Regular Meeting of Wilmington City Council

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

AGENDA RESULTS

Non-legislative Business

All Council Sympathy Horace Julian Bond
All Council Commend Delaware National Guard - 360th Anniversary*
Cabrera Sympathy Bryan "Bk" Hart
Gregory Recognize Team Delaware Division 2 AAU National Champions
Gregory Commend Corporal Dennis Leahy and Senior Corporal Michael Hayman
Gregory Sympathy Gregory Dale
Gregory Best Wishes Jo Anne Ingram - 65th Birthday
Gregory Sympathy Lula Mae Wing

Legislative Business

Darius J. Brown: 3rd District

Agenda #4092*
Resolution
Withdrawn
Honoring the Delaware National Guard and Commemorating its 360th Anniversary
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be recognizing the 360th anniversary of the Delaware National Guard’s service to the State of Delaware and the United States of America. The Resolution notes that what is today the Delaware National Guard was founded in the 15th century as a militia under the Swedish flag. The Resolution goes on to note that the Guard has fought bravely in every major American conflict and commends Guard members who are living in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware.

Dr. Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: 4th District

Agenda #4076
Ordinance 15-030
Passed
Authorize City Contract 16010PW Sewer Maintenance with Brandywine Construction Co., 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 through the Department of Public Works to enter into a contract for construction and repair services for the City’s sewer system. The Ordinance would award the $998,090 contract to Brandywine Construction Company for a period of one year with the possibility of two (2), one-year (1) extensions at the option of the City. Brandywine Construction Company was the lowest responsible bidder in the City’s public bid process for this contract.
Agenda #4086
Ordinance 15-033
Passed
Authorize City Contract 16003PW for Janitorial Services
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the Department of Public Works to enter into a one-year contract with ACS Janitorial Services, Inc. for the Turner Municipal Complex off Wilmington Avenue which houses offices and staff of the Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments. The contract, which began July 1, 2015, is in the amount of $47,436. ACS was selected as the lowest responsible bidder in a public bidding process. While the contract is for one year, the City can exercise two (2) possible extension periods of one year (1) each at the same annual cost.

Charles M. "Bud" Freel: 8th District

Agenda #4093
Resolution 15-044
Adopted
Extending the Time for Review by the City Planning Commission of Ordinance No. 14-026 for an Additional Ninety (90) Days Through and Including December 1, 2015
Synopsis This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be agreeing to extend the period by which the City Planning Commission may review the former Wilmington Finishing Company project by an additional 90 days to December 1, 2015. Ordinance 14-026, which was originally introduced June 5, 2014, proposes amendments to the City Zoning Map by rezoning the property in question from C-6 to W-4 and R-2 zoning classifications.
Agenda #4094
Ordinance 15-037
Referred to Committee
Authorize Contract with Paymentus Corporation for Electronic Bill Payment Services
Synopsis This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City Administration through the Finance Department to sign a five year agreement with Paymentus Corporation for a new electronic bill payment system for citizens. Initially, the new payment system would accept electronic payments for City water, sewer and stormwater bills as well as for property taxes. The payment system would be expanded over time to allow citizens to pay other City bills or fees. Citizens would pay a service fee for each transaction of the new bill paying process but the fee would be lower than the fees charged by the City’s current online bill payment vendor. The new electronic payment system would include the convenience of credit card, debit card or eCheck payments either online, via telephone or through mobile devices 24 hours a day and seven days a week. City customers could also manage their water and sewer account(s) online. The five year agreement with Paymentus Corporation would automatically renew for successive three year (3) periods unless the City or company provides six months prior written notice that the agreement will not be automatically renewed.

*Note: Agenda #4092 was withdrawn as this item is considered a commending resolution and is properly placed under non-legislative business.