordinance to enact certain traffic/parking Regulations

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes to Chapter 37 of the City Code related to traffic and parking regulations. The Ordinance addresses school bus parking, childcare drop-off, no parking, 15-minute parking and affects areas such as East 10th and North French Streets, West 4th Street and Greenhill Avenue, East 4th Street and North Market Street and West 9th Street and North Union Street. The Ordinance also rescinds no parking, two hour parking and loading zone rules for areas such as West 19th Street and North Market Streets, South Connell Street and Oak Street and West 4th Street and Greenhill Avenue. The details of the Ordinance can be found at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda.

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