City of Wyoming

October 11, 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,

October 11, 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 September 13 th and 27 th Regular and Executive Session Council

Meetings were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented

by Ald. Breese and seconded by Ald. Hansard. 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 $2,041,182.46. The motion was made by Ald.

Hardman to authorize Treasurer Kathy Carter to pay all the bills listed on the City

of Wyoming Board Listing dated 10/11/16, and the other bills presented that night.

Which were, Bonnell Industries Inc. invoice 0170367-IN for $555.26, Farm King invoice

739476 for $239.99, H & D Supply invoice G238010 for $633.88, Stark Co.

Communications Inc. invoice 19309 for $50.00 and Super Valu statement for 7/1/16 thru

9/30/16 for $45.26. The motion was seconded by Ald.Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes

and the motion was carried.

Bebe Groter who lives at 305 Henderson Street, addressed the council on an

annual donation for “Toys for Tots.” She told the Council how the money is used.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to donate $3,500 to the “Toys for Tots”

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

was carried.

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor, reported later in the meeting.

City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, reviewed with the Council the Ordinances they

received in their packets on the Annual Administration of the TIF District.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to pass Ordinance 16/17-03, An Ordinance

Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Professional Service Agreement

for Annual Administration of the Wyoming Tax Increment Financing District.

(Redevelopment Project Area No. 1). The motion was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll

call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

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The motion was made by Ald. Breese to pass Ordinance 16/17-04, An Ordinance

Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Professional Service Agreement

for

Establishment and Annual Administration of Wyoming Tax Increment Financing

District No. 2. The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and

the motion was carried.

Bruce is working on an easement for the land on the south side of the Paramount

Theater. Where the air conditioner unit will be placed. Dennis Rewerts said the

easement will be for the length of the building and 12 ft. wide. He will get the

owners to sign the easement and have it ready for the next council meeting.

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

Greg McCauley of McCauley Water Services Operators of the R/O and Wastewater

Treatment Plants, said the new control panel at the Water Plant is up and running.

John Torbert has been working on various electrical issues at both Plants for the

last two days. As in, the controls to the Sand Filter and the blower in the Digester Room.

The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to approve the renewal through United

Healthcare for the Employee’s health insurance. This was seconded by Ald. Breese.

Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The council opened the only bid received for the Police Department’s 1985 Chevy

Blazer. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to approve the bid received from Fred

Defilippi from Bradford, IL at the dollar amount of $2,293.83. This was seconded by

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

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella gave status on various projects, he is working on

around town.

Chief of Police Steve Sloan and Interim Chief Mark James were in attendance.

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

This was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the executive session

started at 6:57 p.m.

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

seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and a regular session started at 7:34

p.m.

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The motion was made by Ald. Breese to hire Brian Carlton as a full time Police

Officer. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion

was carried.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to hire Ray Besimi as a Part-time Officer. This

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

The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to hire James Kinsella for the Street

Department and this was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. 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.

Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk

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