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Wilmington City Council

Regular Meeting of Wilmington City Council

AGENDA

  • Call to Order
    Prayer
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Roll Call
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Committee Reports
  • Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
  • Non-Legislative Business
  • All Council – Sympathy Russlean Eaddy
  • All Council – Sympathy former Wilmington Mayor and Delaware Congressman Harry G. “Hal” Haskell
  • Freel – Recognition Jake A. Poppiti
  • Oliver – Sympathy Jordan N. Tate
  • Oliver – Sympathy Barbara Barnes Coleman
  • Oliver – Sympathy Rashida R. McNeil-Fuller
  • Oliver – Sympathy Harrison E. Cephas
  • Oliver – Sympathy Lillian Marie Beard
  • Oliver – Sympathy James Pinkett
  • Oliver – Sympathy Kerisha M. Stroman
  • Shabazz – Sympathy Matthew Stehl
  • Shabazz – Sympathy Marietta McMillan
  • Shabazz – Sympathy Howard H. Brown, Esq.
  • Shabazz – Recognize Nomad 10th Anniversary
  • Turner – Sympathy Patricia A. Lindsey
  • Legislative Business
  • SHABAZZ (Oliver presenting on behalf of Shabazz)
  • #4762 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code Regarding Bed Bug Extermination and Treatment (1st & 2nd Reading)

    Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance prescribes the duties of landlords and tenants with regard to the treatment and control of bed bugs. For any rental agreement for a dwelling unit entered into or renewed after the effective date of this Ordinance, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into such agreement shall provide to such tenant an informational brochure on bed bug prevention and treatment prepared by the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
  • TURNER
  • #4763 A Resolution Approving First Amendment to License Agreement for Clear Wireless Carrier Sprint Spectrum Realty Company, LLC for the Foulk Road Water Tank

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution approves the First Amendment to a License Agreement between the City and Sprint Spectrum Realty Company, LLC (“Sprint”) which permits Sprint to install and operate communications antennas on and a control cabinet at the base of the City’s water tower located on or near 1651 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware. The First Amendment will: (1) extend the term of the License Agreement for an additional five (5) years commencing on August 1, 2020; (2) increase the license fee payable by Sprint to the City under the License Agreement to $3,333.33 per month commencing on August 1, 2020 with an increase of three percent (3%) annual thereafter; and (3) provide Sprint with an option to renew the License Agreement for two (2) additional terms of five (5) years after the first five-year extension.
  • JOHNSON
  • #4764 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for Electronic Surveillance Equipment

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware in the total amount of $29,538.17. The proposed grant funds would be used to make a surveillance camera equipment purchases, upgrades for the Department’s Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division’s undercover fleet, and overtime funds for narcotics investigations. No local matching funds are required.
  • #4765 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grant Program for Personnel and Equipment Funding

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s pass-through grant applications to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) grant program in the total amount of $29,538.17. The proposed grant funds would be used to fund overtime for two detectives and their police vehicles to engage with HIDTA law enforcement initiatives developed to identify and disrupt/dismantle drug trafficking organizations and money laundering organizations; reduce drug-related crime and violence; and identify and respond to emerging drug trends. No local matching funds are required.
  • #4766 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council Stop Violence Against Women Grant Program for Overtime Funding

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council (“CJC”) in the total amount of $33,685.00. The said grant funds will be used to provide funding in the amount of $33,685.00 for overtime to be dedicated to the enforcement of Protection From Abuse (PFA) order warrant attempts.
  • #4767 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for SALLE funds to be Used for Advanced and Specialized Training

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the total amount of $54,384.63. The proposed grant funds will be used to provide advanced and specialized training in the areas of both law enforcement and drug enforcement for sworn officers. No local matching funds are required.
  • #4768 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for a Robotic Ordnance Disposal Unit

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the total amount of $78,000.00. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase a Type II Explosive Ordnance Disposal (“EOD”) Robot (Remotec model #F6B). No local matching funds are required.
  • #4769 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for Funds to Retrofit and Upgrade Departmental Shotguns

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the total amount of $18,000.00. The proposed grant funds would be used to retrofit and upgrade the current departmental shotguns. No local matching funds are required.
  • #4770 A Resolution Approving the Wilmington Police Department’s Grant Application to the Department of Justice for Ten (10) Motorized Trikke Police Interceptors

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant applications to the State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council in the total amount of $100,000.00. The proposed grant funds would be used to purchase ten (10) Trikke Police Interceptor mobile vehicles along with safety equipment and training, providing police officers with additional contact with the community while simultaneously enabling the officers to respond quickly to incidents.
  • SHABAZZ (Johnson presenting on behalf of Shabazz)
  • #4759 Ord. 20-004 Adopt the Major Subdivision known as “South Road Connector” and Accept the Dedication of an Unnamed City Street Between the South Walnut Street Access Road and Garasches Lane to be Added to the Official City Map (3rd & Final Reading)

    Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance approves the South Road Connector Major Subdivision and accepts the dedication of an unnamed street connecting the southern side of Garasches Lane to the South Walnut Access Road.
  • ADAMS
  • #4771 A Resolution to Amend City Council Rules 2 and 3 Regarding Order of Business and Public Comment

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution amends City Council Rules 2 and 3 to provide for the following: (1) public comment will be part of the order of business at regular meetings of City Council; (2) the public comment period, which had occurred from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before regular Council meetings, will now take place immediately after regular Council meetings are called to order; (3) the sign up deadline for members of the public who would like to speak during the public comment period will be changed from 5:45 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.; (4) any person who has signed up with the City Clerk by 6:25 p.m. will be allowed to speak for up to three minutes during the public comment period; (5) there will be no limit on the number of speakers allowed to speak during public comment period; (6) the duplicative public comment period after the close of debate on each legislative item at regular City Council meetings is eliminated; and (7) the duplicative second round of debate by Council Members at regular City Council meetings is eliminated. In addition, as housekeeping matters, certain sections of Rule 2 are relettered and the word “official” in the first sentence of Rule 2 is replaced with the word “regular”.
  • GUY
  • #4761 A Resolution Authorizing a Grant to Christina Cultural Arts Center

    Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council Member Samuel L. Guy for Council’s review and approval. As stated in Section 2-369 of the City Code, City Council authorization is required for Council member Samuel L. Guy to award a $1,000 grant to the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Incorporated, from his portion of City Council’s Discretionary Fund. In order to provide this grant, this Resolution must be passed by City Council.
  • #4772 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code Regarding the Inspection of Dwellings Prior to Lease or Rental (1st & 2nd Reading)

    Synopsis: This Ordinance amends Section 34-45 regarding pre-rental inspections.
  • Petitions and Communications
  • Adjournment

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