The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:32 p.m. (The audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at City Hall, located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a Rescheduled Regular Session. Mayor Maher was presiding with Alderwomen Rosemary Knowles and Kathy Hardy of the First Ward. Aldermen Dave Lindahl and Ryan Breese of the Second Ward with Aldermen Daniel Hardman and Steve Hansard of the Third Ward, all present.
Minutes from the May 10th Regular Session Council Meeting were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Hansard and seconded by Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the minutes were approved.
The Treasurer’s Report and Bills were reviewed. The Treasurer’s Report showed a General Operation and CDs balance of $1,934,768.47. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to authorize Treasurer Kathy Carter to pay all the bills listed on the City of Wyoming Board Listing dated 6/21/16, and the other bills presented that night which was, Streitmatter Land Improvement Inc. invoice 7434 for $131.94, Reese Recreation invoice 12188 for $3,548.00, Public Safety Center invoice 5676927 for $30.26, Wyoming Motors R/O 31742 for $47.00, Mathis Kelley invoice 886047 for $13.42, Small Engine Speciality dated 5/20/16 for $48.67 and Schaffer Performance invoice 1263 for $140.98. The motion was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Joe Gray who lives at 101 N. 3rd Street, representing the Wyoming Tractor Pull Association requested a donation. He told how the event will be even bigger as the Illinois Tractor Pull Association will be participating in this year’s event. It will be held Saturday, July 2nd at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Wyoming. The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to donate $1,000 to the Association. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Dave Bickett Chairman of the Wyoming Community Fireworks requested a donation for this year’s Fireworks. The Fireworks will be held Sunday, July 3rd at the Football Field. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to donate $1,000. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor, attended the Regional Set Meeting this afternoon. (The SET Program is a partnership of Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties. They are working together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint for our multi-county region. That will strategically builds on current and emerging economic strengths in our region. A very important aspect of the SET Program is to help in obtaining Grant Money. You are given points for participating in this type of Program.) He noted that Stark County has the largest turnout of people in attendance to the meetings.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher reviewed the Prevailing Rate of Wages Ordinance with the council. The motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve Ordinance 16/17-02, An Ordinance to Establish the Prevailing Rate of Wages of the City of Wyoming 2016. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, said there was only one bidder at the Bid Opening held May 26th. The Engineering Estimate for this year’s MFT Project was $49,970 and the bid price was $43,054 under the estimate. The Engineer made his recommendation to go with the bidder Pavement Maintenance Service. The motion was made by Ald. Knowles to approve the bid from Pavement Maintenance Services. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Justin said, the Paracetic Acid Disinfection Unit on the tech side is proceeding as scheduled.
Donald McCauley the Manager at the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants, reminded the council that his Manager Contract with the City is up in August. The IEPA Contract renewal deadline is August 15. He also said that his Assistant and son Greg McCauley has passed both of the Licensing Test Required.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, said they will start sidewalks next month. He was complimented by the Council on the dragging of the Alleys.
Chief of Police Steve Sloan said he will be talking to ADT about another camera at Thomas Park. Due to a fight that took place in the Park near the East Pavilion.
He advised the council that part of East Williams Street will be closed for the Corn Boil on Friday, July 22 at about around 4:00 p.m.
Jeff West who lives at 213 E. South Street, addressed the council on the issue of Senior Living as the Development will be next to his property. He asked questions that will be addressed when the land survey is complete. Jeff will be notified when we have the next public meeting with the Developers.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to approve the two-year Frontier Service Agreement for telephone service at, City Hall, Sewer Plant, Police and Street Departments. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to go into an Executive Session on the topic of Personnel. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the session started at 7:11 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to return to Regular Session. This was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session started at 7:20 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John