CITY COUNCIL AGENDA RESULTS

JANUARY 16, 2014

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LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

As a public service to the community, Wilmington City Council provides links to ordinances and resolutions presented at each City Council meeting.

Charles M. "Bud" Freel: 8th District

Agenda #3892
Ordinance 14-001
Enacted but not codified
Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations at Specific Locations in the City
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing signage indicating new or revised traffic or parking regulations along 24 streets throughout the City. The Ordinance would also rescind parking or traffic regulations along seven streets in the City. The complete list of changes is available in the Ordinance at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda.
Agenda #3894
Ordinance 14-002
Referred to Committee
Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code Regarding the Registration of Vacant Properties
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to the City’s Vacant Property Registration Fee Law that would create a category of “occupancy ready” and would exempt buildings that qualify for the new category from the imposition of an annual vacant property registration fee. Additionally, non-profit housing providers who receive a vacant building from the City for rehabilitation or receive public funds from the City for the acquisition, rehabilitation or redevelopment of a vacant building will no longer be billed for a vacant property fee. Rather, these non-profit housing providers will be billed only from the time that the entity received the property or funds from the City. This provision is retroactive for May 1, 2003. Finally, under this Ordinance, all non-profit agencies as defined by the IRS may be eligible for a four-year waiver of their vacant property registration fee.
Agenda #3895
Ordinance 14-003
Referred to Committee
Authorize the Annual Reconciliation of Accounts by Transferring Funds to Various Offices and Departments in the City of Wilmington to Fulfill Obligations for the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2013
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing, based on information from the Director of the Department of Finance, the transfer of funds among City departments and offices as part of the City’s annual reconciliation of accounts. These fund transfers are carried out to ensure that all government department accounts are properly balanced for the FY 2013 fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2013.

Michael A. Brown, Sr.: At-Large

Agenda #3893
Ordinance 14-004
Referred to Committee
Approve ShotSpotter Flex Gunfire Location, Alert and Analysis Service Contract
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to adopt a new crime-fighting tool called ShotSpotter. This is gunfire detection, location and alert system that detects and locates gunfire and automatically alerts first responders within seconds of shots being fired. The term of the contract is for three years at a total three-year cost of $415,000. This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a contract for ShotSpotter but does not obligate the City to enter into a contract.

Justen A. Wright: At-Large

Agenda #3896
Ordinance 14-005
Referred to Committee
Amend Chapter 37 of the Wilmington City Code to Establish a "Commercial Services Parking Permit"
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If
approved, Council would be authorizing the creation of a new parking permit category—Commercial Services Parking Permit—which would be issued to for-profit commercial services companies that provide services to properties located within the City limits. A commercial service company may apply for a Commercial Services Parking Permit from the City on an annual basis for a fee of $200. The permit authorizes the operator of a commercial service company vehicle to park the vehicle on any City street Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in order to provide a service to a City property without incurring a parking ticket. This includes parking at metered parking spaces. A company applying for such a permit must possess a valid City-issued business license and must not have any outstanding financial obligations to the City including parking tickets, taxes and/or fees.

NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

All Council Retirement Judith Pilnick
Williams Retirement Master Corporal Alvin Boardley