CITY COUNCIL AGENDA RESULTS

MAY 9, 2013 (Youth in City Government Day)

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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.

Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th District

3817 Ordinance 13-014
Referred to Committee
Authorize the Extension of City Contract 13020WD - Water Distribution System Maintenance with Brandywine Construction Co., Inc.
  Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year extension of the City’s current contract with Brandywine Construction Company for maintenance of the City’s water distribution system with the possibility of another one-year extension of the contract at the option of the City. The annual amount of the contract is $2.5 million. There is no increase in the overall cost of the proposed contract extension versus the current contract that is in place with the same company.
3818 Ordinance 13-015
Referred to Committee
Authorize the Extension of City Contract 13036PW – Sewer Construction with Brandywine Construction Co., Inc.
  Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a one-year extension of the City’s current contract with Brandywine Construction Company for sewer infrastructure maintenance and construction with the possibility of another one-year extension of the contract at the option of the City. The annual amount of the contract is $988,600. There is no increase in the overall cost of the proposed contract extension versus the current contract that is in place with the same company.

Samuel Prado: 5th District

3819 Resolution 13-033
Adopted
Authorizing the Acquisition of 606 East 11th Street from Inter-Neighborhood Foundation (INF) of Wilmington to Assist with the City of Wilmington’s De-Lead Program Housing Needs
  Synopsis Approval of this Resolution by City Council would allow the City to acquire this property from INF at no cost to the City for use as a lead-free relocation home for children and families whose homes are undergoing remediation to remove lead-based paint. The City previously spent over $100,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization funds to renovate the property, but INF has not been able to sell the property at an acceptable price in the current sluggish real estate market. Real Estate and Housing would instead like to use the property to temporarily house DELead client families and then re-visit the sale of the property when the housing market improves.
3820 Resolution 13-034
Adopted
Authorizing the Mayor to File the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Annual Action Plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Including Funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Improvement Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
  Synopsis Approval of this Resolution by City Council would authorize the City to allocate $3,348,520 in Federal dollars to support various community-based programs. These include $1,914,703 allotted for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), $416,976 for the HOME Improvement Program (HOME), $182,996 for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and $575,240 for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). The determination as to how these funds would be distributed throughout the community was made earlier this year by a committee comprised of Administration officials, City Council officials and community members.
3821 Resolution 13-035
Adopted
Approving the Filing of a Grant Application by the Department of Planning with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to Fund the City’s Historic Preservation Planning Program for the Federal Fiscal Year 2013
  Synopsis Approval of this Resolution by City Council would allow the City Planning Department to apply to the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for a $17,272 grant. The grant supports the annual salary of the Historic Preservation Planner position within the Planning Department. The remainder of the salary for this position is funded by the Departments of Planning ($29,961) and Real Estate and Housing ($9,672). The historic preservation planner provides technical assistance to City departments and constituents on historic preservation issues and opportunities in the City; conducts federal project reviews for the City in accordance with the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act; provides guidance on historic preservation tax incentive programs; conducts architectural surveys and develops (or helps constituents to develop) new National Register of Historic Places nominations; and represents the City in statewide historic preservation projects, issues and opportunities. The position performs Section 106 reviews of HUD DELead projects, provides administrative support to the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware and facilitates quarterly meetings of the Wilmington Preservation Roundtable.
3822 Ordinance
Held
Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code to Approve the Adoption of the “The International Code Council of 2012,” The International Building and Residential Codes and Amendments to be Set Forth in Chapter 4 of the City Code as the City’s Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes
  Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an update to the City’s Building, Mechanical and Plumbing Code which is administered and enforced by the Department of Licenses and Inspections. The Ordinance would delete international code references dating back to 2003 and would substitute updated code references adopted by the International Code Council in 2012. The updated Code establishes provisions applicable to construction, alteration, removal, demolition, use and occupancy and location and maintenance of buildings and structures. The new Code references would cover items such as, but not limited to, requirements for smoke alarms, fire sprinkler systems, carbon monoxide detectors, energy efficiency standards, stair treads and risers, roof flashing locations, duct joints, seams and connections, dryer exhaust ducts, etc.

NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

All Council Welcome Sister City Kalmar, Sweden Mayor and Delegation
All Council Recognize Youth In City Government
All Council Wilmington Parks & Recreation’s Tennis in the Streets
D. Brown Congratulate Jean Richardson Court #1 and Omega Lodge of Perfection #1, A.A. S. R. F.
Cabrera Recognize Former Wilmington Police Department Inspector Sean Finerty
Cabrera Sympathy Luz Divina Diaz
Chukwuocha/Cabrera Recognize Our Time organization and founder Lorraine Thomas
Congo Commend Joseph Schora
Gregory/M. Brown Sympathy Jerome “Romie” Waters
Shabazz Rev. Dr. Vincent P. Oliver 27th Pastoral Anniversary
Shabazz Sympathy Brandon Smith
Williams Commend Charter School of Wilmington Girls Swimming Team