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Wilmington City Council

Regular Meeting of Wilmington City Council

AGENDA - REVISION #3

  1. Call to Order
    Prayer
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Roll Call
  1. Approval of Minutes
  1. Committee Reports
  1. Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
  1. Non-Legislative Business
Chukwuocha Recognize Department of Parks and Recreation 2018 Tennis in the Streets and 2018 Senior Health & Fitness Day
Oliver Sympathy Curtis Lee Battle, Jr.
Oliver Recognize Ida Mae R. Callahan Rodgers Stallings
Turner Recognize Michelle J. Williams
Walsh Recognize Captain Gordon Davis (Kiwanis Club of Wilmington – Firefighter of the 1st Quarter)
Williams Retirement Officer John Burns
  1. Legislative Business

CHUKWUOCHA

Rev. # #4517

Sub. 1 Ord. 18-020 Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding Official Names of Streets, Parks, Playgrounds, Plazas, Buildings, Facilities, Statues and Monuments, Other Lands Reserved for Public Use (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance further formalizes and clarifies the process by which City Council can name or rename facilities by setting forth general criteria for such recognition.

#4521

A Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application of the Department of Parks and Recreation to Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Parks and Recreation through CityFest, Inc. to the Bank of  America Charitable Foundation in the amount of $65,000.00. The funds will be used to support the City’s 2018 Summer Career Development Program formally known as the Summer Youth Employment Program. There is no local match required.

SHABAZZ (Chukwuocha presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

#4473

Ord. 18-001 Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Regarding Human Rights (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 35 of the City Code to expand the authority and enhance the structure of the Wilmington Civil Rights  Commission to help protect and fulfill the full range of universal human rights as enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to locally implement the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Ordinance also provides more specific guidelines to govern the Commission’s structure, composition and procedures.

#4522

A Resolution Concerning Trauma-Informed Treatments for Children Exposed to Violence

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution emphasizes the importance of public safety and the need to strengthen and enact trauma-informed practices to better support children exposed to violence. Further, the Resolution calls upon collaborative efforts between the Mayor, district superintendents, school boards and community organizations to create communities sensitive to the effects of trauma raise and support relationships that can facilitate trauma recovery.

#4523

A Resolution Encouraging the Prohibition Against the Suspension and Expulsion of Pre-Kindergarten Through Second Grade Students

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution calls for the elimination of pre-Kindergarten through second grade out-of-school suspensions. Further, this Resolution encourages school districts to explore and utilize restorative practices as an alternative to traditional school disciplinary measures to ensure consequences are applied to a child’s misbehavior in a way that supports personal growth and positive learning opportunities for all students.

#4524

A Resolution Encouraging the Adoption of an Ethnic Studies Curriculum for School Districts Serving Students from the City of Wilmington

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution calls for the adoption of a K-12 Ethnic Studies curriculum in school districts operating in and serving students from the City of Wilmington. Research indicating increases in student attendance, GPAs and credits earned towards graduation, pair favorably with citywide education reform efforts aimed at addressing racial disparities in K-12 educational achievement.

OLIVER

#4525

An Ordinance to Approve (I) the Removal of a Portion of Downing Drive from the Official City Map and (II) Accept the Dedication of a Cul-De-Sac as Part of the Newly Configured Downing Drive Right-Of-Way (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the removal of a portion of Downing Drive from the Official City Map. This Ordinance also accepts the dedication of a cul-de-sac at the terminus of Downing Drive to the City and authorizes its addition to the Official City Map.

SHABAZZ (Oliver presenting on behalf of Shabazz)

#4526

An Ordinance to Authorize the Educational Access Channel Agreement between Red Clay Consolidated School District and the City of Wilmington (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into an Educational Access Channel Agreement with the Red Clay Consolidated School District. The Educational Access Channel Agreement provides that the Red Clay Consolidated School District shall operate and manage an educational access channel under the City’s cable franchise agreement with Comcast for a two year period commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2020. There will be no annual cost to the City under the Educational Access Channel Agreement.

