City of Wyoming

December 12, 2016

Council Meeting

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:38 p.m. (The

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

December 12, 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 Alderman Daniel Hardman of the Third Ward, present.

(Third Ward Alderman Steve Hansard was absent.)

Minutes from the Wednesday, November 9 th Rescheduled Regular Session

Council Meeting and the Monday, November 21 st Finance Committee Meeting

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

Breese and seconded by Ald. Knowles. 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 $2,067,646.29. The motion was made by Ald.

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

Wyoming Board Listing dated 12/12/16, and the other bills presented that night.

Which were, Stark County Communications invoice # 19717 for $98.00, Menards

invoice # 76944 for $251.56 and T & D Jetting invoice # 107 for $675.00. The motion

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

The council reviewed the bid from Ferguson Waterworks for the renewal of the

Nepture Software and Maintenance Agreement used on the Handheld Meter

Reader. The motion was made to renew the agreement at a cost of $948.88 by Ald.

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

carried.

The council discussed the information that was given to them at the last council meeting

from John Leezer of Leezer’s Agency Inc. on the Annual Renewal of Liability

Insurance after discussion. The motion was then made by Ald. Breese and seconded

by Ald. Knowles to Renew the City’s Liability Insurance at a cost of $50,514. Roll

call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to add Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance

at a cost of $1,383 and Rental Insurance at a cost of $15 per year. This was

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

Page 2 of 3

Minutes 12/12/16

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, was asked by the Council to

provide a rough estimate of costs for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The first page

titled, Preliminary Opinion of Probable Cost – Rehab of Existing WWTP. Broke

down cost while using the existing building and adding a Dewatering System.

Plus giving the building another life span of 20 years. At a cost of $3,030,000 to

$4,920,000.

The second page titled, Preliminary Opinion of Probable Cost – New Covered

Lagoon. The cost is also including the land purchase. Also, with a life span of 20

years. At a cost of $4,140,000.00 to $5,700,000.00.

Justin asked the council to develop a scope of what they want to do. If they go with

lagoons they would need to purchase the land before he can start designing.

Keeping in mind that the Springtime pre-applications for funding needs to be

submitted, as in funding from the IEPA and USDA.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to authorize the payment of invoice 181194 for

$2,479.85 to Farnsworth for reimbursable expenses on the WWTP Disinfection

System. The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the

motion was carried.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to authorize the payment of invoice 179719 for

$11,801.85 also to Farnsworth for Professional Service on various projects. The

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

carried.

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor updated the council on the status

of the Paramount. There is heat and two more large dumpster has been filled with

debris from the basement. A lot of painting and removal of old pipes has been done.

Kevin Donovan is going to start on an air conditioner.

Dennis handed out maps titled, Proposed Wyoming TIF District 2 Study Boundary

from Steve Kline the TIF Advisor for the Council’s review. After much discussion a

meeting will be set up with the TIF Committee.

Greg McCauley of McCauley’s Water Services who Manages the R/O and

Wastewater Treatment Plants, reported that there was a spike in water going

through the R/O Plant starting about the 20 th of November. It’s usually around

180,000 a day and it jumped up to 240,000 a day. Joe Kinsella has been checking

hydrants but if anyone sees standing water or wet area in a lawn please advise

the City. Doug Hampton was asked to put that in the newspaper as well.

Page 3 of 3

Minutes 12/12/16

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella reviewed the bill we received from Medicom.

It was for a cable that was damaged while working on a manhole on South

Galena. Joe had protested the bill but they sent a site investigator and the bill stands.

The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to pay invoice MC-29760 for $1,506.81. This

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

He also told the council to start thinking about a new truck for plowing snow.

City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, went over the proposed Annual Tax Levy

Ordinance 2016 with the Council. The Ordinance reflects a 3.1% increase from the

2015 Ordinance. The motion was made Ald. Breese to pass Ordinance 16/17-5. The

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

carried.

Chief of Police Mark James submitted his Monthly Police Report with 41 calls.

Three arrest and two assist calls to help other local departments.

He had submitted pricing to purchase tires for the Tahoe. The motion was made by

Ald. Knowles to purchase the tires from Keister’s Tire Service. At a state bid price of

$723.04. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the

motion was carried.

Mark told of the Grant Application that he had submitted for Safety Equipment offered

through Illinois Public Risk Fund. As in Police Vest, flashlights and traffic/ crowd

Control Barricades in the amount of $1,252.00.

The motion was made by Ald. Knowles to give all full time employees $400 Christmas

Bonus and the Part-time helpers $200. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call

all ayes and the motion was carried.

Mayor Maher updated the council on the status of the electrical service at the new

ball diamond. The Electrical Scheduler from Ameren Cilco has received the work

order. As soon as weather permitted they will proceed.

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

Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk