Let’s make history!
Elect Maria Cabrera!
As your Mayor, we will work together to achieve progress in the following areas:
- More jobs, stronger schools and safer streets
- Improved streets and transportation
- Better parks and recreational programs
- Stronger healthcare and programs for senior citizens
- More opportunity for our kids and communities
Amend Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code to Provide for the Issuance of a Provisional Business License (3rd & Final Reading)
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by the City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be providing the City Administration with a new tool to reduce nuisance properties which adversely affect public health, safety and welfare as well as property values. Specifically, the City, through the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, would be able to issue a provisional business license, instead of renewing an existing business license, to the owner of any business that 1) has been sent a notice of public nuisance under section 5-58 of this chapter, and 2) has been identified by the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections as a business that should be subject to a provisional business license. A provisional business license authorizes continuation, without penalty, of the business, pending the final decision by the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections to issue or deny a business license. The provisional business license shall be issued with reasonable conditions designed to abate public nuisance activity. If the conditions are not corrected, the City may deny the issuance of a business license. The owner of a business who receives a provisional business license or who is denied a business license may appeal the Commissioner’s decision to the City’s Board of License and Inspection Review. A non-refundable $50.00 filing fee is required at the time of filing for an appeal.
Sub. 1 Ord. 16-036 Amend Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to Mandatory Landlord Training as a Condition for Rental Business Licenses (3rd & Final Reading)
Synopsis: This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing an amendment to Chapter 5 of the City Code to require mandatory training/certification for landlords as a condition for landlords to receive a license from the City to rent properties. Property owners, operators and lessors who complete a comprehensive City-approved training will receive written proof of the completion which can be used to obtain or renew a City business license. The Ordinance intends that such a landlord training program will promote better relationships among landlords, tenants and police and help to prevent illegal activities in rental properties throughout the City.