Agenda for the Thursday, December 12 Meeting of Wilmington City Council

Posted on  12/11/2013 12:57 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, December 12, 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 December 12 meeting is as follows, beginning with the name of the sponsoring Council Member:

ROBERT WILLIAMS
#3880
Ord. 13-040 Approve a Large-Scale Redevelopment Project Known as “The Wilmington Flats” (Public Hearing – 3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: Following a public hearing at tonight’s Council meeting, Council will vote on this Ordinance which has been presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting an application by the Woodlawn Trustees for a large-scale redevelopment of the Wilmington Flats residential community. The City’s Planning Commission approved the Woodlawn Trustees application on November 15, 2013. This Ordinance authorizes the Department of Licenses and Inspections to issue any and all building permits that conform to the approved redevelopment plan.

#3881
Ord. 13-041 Approve Removal and Disposition of Springer Street from the Official City Map (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 remove Springer Street from the Official City Map and dispose of the street to the Woodlawn Trustees as part of plans for a large-scale redevelopment of the Wilmington Flats residential community located in the City’s Little Italy area.

CHARLES FREEL
Rev. 1
#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.

#3877
Ord. 13-039 Authorize an Amendment to Extend Contract PD05006 – Parking Violation Processing and Collection System with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved by Council, the City Administration would be authorized to extend for six months the current contract with Xerox City and State Solutions for the City’s parking violation processing and collection system. This extension is requested in order to provide additional time for the City Finance Department to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for vendors who may wish to provide this service to the City and to assess responses to the RFP. The current contract with Xerox expires on December 31, 2013. The six-month extension would take the current contract through June 30, 2014.

#3890
An Ordinance to 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. (1st & 2nd 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.

MICHAEL BROWN
Rev. 1
#3886 Sub. 1 Ord. 13-043
Approve and Authorize the Third Party Operator Agreement Association between the City of Wilmington and Leased Access Preservation Association (LAPA) (3rd & Final Reading)

Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration and City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be approving a recommendation from the Wilmington Cable, Video and Telecommunications Commission (CVTC) that the Leased Access Preservation Association (LAPA) be named as the Third Party Operator (TPO) to manage a leased access and public access television station serving Wilmington and New Castle County. Council would also be approving a three-year contract (with options for two, one-year renewals) between the City and LAPA governing certain aspects of LAPA’s management of the television station.

#3891
An Ordinance to authorize a Service Agreement with Nixle, LLC, for an Internet-Based Public Emergency Communications System. (1st & 2nd 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.