Agenda for Regular Meeting Revision

09/05/2019 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business

HARLEE

  • Recognize National Healing Day

OLIVER

  • Sympathy Gail A. Purnell

SHABAZZ

  • Sympathy Charles Brown (Monday Club)

Note: The agenda was amended to add agenda #4704, which was inadvertently omitted due to an oversight error. In addition, the order of the agenda was changed.


Legislative Business

SHABAZZ (Freel presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4704 - Res. 19-043
Adopted
A Resolution to Appoint City Council Member for the Seventh Councilmanic District

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution appoints Christofer C. Johnson, pursuant to Wilm. C. (Charter) § 2-101, Wilm. C. (Charter) § 2-103, and Wilm. C. (Code) § 2-34, to fill the vacancy created by former Council Member Robert A. Williams for the remainder of former Council Member Williams term in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee of the Whole.


GRAY

Agenda Item #4701 - Res. 19-044
Adopted
A Resolution Providing for Equal Distribution of Community Service Funds among the Members of City Council

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution provides for equal distribution between the members of City Council of the funds designated under Fund 101, Division 120, Accounts 54605, 54608, 54609, 54621 and 54622 as well as the funds designated under Fund 101, Division 127, Accounts 54608, 54621 and 54622 in the Annual City of Wilmington Operating Budget, to be used as Community Service Funds by such members, subject to the procedures of awarding grants of $5,000 or more as set forth in the Wilmington City Code.


CONGO

Agenda Item #4695 - Ord. 19-039
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Amend Chapters 3 and 13 of the Wilmington City Code to Provide for a Refund of Administrative Fees in Instances of Successful Appeals of Alleged Violations Incurred Thereunder

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Sections 3-11(e) and 13-3 of the Wilmington City Code by revising those sections to provide for a refund of the administrative fee incurred thereunder in instances where the alleged violator has appealed the civil penalty and had such civil penalty reversed, revoked, or vacated by a written decision of the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections (or his or her designee).


SHABAZZ (Harlee presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4698 - Ord. 19-042
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City's General Obligation Bond, Series of 2019D-SRF, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary for Capital Projects of the City of Wilmington Relating to Phase III of the City's Transmission and Distribution Water Main Improvements; Providing for the Sale of the Bond to the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the issuance of a General Obligation Bond, Series of 2019D-SRF, in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, which will be sold to the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in order to (i) finance capital projects of the City, specifically, Phase III of the City’s Transmission and Distribution Water Main Improvements Project as set forth in the City’s capital budget for its Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020, (ii) pay administrative costs relating to such capital projects, and (iii) pay the cost of issuing the 2019D Bond.

Agenda Item #4702 - Res. 19-045
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging DNREC to Open Up the New Guidelines to Move Forward with the Grant to Offer Additional Financial Assistance Available for Low-Income Subgroups within New Wastewater and Drinking Water Project Areas Financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution request DNREC to open up the new guidelines to move forward with the grant application process for additional financial assistance available for low income subgroups within new wastewater and drinking water project areas financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.


FREEL

Agenda Item #4697 - Ord. 19-041
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
Authorize and Approve an Extension of Contract 20003LI Between the City of Wilmington and R & A Contractors, LLC for Vacant Property Services

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to exercise its option to extend Contract 20003LI – Vacant Property Services – between the City of Wilmington and R & A Contractors, LLC for the period of one (1) year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, at an estimated price of Seventy-Six Thousand, Four Hundred Dollars ($76,400.00).

Agenda Item #4699 - Ord. 19-043
3rd & Final Reading - Passed
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 44 of the City Code Regarding the Inspection of State of Delaware Tax Returns by the City of Wilmington

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 44-112 of the City Code to comply with the State Code requirements regarding the City’s examination or investigation of the State of Delaware tax returns of any taxpayer who has a place of residence, business, or employment in the City.  In addition, as a housekeeping matter, this Ordinance renumbers certain subsections of Section 44-112.


SHABAZZ (Dixon presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4703 - Res. 19-046
Adopted
A Resolution Encouraging the Delaware General Assembly to Enact Legislation Regarding Fair Work Week Regulations Pertaining to Employers with More Thank 150 Employees and Over 300 Locations Worldwide

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution calls upon the Delaware General Assembly to enact legislation requiring employers with more than 150 employees and over 30 locations worldwide to provide advance written notice of work schedules, predictability pay to their service workers and additional compensation for any last-minute schedule changes, which several jurisdictions across the country, including Oregon, California, New York, and Philadelphia have enacted scheduling legislation to address the issues faced by employees with unpredictable work schedules and consequently unpredictable income.

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