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City of Wyoming
August 9, 2016
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:31 p.m. (The audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at City Hall, located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a 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 July 12th and the Executive Session Council Meeting were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Lindahl 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 $2,030,143.75. 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 7/12/16, and the other bills presented that night which was, PGAV invoice 106347 for $218.75, Stark Co. Communications invoice 18741 for $50.00, Todd A. Smith Trenching & Backhoe invoice 548 for $680.00, USA Blue Book invoice 022178 for $207.12, Wyoming Motors R/O 31858 for $266.32 and Saw N Logs invoice rec’d. 8/9/16 for $640.00 . The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor, had nothing to report.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, had nothing to report.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, and Greg McCauley the Operator at the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants, said the Paracetic Acid Disinfection Unit is up and going. Samples are already being taken daily. This fall the Spoon River will be monitored.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, said the MFT Project is completed and due to the heat the roads all sealed very well this year.
The council complemented the work Joe, and his crew is doing on trimming trees on the main routes. As the City had received numerous complaints on how the City’s trees were doing damage to buses, fire trucks, semi and other large equipment. Let alone not being about to see when pulling out into traffic due to their foliage.
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Officer Mark James discussed the additional cameras for Thomas Park. He will contact Network Business Systems, Inc. to check on Internet Service that is required.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to go into an Executive Session on the topic of Purchase of Real Estate. The motion was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the session started at 6.45 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to return to a Regular Session. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the Regular Session started at 7:30 p.m.
No action taken.
Under Mayor’s and Alderpersons’ Reports the following issues were discussed. Old concrete stairs on City property in the 300 block of North 6th Street that needs to be removed. Golf Carts driving on City’s Streets without Stickers and under age. A hole in need of repair by a manhole on the 200 block of East Williams that will require a custom raiser. Bee hives being keep in the City Limits.
Mayor Maher said Mallard Street will be closed on Saturday, September17th for a Farm to Table Meal.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John