Regular Meeting of Wilmington City Council

Thursday, August 21, 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

All Council Sympathy Alice J. Greer
All Council Salute former Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker
All Council Sympathy Michele Antoinette Pray Griffiths
D. Brown Best wishes Mary E. Winston – 92nd birthday
D. Brown/Council Retirement Estella “Stella” Dunning
D. Brown Best wishes Dr. Joseph E. Johnson
Cabrera Recognize One Village Alliance - 20th Annual People’s Festival 4Peace and Tribute to Bob Marley
Chukwuocha Best wishes Mother Mary Ruth Boyce
Dorsey Walker Sympathy Terry Kimble
Gregory Commend Dr. Nina Anderson
Gregory Congratulate Tywan Rashad Brooks
Gregory Retirement Audrey Brooks
Gregory/M. Brown Sympathy Shirley Lee Gregory
Gregory Congratulate Eagle Scout Matthew J. Graesser
Shabazz Retirement John Barnes
Williams Sympathy Jalil Louis Bryant
Wright Recognize Dwight-Womack family
Wright Recognize Pastor Robert J. Goodman

6. Legislative Business

Ernest "Trippi" Congo II: 2nd District

Agenda #3968
Resolution 14-038
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept the donation of 509 Concord Avenue from US Bank National Association Trustee
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to obtain the property at 509 Concord Avenue from the current owner—US Bank National Association Trustee—at no cost to the City. The bank will make a $10,000 cash contribution to the City that would be used to help rehabilitate the property for an owner-occupied sale.

Darius J. Brown: 3rd District

Agenda #3969
Resolution 14-039
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to accept donation of 1024 North Spruce Street from Mr. Thomas Henry
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to obtain a vacant lot at 1024 North Spruce Street from the current owner—Thomas Henry—at no cost to the City. Mr. Henry is donating the property to the City which will be included in any future plans related to eastside revitalization efforts.

Samuel Prado: 5th District

Agenda #3950
Ordinance 14-030
Enacted but not codified
Amend Chapter 48 of the Wilmington City Code regarding multi-family conversions (Public Hearing)
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing changes in Chapter 48 which is the City’s Zoning Code. In particular, this Ordinance would correct an inconsistency in the Administration and Enforcement section of the Code by making it clearer that all applications for single-family to multiple-family property conversions must first be approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. This recommended change in the Zoning Code was made by the City’s Planning Commission.

Charles M. "Bud" Freel: 8th District

Agenda #3970
Resolution 14-040
Adopted
Extending the time for review and submission of a report by the City Planning Commission on Ordinance No. 14-026 and the respective amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan for an additional 90 days and cancel the public hearing for review of Ordinance No. 14-026 and the respective amendments to the Delaware Avenue/Bancroft Parkway Neighborhood Comprehensive Development Plan previously scheduled for September 18, 2014
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a 90-day extension (to on or about December 2, 2014) for a review and the submission of a report by the City Planning Commission concerning Ordinance No. 14-026 which proposes amendments to the City Zoning Map related to the former Wilmington Finishing Company property. Approval of this resolution would also cancel a previously scheduled September 18, 2014 public hearing regarding Ordinance No. 14-026.
Agenda #3963
Ordinance 14-038
Enacted but not codified
To authorize an amendment to extend Contract PD05006 – Parking Violation Processing and Collection System – with Xerox State and Local Solutions
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Administration to enter into a one-year extension of an original 2009 contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions to process parking violations and collect fines. The cost of the contract, which will be in effect from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, is $ $1,187,000.

Michael A. Brown, Sr.: At-Large

Agenda #3971
Resolution 14-041
Adopted
Authorizing the Wilmington Police Department ("WPD") to receive and spend the seized funds, which was ordered by the Court to be forfeited to the WPD
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Police Department to accept $16,555.50 from a seizure of assets. The Court of Common Pleas directed that this money, considered to be special funds as it relates to the regular annual budget appropriation, be forfeited to the WPD. City Council must approve any special funds received by City departments.
Agenda #3972
Resolution 14-042
Adopted
Authorizing the Wilmington Police Department ("WPD") to submit grant applications to the State of Delaware Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F.) for advanced equipment
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City, through the Wilmington Police Department, to apply for a $100,200 grant from the State of Delaware’s Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (S.L.E.A.F). The department would use this funding to purchase forensic optical comparison equipment, a forensics fuming chamber, 15 external defibrillators, fatal accident investigation equipment, explosives for the EOD unit and training for the K-9 unit.
  1. Petitions and Communications
  2. Adjournment