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,

all present.

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

were approved.

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

City Clerk