City of Wyoming

January 9, 2017

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 Monday,

January 9, 2017 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 December 12 th Regular Session Council Meeting and the

Monday, December 19 th TIF Committee Meeting 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 $1,989,931.89. 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 1/9/17, and the other bills presented that night.

Which were, Ferguson Waterworks invoice # 229101 for $92.59, Grainger invoice

9317762673 for $579.00 and invoice 9318144012 for $308.16, Menards invoice #

78042 for $295.99, PDC Laboratories invoice # 853024 for $108.25 and Stark County

Highway Dept. invoice #382 for $234.75. The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl.

Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Troy Calhoun who owns Miss Tuffy’s at 109 N. 7 th Street requested a donation for

the Chamber of Commerce for last year’s Moonlight Madness. The motion was

made by Ald. Hardy to donate $700. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes

all ayes and the motion was carried.

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor was absent due to illness. It was

noted that the Easement had been signed by the owners of A Few of My Favorite

Things. So the Central Air Conditioner Unit can be placed on their property for the

Paramount Theater.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, thought it would be wise to set

up some committee meetings to go over the options for the Wastewater Treatment

Plant. He reminded the council the Pre-application is due to the EPA on March 31 st .

The sewer rates will also need to be analysis for the project. The last rate increase

was approved June 9, 2009.

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Minutes 1/9/17

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

Wastewater Treatment Plants, told about some work that needed to be done on the

Clarifier and its motor at the WWTP. They have been repaired and replaced and back in

operation.

Status on the spike in water going through the R/O Plant that started about the 20 th

of November. It’s usually around 180,000 a day and it jumped up to 240,000 a day. A

leak was found at Aldrich Company in the Fire Protection System and at the Stark

County Fair Ground. Also, the Fire House is using about 20,000 gallons a month.

Alderman Hardman will check into and advise. It was noted that it is down to around

200,000 gallons going through the plant currently.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella is still checking for additional leaks. All non-charged

services as in the Churches, etc. are being monitored as well.

Chief of Police Mark James submitted his Monthly Police Report with 34 calls.

No arrest and 1 assist call, and 2 citation violations.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to donate $250 to Freedom House. This was

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

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

This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the session started at

6:57 p.m.

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

Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session started at 7:25 p.m.

The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to start paying the Part-time Police Officers

$16.00 an hour. And to hold a Police Committee Meeting on Friday, January 20 th at

2:00 p.m. at City Hall. To review the applications received. Also to give the Mayor

the power to go ahead and hire the new officer at the Committee Meeting. This

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

The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to pay the new Police Officer $33,000 a year

plus benefits. After one year probation and moving to Wyoming he will receive an

increase of $1000. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and

the motion was carried.

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