Wilmington City Council Agenda for the Meeting of Thursday, January 9, 2014

Posted on  01/08/2014 1:05 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 Thursday, January 9, 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 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 January 9 meeting is as follows beginning with the name of the sponsoring Council Member:

CHARLES FREEL
Rev. 2
#3876 Sub. 1 Ord. 13-038
Constituting Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 13-013, As Amended), the Ordinance Adopting the Annual Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning on July 1, 2013 and Ending on June 30, 2014 (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is an amendment to the FY 2014 General Operating Budget. It is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing a series of funding changes to the current City operating budget. The changes include adding $350,000 to the budget for animal control services, adding $100,000 to the Mayor’s Contingency Fund and adding $30,000 to the Council’s budget for consultants in the areas of policy, finance, legal issues or the current process of a TPO to provide leased access/public access television services to Wilmington citizens.

#3890
Ord. 13-045 Approve and Authorize the Financing of a Project for the Community Education Building Corp.; Making Certain Findings with Respect Thereto; Authorizing the Issuance of City of Wilmington Revenue Bonds and Authorizing Other Necessary Action (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to assist the Community Education Building Corporation (CEBC) in converting the former MBNA Bracebridge IV Building into a facility to allow for the operation of up to four charter schools. Specifically, the Council would be authorizing the City to assist with financing through the City’s Revenue Bonds Series 2014 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35 million. If approved, the City would assist the CEBC in refinancing an interim loan, financing a portion of renovations, funding a debt service reserve fund and paying costs associated with issuing the Bonds.

#3892
An Ordinance to Enact Certain Traffic/Parking Regulations at Specific Locations in the City (1st & 2nd Reading)

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.

MICHAEL BROWN
Rev. 1
#3885 Sub. 1 Ord. 13-042
Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code as it Relates to City of Wilmington Take Home Vehicles (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be amending City Code to require that all City-issued government vehicles which are designated as “take home” vehicles for City employees must carry the City’s official seal on the front doors on either side of each vehicle. With this Code revision in place, the only City employees who would be exempt from displaying a City seal on their take home vehicles are three elected officials—the Mayor, the City Council President and the City Treasurer—as well as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, City Council’s Chief of Staff and police officers who carry out their official duties using undercover or unmarked vehicles.

#3891
Ord. 13-046 Authorize a Service Agreement with Nixle, LLC for an Internet-Based Public Emergency Communications System (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Wilmington Police Department to enter into a three-year contract at $16,274.92 per year with Nixle, LLC for Nixle 360, an internet-based public emergency communications system that would replace the Department’s current “Reverse 911” emergency notification system. Nixle 360 will provide enhanced reverse 911 services as well as a police tip line service to include text messages and photographs. In addition, the Nixle 360 service will provide access to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public alert and warning system and is integrated with Google.com and various social media platforms.