Wilmington City Council Meets Tomorrow Night (Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m.) in Regular Session

Posted on  08/28/2013 1:46 pm

Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory, on behalf of all Members of Council, invites citizens to attend the next meeting of City Council which will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, August 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building. Citizens who are unable to attend are invited to view the meeting live or on replay on WITN, Channel 22 on the Comcast system, or online live or anytime at WITN22.org.

City Council’s agenda for its regular meetings includes a synopsis or summary immediately following the formal listing of each Ordinance or Resolution so citizens are better able to understand and follow the proceedings of Council. You can view and download a complete copy of any Council Ordinance or Resolution by visiting the City’s website at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda.

The agenda for the August 29 meeting is as follows, beginning with the name of the sponsoring Council Member:

DARIUS BROWN
#3852

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code to Compile and Maintain an Employment Referral Registry of City Residents that have Previously Applied for Employment with the City of Wilmington (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for its review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending Chapter 40 of the City Code to establish a “City to Work Registry.” The registry would be a compilation of City residents who applied for a City government position, but were unsuccessful in achieving the position. Under this Ordinance, the City’s Department of Human Resources would be required to update the registry every six months and forward the names on the registry to any temporary employment agency doing business with the City in an effort to enable the unsuccessful City government job candidates to obtain employment with the temporary agency.

HANIFA SHABAZZ
Rev. 1 #3833
Sub. 1 Ord. 13-021

Amend Chapter 37 of the City Code by Amending the Boundaries of Residential Parking Area “F” and to Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations throughout the City (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This is a substitute Ordinance that is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending the boundaries of Residential Parking Area “F” and would also be approving numerous changes to traffic and parking regulations throughout the City. Please visit the City website through the following link www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda for the details of the traffic and parking regulations changes which are too numerous to list in a synopsis.

#3842
Ord. 13-025

Approve that Certain Agreement of Sale and Certain Contribution Agreement Whereby the City of Wilmington Agrees to Purchase the Finger-Gordon Property to Create the South Wilmington Wetlands (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to proceed with the acquisition of the Finger-Gordon property in South Wilmington. The City would contribute $808,833 of the total $1.5 million purchase price to obtain approximately 20-acres of land which would become part of the planned South Wilmington Wetlands and Flood Mitigation Program.

ROBERT WILLIAMS
#3853

A Resolution to Support Participation in the Delaware Economic Development Office Downtown Delaware Commercial District Affiliate Program (Lincoln & Union Streets)

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for its review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting the efforts of the commercial business community along the Lincoln Street and Union Street corridors to participate in the Downtown Delaware Commercial District Affiliate Program. This program has been established by the Delaware Economic Development Office to assist localities in developing private/public efforts to revitalize their downtown commercial areas.

CHARLES FREEL
#3844
Ord. 13-027

Authorize the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bonds (South Wilmington Wetlands Project), Series 2013-SRF Land Conservation Loan Program, in Order to Provide the Funds Necessary to Finance the City’s Acquisition of Land for the South Wilmington Wetlands Project; Providing for the Sale of the Bonds; and Authorizing Other Necessary Action (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the issuance of up to $4.37 million of General Obligation Bonds in order to provide financing for the acquisition and restoration of the South Wilmington Wetlands Project, the placement of such land in permanent conservation to help address flooding concerns, and provide significant water quality and recreation benefit to the City. Council would also be authorizing the payment of costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds.

#3854
An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of the City’s General Obligation Bond (Wilmington Housing Partnership Project) in order to Provide the Funds Necessary to Finance the Construction or Rehabilitation of Housing and the Refinancing of a Prior Loan; Authorizing a Loan of a Portion of the Proceeds to the Wilmington Housing Partnership Corporation; providing for the Sale of the Bond; and Authorizing other Necessary Action (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the issuance of up to $4 million General Obligation Bonds to provide financing for the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) to acquire, construct or rehabilitate housing in Wilmington. The new financing would also enable the WHP to refinance the outstanding amount of the City’ General Obligation Bond Series 2010. Part or all of the proceeds for the bond sale will be a loan to the WHP.

MICHAEL BROWN
#3855

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code Regarding the Donated Leave Program (1st & 2nd Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for its review and approval. If approved, Council would be revising Chapter 40 of the City Code to allow eligible City employees to donate their earned sick or vacation days directly to fellow City employees which they designate. The current City Code only allows employees to donate their earned sick or vacation days to the City’s Donated Leave Bank which are then distributed to other employees per policies developed by the Department of Human Resources.