City of Wyoming

September 13, 2016

Council Meeting

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:33 p.m. (The audio

recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Tuesday, September 13,

2016 at City Hall, located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a regular session. Mayor Maher was

presiding with Alderwoman 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, present. (First Ward Alderwoman Rosemary Knowles was absent.)

Minutes from the August 9 th Regular and the Executive Session Council Meeting along

with the Economic Development Committee Meeting were reviewed. The motion was

made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Breese and seconded by Ald. Lindahl.

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 $2,057,351.16. 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 9/13/16, and the other bills presented that night which was,

Locis invoice 37878 for $394.20, Saw-N- Logs invoice dated 9/13/16 for $1,255.00,

Streitmatter Land Improvement Inc. invoice 7477 for $107.80, USA Blue Book invoices 50479

for $207.38 and 52673 for $144.95. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes

all ayes and the motion was carried.

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor, had nothing to report at this time.

City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, just touched on the issue of Bees Keeping in the

Corporate Limits. There are state laws governing this Agricultural issue as far as issuing

permits, inspections, etc.

Chief of Police Steve Sloan introduced Scott Urnikis Sales Representative from ADT

Security Services. He addressed the council on additional and/or upgrading the cameras at

Thomas Park. After much discussion the motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to purchase two

new digital cameras with a four-channel system, where additional cameras could be

added in the future. Total installation price is $552.38 with a monthly fee of $45.33. This

was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, was absent from the meeting.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve Pay Request No. 1, for MFT Project #16-

00000-00 GM. At the dollar amount of $40,874.82 to Pavement Maintenance Services,

Inc. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was

carried.

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Minutes 9/13/16

Donald McCauley the Operator at the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants, gave the

latest status on the Paracetic Acid Disinfection at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. He will

be taking samples to the lab again tomorrow.

The computer at the R/O was replaced and they had to rebuild the control unit to the

Sand Filter at the Wastewater Treatment Plant last month.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted pricing on a new and used Compactor to be

used on making sidewalks. The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to purchase a used

Compactor from United Rental at a cost of $1,100. This 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 issue of

Sale of Property/ TIF District. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and

the executive session started at 7:30 p.m.

The motion was made to return to a regular session by Ald. Hardy and seconded

by Ald. Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and a regular session started at 8:40 p.m.

No action was taken but there will be another Council Meeting on September 27 th .

The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to go into an executive session on Personnel. This

was seconded by Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the executive session started at

8:42 p.m.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to return to a regular session and this was seconded by

Ald. Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and a regular session started at 9:01 p.m.

No action taken.

Under Mayor’s and Alderpersons’ Reports, It was discussed advertising the 1985 Chevy

Blazer for sale in the newspaper.

Other topics discussed was the sink hole that was repaired at the intersection of Rt. 17

and 91 or our 7 th Street. And placement of additional handicapped parking places.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Ald.

Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 9:16 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk

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City of Wyoming

September 27, 2016

Council Meeting

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:35 p.m. (The

audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Tuesday,

September 27, 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. Alderman Ryan Breese of the Second Ward with Aldermen Daniel

Hardman and Steve Hansard of the Third Ward, present. (Second Ward Alderman

Dave Lindahl was absent from the meeting.)

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor, said he had talked to the new

owner, Jeff Carlson of 110 S. 7 th Street, about the City getting an easement for a strip

of his land. To place the proposed Air Conditioner Unit for the Paramount. He said

no problem, just have it drawn up and he’ll sign.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group was present. The Mayor had

expressed some interest in a Grant on Abandoned Properties. The City Clerk had e-

mailed the Grant information and Applicant to Justin. He then forwarded it onto the

people at his firm that handle grant writing and will advise more at the next meeting.

The deadline for the Grant is October 21, 2016.

Donald McCauley the Operator at the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants,

along with Greg McCauley, Justin Reese and the Council, discussed in depth the

upgrading of our mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant. Verses putting in

lagoons, which would require 7 to 8 acres of more land. That would have to be

purchased. The consensus of the council is something needs to be done. The structure

of the plant is in good shape but the mechanical process of treatment is out dated and

the electrical is in need of upgrading. Grants and loans would be needed to help

finance. Don will obtain more information for the next meeting.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, Joe said the pot hole by the former bank at 200 E.

Williams is being fixed.

The motion was made to go into an executive session on the issue of Personnel by

Ald. Hardy and seconded by Ald. Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the session started

at 7:05 p.m.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to return to a regular session. This was

seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and a regular session started at 7:22

p.m.

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Minutes 9/27/16

No action taken.

Chief of Police Steven Sloan said that they have not received any applications for

the full time and part time Police Department’s openings. Officer Mark James said

that he has a friend who is interested but is currently a Police Officer in Missouri where

he has been in law enforcement for six years. He is retired from the Military where he

served two tours of duty in Iraq. He will get his resume ready for the next council

meeting.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to make Officer Mark James the Interim Police

Chief. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was

carried.

The Council reviewed the bid received for the Furnace and Air Conditioner at the

Paramount Theater from Donovan Heating and Cooling at a cost of $10,850. The

council did have some questions on the sizes of the units. Mayor Maher said he will

contact Kevin Donovan and get the additional information requested. The motion was

made by Ald. Breese to donate $5,500 in a Grant from the TIF Fund for general

improvements at the Paramount Theater. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll

call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to go into an executive session on the issue

of Sale of Property/ TIF District. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all

ayes and the executive session started at 8:31 p.m.

The motion was made to return to a regular session by Ald. Hardy and seconded

by Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and a regular session started at 8:48 p.m.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to hire, The Economic Development Group,

LTD. as our new TIF Advisers. They are located in Bloomington, Illinois. This was

seconded by Ald. Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Ald.

Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk

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