Wilmington City Council Newsletter May 10, 2022

Upcoming Council Meetings

Join us for our upcoming City Council and Committee meetings in May 2022. You can participate in several ways: on our Facebook page here, on WITN22 YouTube page here, online at WITN22.org, on TV by tuning in to Comcast Channel 22, or via Zoom. Citizens wishing to be heard on issues are encouraged to voice their concerns at the appropriate meeting. To view the agenda, agenda items, and instructions on how you can join the meeting via Zoom, visit our Events Calendar here and click on the meeting you’re interested in joining.

FREE Business Resource Fair and Networking Event

The City of Wilmington’s Office of Economic Development is hosting a Diverse Business Resource Fair and Networking Event on Tuesday, May 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Louis L. Redding Government Building at 800 North French Street.
The event is organized by Wilmington’s Small and Minority Business Development Manager, James Williams, in partnership with Denita Henderson and the team from Delaware’s Small Business Development Center, with the goal for small businesses to:
  • Meet key Economic Development and Supplier Diversity leaders from across the state
  • Learn about special resources under Delaware’s new Community Navigator Program
  • Network with diverse businesses from across Wilmington and other local communities
For more information, call Wilmington’s 311 Customer Service Center and ask to speak with Sean or James in the Office of Economic Development.

Wilmington City Council participates in
Youth In City Government Day

On May 5, 2022, members of the Wilmington City Council participated in this year’s Youth In City Government Program virtually and in person in Council Chambers located in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building at 800 N. French Street in Wilmington, DE.
Sponsored by The Department of Parks & Recreation and the Division of Youth and Families, with collaboration from Mayor Mike Purzycki, Wilmington City Council, and various city Department Heads, the Youth In City Government Program works with local school districts to educate students on the democratic political process and the various roles they can play.
The program includes a four-step process:
  1. Delegates – Each school selects eleven students representing each party to attend the Convention.
  2. Conventions – A one-day convention is held for each political party at the City/County Building. Students elect individuals from their party to run in a citywide election for Mayor, City Treasurer, Council President, as well as twelve City Council seats.
  3. Campaigns – Selected candidates solicit the support of their delegates to campaign for them at their school.
  4. Election – Each participating school votes for the candidate of their choice.
The Youth In City Government experience culminates with the elected and appointed youth officials spending a day with our existing elected city officials and appointed city employees.  The experience is designed to promote more responsible voting behavior during adulthood by understanding the importance of the process. For a complete list of students that were selected from their schools to participate in the 2022 Youth In City Government Day program, visit the link here.
City Council Members participated with students during in-person events throughout the day and during the regular city council meeting held on May 5, 2022, which can be seen here.

Agreement reached between City of Wilmington and New Castle County – Water Sewer

Wilmington City Council recently approved a ten-year agreement for the period of Fiscal Year 2022 through Fiscal Year 2032 between the City of Wilmington and New Castle County for the continued treatment of County sewage at the Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant (the “Plant”) and the Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility (the “REBF”). The agreement provides for, among other things, the allocation between the City and the County of operations and maintenance costs, capital costs, and debt service costs for both the Plant and the REBF. The agreement also resolves the City’s claims against the County for certain prior fiscal years, including a true-up owed by the County for Fiscal Year 2021 and the payment of $6,657,360.00 by the County for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2020. To view the resolution that City Council passed on May 5, 2022, visit the link here.


Media Contact: 
Yesenia TaverasDirector of Communications
302-576-2585 | Cell: 302-757-5748
Email: ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com
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