City of Wyoming
November 9, 2016
Rescheduled Regular 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 Wednesday,
November 9, 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,
Minutes from the October 11 th and 25 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
The Treasurer’s Report and Bills were reviewed. The Treasurer’s Report showed a
General Operation and CDs balance of $2,067,924.98. 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 11/9/16, and the other bills presented that night.
Which were, ADT invoice dated 11/2/16 for $33.79, Alliance Benefit Group invoice
108457 for $759.58, Farm King invoice 741166 for $38.27, Green View Garden
Centers, Inc. statement dated 11/2/16 for $1,962.00, Leezer Agency, Inc. invoice 16062
for $625.00, Menards invoice 75143 for $859.74, PDC Laboratories, Inc. invoice 847938
for $18.00, Sam Harris Uniforms invoice 102329-01 for $292.85, Stark Co.
Communications, Inc. invoice 19476 for $50.00, USA Blue Book invoice 098091 for
$34.93 and Wyoming Hardware invoice dated 11/7/16 for $365.12. The motion was
seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Our Auditor, Virginia Love from Wolf Tesar & Co., P.C., recommended the following
Interfund Transactions after the competition of the Annual Audit. (1) Money was put
into General Fund and it should have gone into TIF Fund for the amount of
$4,308. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to make the transaction. This was
seconded by Ald. Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. (2)
Money was put into Sewer Fund and is owed to the General Fund in the amount
of $3,090. The motion was made to do the transaction by Ald. Breese and seconded by
Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Public Discussion, the Mayor welcomed Priyana Patel to the meeting. She is attending
for a Civic Class she has at school.
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Bill Morrissey representing the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce requested a
donation for this year’s Moonlight Madness to be held November 18 th . It was
noted that the donation request would have to be placed on next meeting’s
Agenda. (As you can’t vote on items not on Agenda.) He also asked if streets could be
closed for the parade. Chief Steve Sloan and council briefly discussed Parade Route. It
was noted that the Parade starts at 8:00 p.m. this year.
Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor was absent from meeting.
John Leezer from Leezer’s Agency Inc. addressed the council on the annual
renewal of Liability Insurance and handed out a packet of information. John reviewed
with the council the summary sheet on the various types of insurances we require. Also,
included in the packet was the City’s inventory of insured items. As well as a quote for
Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance which John explained to the council at a cost of
$1,383. Mayor Maher also asked if he would quote the cost of rental insurance on
equipment. The council is to review the information provided and this is to be placed on
next month’s agenda.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, said he would have the Annual Tax Levy
prepared for the December Council Meeting.
Bruce discussed the Easement that was requested by Wyoming History & Arts
Association to place the air condition unit on for the Paramount Theater. Melody
Anderson won’t sign the easement as prepared. The measurements of the area needed
will be more defined to satisfy her. But the City will need access for future repairs of the
unit. If she won’t sign the easement, it will cost the City around $1,000 to run the
piping to the back of the building.
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 they have completed the plumbing for the potable water. They
also have been having power issues at both plants due to a problem at Ameren Cilco
Substation. Which was finally resolved by Ameren.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella was absent from meeting.
Chief of Police Steve Sloan and Interim Chief Mark James were in attendance.
Steve said the Tahoe does need new tires they will have pricing for the next meeting.
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The Mayor asked the council if they had any problem with changing the meeting
night, to Monday nights instead of Tuesday nights. And keeping it still, the
second week of the month at 6:30 p.m. The consensus was that would be fine.
The next meeting will be Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to go into an executive session on Personnel.
This was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the executive session
started at 7:15 p.m. Ald. Hardy was given a form to take the minutes for the rest of the
meeting as the Clerk and Treasurer was asked to leave the executive session.
The motion was made to return to a regular session by Ald. Breese and seconded by
Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session resumed at 7:45 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to pay Mark James a salary of $42,000.00 plus
benefits a year for being the Chief of Police. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll
call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. He is to be sworn in
Friday, November 18 th .
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 7:50 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John