#4527

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code Regarding Storage of Tapes of Council Meetings (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 2 of the City Code related to storage requirements for tapes of Council meetings. This Ordinance would ensure that videos of standing committee meetings are included, and that language is inclusive of electronic video footage, consistent with applicable provisions of State law, and accounting for advancements in technology and the modernization of the City’s television station.

FREEL

#4489

Ord. 18-007 Establish a Rate of Taxation on Real Property and the Taxable Property of Public Utilities for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance sets the property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) based on the certification by the Board of Assessment of the assessed valuation of taxable real property in the City and the Mayor’s estimates of revenue measures necessary to balance the City budget as required by the City Charter. There is no change to the property tax rate.

#4490

Ord. 18-008 Amend Chapter 45 of the City Code Regarding (i) Sewer System Rates sand Charges and Water Rates and Charges for Fiscal Year 2019 and (ii) Monthly Facilities Charges (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts Water, Sewer, and Stormwater charges and rates for Fiscal Year 2019. In addition, this Ordinance amends monthly facilities charges.

Rev. 1 #4491

Sub. 1 Ord. 18-009 Adopt a Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2019-2014 Inclusive (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts the Capital Program for the Six Fiscal Years 2019-2024.

Rev. 1 #4492

Ord. 18-010 Adopt a Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts the Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Budget, which being an alternating year, contains zero dollars.

Rev. 1 #4493

Sub. 1 Ord. 18-011 Adopt the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2018 and Ending on June 30, 2019 (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance enacts the annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

 #4530

An Ordinance to Authorize a Contract between the City of Wilmington and USI Insurance Services LLC for Life and Health Insurance Brokerage Services (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a contract with USI Insurance Services LLC for life and health insurance brokerage services for the term of one (1) year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 at an estimated price of One Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($135,000.00), with the possibility of three (3) extensions of one (1) year each thereafter upon the same terms and conditions.

#4531

An Ordinance to Authorize a Contract between the City of Wilmington and USI Insurance Services LLC for Property and Casualty Insurance Brokerage Services (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a contract with USI Insurance LLC for property and casualty insurance brokerage services for the term of one (1) year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 at an estimated price of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00), with the possibility of three (3) extensions of one (1) year each thereafter upon the same terms and conditions.

#4532

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the City Code Regarding the Head Tax Abatement/Exemption Program (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Chapter 5 of the City Code by amending Section 5-102A thereof to extend the expiration date of the City’s head tax abatement/exemption program until June 30, 2023.

DIXON

#4534

A Resolution Authorizing the Submission of a Grant Application by the Department of Planning and Development with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to Fund the City’s Historic Preservation Planning
Program for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes a grant application of the Department of Planning and Development to the Delaware Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in the amount of $7,932 to continue the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program, which has been in existence for over 30 years.

#4535

A Resolution Supporting the Bipartisan Efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Campaign for Smart Justice

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution offers support toward the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice – a multiyear effort to reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50%, combat radical disparities in the criminal justice system by challenging the injustices that have helped make America the world’s largest incarcerator.

GUY

#4536

A Resolution Regarding the Sub-naming of the 1200 Block of North Heald Street as “Edward L. Loper, Sr. Boulevard”

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution encourages the Mayor to sub-name the 1200 block of North Heald Street as “Edward L. Loper, Sr. Boulevard”, in recognition of the renowned artist and teacher’s significant contributions to the City of Wilmington.

WALSH

#4537

A Resolution Authorizing the Wilmington Police Department’s Application for a Grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s application for a grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council in amount of $151,362.00. The funds will be used to fund a Crime Analyst and Consultant for a Strategic Intervention Plan to combat violent crime in Wilmington. No local matching funds are required.

#4538

An Ordinance to Authorize and Approve a Contract between the City of Wilmington and Asset Management Alliance, LLC (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance authorizes the execution of Contract 19001EMPS – Building Management Services at the Emergency Operation Center – between the City of Wilmington and Asset Management Alliance, LLC for the period of one (1) year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, at an estimated price of Ninety Eight Thousand Five Hundred Eight Dollars ($98,508.00), with the possibility of three (3) additional extensions of one (1) year thereafter at the same annual price, at the option of the City.

  1. Petitions and Communications
  1. Adjournment

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