CITY COUNCIL AGENDA RESULTS

OCTOBER 3, 2013

Read the Summary of City Council Proceedings.

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

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

Darius J. Brown: 3rd District

Agenda #3856
Resolution 13-055
Adopted
Authorizing the Disposition of 2300 Carter Street to Harriet Tubman Safe House for Use as a Side Yard
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to transfer the title of a vacant City-owned lot at 2300 Carter Street at no cost to the Harriet Tubman Re-entry Program for use as a side yard. The Tubman Program already owns 2302 Carter Street and has, at its own expense, previously improved the condition of the vacant lot at 2300 Carter Street, beautifying what was a neglected property.
Agenda #3864
Resolution 13-056
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Dispose of 608 Vandever Avenue for Use as a Side Yard to Kywanna Bost
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to transfer the title of a vacant City-owned lot at 608 Vandever Avenue at no cost to Kywanna Bost so she can use the property as a side yard. The RE&H Department has determined that the City no longer has any use for the property.
Agenda #3865
Resolution 13-057
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Accept a Donation of 617 E. 22nd Street 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 Department of Real Estate and Housing (RE&H) to accept title to a property at 617 East 22nd Street from US Bank National Association Trustee to the City. RE&H would rehabilitate the property and then sell the property for owner-occupied home ownership. While there is no cost to the City for the property, the City would pay any recording fees associated with the property transfer.

Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th District

Agenda #3847
Ordinance 13-028
Enacted but not codified
Authorize City Contract 13080PWPS – Intelligent Single-Space Parking Meter Technology with Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc.
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to enter into a one-year contract with Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. totaling $179,340 for the purchase and installation of 200 “smart or intelligent” single space parking meters. The new parking meters will provide citizens with a variety of flexible payment options (credit card/mobile phone apps), will enable the City to monitor the meters in “real time” to improve operation and maintenance, and provide more flexibility, from a technology standpoint, to change hourly parking rates in the future. The contract also allows the City to purchase additional “smart” meters from the vendor at fixed unit prices for a period of five years. The vendor was awarded this contract at the completion of a recent City RFP process.
Agenda #3866
Resolution 13-058
Adopted
Approving the Filing of a Grant Application by the Department of Public Works to the State of Delaware through a Surface Water Matching Planning Grant for the Development and Implementation of a Surface Water Improvements Project to Include Planning and Modeling within the South Wilmington Wetlands
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to apply for a $50,000 State of Delaware grant for the planning and modeling of a surface water improvement project related to the South Wilmington Wetlands Project which Council approved a few weeks ago. The City would be required to provide a 50% match if it were successful in obtaining the State grant.
Agenda #3867
Resolution 13-059
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Public Works to Accept Grant Funding from the Dupont-Chichester Foundation through The Nature Conservancy of the State of Delaware for the Acquisition of Property to Create the South Wilmington Wetlands
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to accept a $20,000 grant from the DuPont Chichester Foundation through the Delaware Nature Conservancy to assist the City with the purchase and conservation of property to create the South Wilmington Wetlands Project. There is no other expense to the City related to the acceptance of this grant.

Samuel Prado: 5th District

Agenda #3859
Resolution 13-060
Adopted
Authorizing the Department of Real Estate and Housing to Accept a Donation of 117 North Harrison Street from Wells Fargo Bank
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by the Administration (Real Estate and Housing Department, RE&H) for City Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing RE&H to accept title to a property at 117 North Harrison Street from the Wells Fargo Bank at no cost to the City. In addition, the bank will pay all settlement costs associated with the property and will donate $40,000 to the City to be used to stabilize and maintain the former nuisance property. RE&H will solicit proposals from the community for the property’s future use as part of RE&H’s regular property disposition program.

NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

D. Brown Sympathy Emma M. Williams
M. Brown/D. Brown Sympathy James Leroy Thomas, Jr.
Cabrera Sympathy Deborah Murphy Sloan
Chukwuocha/Gregory Recognize Our Time Inc. – Annual Life Line Speaker Series
Dorsey Walker Best Wishes Olivia Johnson – 102nd Birthday
Shabazz Recognize U’Gundi Jacobs – Before & After Entertainment
Shabazz Congratulate Sparks Champion Basketball Team
Shabazz Sympathy Carmen Marie Ross
Williams The National Alliance on Mental Illness Delaware - 30th Anniversary
Williams One Corner At A Time