Regular Meeting of Wilmington City Council

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
    Invocation
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Acceptance of Treasurer's Report

5. Non-legislative Business

D. Brown Recognize Allen "Duffy" Samuels
D. Brown Salute BrightFields, Inc.
D. Brown Congratulate Miss Delaware USA Renee Bull
M. Brown Retirement Delores Nelson
M. Brown Sympathy Stanford Avant
M. Brown Sympathy Gene Garnell
Cabrera Sympathy Dr. Katherine L. Esterly
Congo Recognize Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated
Gregory Sympathy Jerry R. Steed
Gregory Retirement Blondeborah Jackson Winn
Gregory Commend Wilmington Titans Youth Football League
Dorsey Walker Recognize Moorish Science Temple of America #64
Williams Retirement Battalion Chief Raymond Brock

5. Legislative Business

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha: 1st District

Agenda #4006
Resolution
Pending
Respectfully urging the State of Delaware General Assembly to consider adopting a multi-period count day funding model for our state that will benefit our students, schools, districts and communities
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be asking the State of Delaware to adopt a new funding model that will benefit students, schools, districts and communities. The model would call for multi-period count to determine the number of students for state funding purposes as opposed to the current singular unit count.

Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th District

Revision 1 to Agenda #3999
Ordinance 14-053
3rd & Final Reading
Amend Chapter 48 of the City Code to repeal Article IX, Sections 48-431 through 48-436; to adopt a new Article XII, Sections 48-562 through 48-597; to adopt flood hazard maps, to designate a floodplain administrator, to adopt administrative procedures, and to adopt criteria for development in flood hazard areas, and for other purposes; to provide for applicability; repealer; and an effective date (Public Hearing)
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing certain revisions to Chapter 48 of the City Code related to floodplain management regulations in order for the City to continue to meet the Federal requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Agenda #4007
Ordinance
1st & 2nd Reading
To enact certain traffic/parking regulations
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing “No Parking, Bus Stop Between Signs” signage on North DuPont Street at West 16th Street, North Walnut Street at East 8th Street and North Walnut Street at East 10th Street.
Agenda #4008
Ordinance
1st & 2nd Reading
To enact certain traffic/parking regulations
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing traffic signage such as “All-Way Stop” signs on Baynard Boulevard and on North Orange Street; “Stop” signs on North Tatnall and on West 39th Street; “No Turn on Red” sign on West 7th Street; “No Parking Between Signs Anytime” signs on West 31st and on West 7th; “No Parking Child Drop Off” on North Van Buren Street; “No Parking Loading Zone” on North Pine Street; “Four-Hour Parking” on South Tatnall; “Two-Hour Parking” on North French Street; and “One-Hour Parking” on North Union Street. The Ordinance also rescinds some signage.

Maria D. Cabrera: At-Large

Agenda #4009
Ordinance
1st & 2nd Reading
To amend Chapter 36 of the City Code regarding disorderly premises
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 36 of the City Code to support and augment the City’s current nuisance property law. The Ordinance would define the term “disorderly premises” and provide penalties for those who allow for circumstances to arise creating a public inconvenience or annoyance through fighting or noise-making that threatens the peace and security of City neighborhoods. Those found guilty of violating this proposed law would be fined no less than $250 up to $1,000 for the first offense; $500 up to $2,500 for the second offense and $1000 up to $5,000 for a third and subsequent offence. The owner of a residential property who occupies the dwelling or the tenant would receive a criminal summons for a violation of this law while an absentee owner of the violating property could receive four points on the City’s Nuisance Property Point System. This law would be enforced by the Wilmington Police Department.
  1. Petitions and Communications
  2. Adjournment