Wilmington City Council Meets Tomorrow Night (Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.) in Regular Session

Posted on  10/16/2013 2:14 pm

Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory, on behalf of all Members of Council, invites citizens to attend the next meeting of City Council which will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, October 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building. Citizens who are unable to attend are invited to view the meeting live or on replay on WITN, Channel 22 on the Comcast system, or online live or anytime at WITN22.org.

City Council’s agenda for its regular meetings includes a synopsis or summary immediately following the formal listing of each Ordinance or Resolution so citizens are better able to understand and follow the proceedings of Council. You can view and download a complete copy of any Council Ordinance or Resolution by visiting the City’s website at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda.

The agenda for the October 17 meeting is as follows, beginning with the name of the sponsoring Council Member:

NNAMDI CHUKWUOCHA
#3868
A Resolution Approving the Acceptance and Use of Federal Grant Funds Received by the City of Wilmington from the State of Delaware for the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the Period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014

Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved by Council, the City would be authorized to accept a $500,000 Federal grant to fund the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. The program is operated annually by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Approximately 1,300 meals are served to children and adults each day at 30 locations in Wilmington. The City has already been approved for the grant by the Delaware Department of Education. The City will pay the food vendor for the Child and Adult Care Food Program with City funds and then be reimbursed by the Federal government through the State of Delaware for payments. There is no financial impact on the City for its participation in this program as long as the City complies with all Federal and State requirements attached to the program.

SAMUEL PRADO
Rev. 1
#3822 Sub. 1 Ord. 13-034
Amend Chapter 4 of the City Code to Approve the Adoption of the 2012 International Code Council’s International Building, Residential, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes and the City’s Amendments Thereto to be Set Forth in Chapter 4 of the City Code (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved by Council, the City of Wilmington, through the Department of Licenses and Inspections, would conduct building inspections and reviews for residential and business construction according to the International Code Council’s 2012 edition of the building code. This edition of the code would replace the 2003 edition under which the City has been conducting reviews and inspections. The new code will provide an updated level of protection for the citizens of Wilmington regarding the construction and safety of buildings while at the same time meeting the standards of today’s construction industry. The revised code has been reviewed and tested nationally to ensure the safety of occupants that dwell within structures and to hold those entities that build structures to the new code standards. The 2012 edition of the building code takes into consideration advances in construction technology, allowing for newer and safer methods of building construction, maximizing safety while allowing for the construction of more economically feasible buildings.