City of Wyoming

February 13, 2017

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 Monday,

February 13, 2017 at City Hall, located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a regular session.

Mayor Maher was presiding with Alderwoman Rosemary Knowles 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

Kathy Hardy was absent.)

Minutes from the January 9 th Regular and Executive Session Council Meeting and

the Monday, January 20 th Police Committee Meeting were reviewed. The motion

was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Breese and seconded by Ald.

Lindahl. 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 $2,010,502.79. 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 2/13/17. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese.

Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The Stark County Parents Club had requested a donation. It was tabled until a

representative from the group can attend the Council Meeting per City Policy.

Public Discussion, Tara Cantwell who lives at 803 N. Main, told of the water that

pools in her yard and driveway after a rain. She felt the problem was caused from

the neighbors located at 801 N. Main, putting in a concrete driveway without a culvert.

The council discussed the problem with Joe Kinsella he will look at it and advise. He

maybe able to relieve the problem by putting in a manhole.

Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor was absent from the meeting.

The council did review the Proposed TIF District No. 2 Map. (Rev. 2/1/17.) The

Mayor and Ald. Breese who attended the TIF Committee Meeting answered any

questions the council had.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, submitted to the council a copy

of the Pre-Application to the IEPA. (Deadline 3/31/17). He remarked item 9, on the

application, Proposed Project Schedule dates maybe a little ambitious because of the

approval process at the IEPA. He talked about having a Water and Sewer

Committee Meeting as he is in need of more information to fill out the application.

(Aldermen Dave Lindahl and Ryan Breese are on the Committee.)

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Minutes 2/13/17

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

Wastewater Treatment Plants, said the leak is still around 225,000 gallons a day.

The Mayor and council felt that they need to go ahead and hire the firm from Iowa

that does the leak detection. They pin point the area by closing water main values,

and putting pressure gages on hydrants to check pressure in the lines to determine

water leaking.

Greg also reinforced the need for a Water and Sewer Committee meeting. He said the

top priority right now at the Wastewater Sewer Plant is the Oxidation Ditch.

Regardless of what methods of updates in the future.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella told about the jetting in the 1000 Block of N.

Galena. He is getting pricing from Hoerr Construction for blowing a liner into the

sewer line as some of the current pipe is deteriorating. Justin also has information

on this process and will send a cost estimate. Joe also moved the manhole in that

block as it’s previous location was totally useless due to elevation of the land.

City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, had nothing to report.

Chief of Police Mark James requested a executive session as stated on Agenda. 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 7:07 p.m.

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

Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session started at 7:53 p.m.

The Proposal for Wyoming Police Dept. online training was placed on hold at this


Chief James updated the council on the Ordinance Violations given out around

town. Mayor Maher said he would like to ride with the Mark, as there is other property

that are in need of attention.

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The council discussed the Liquor License Application received from Casey’s

General Store located at 109 N. 7 th St. They currently have a Class D license. Which

means they are authorize the sale of wine and beer at retail for consumption off the

premises where sold. They are now requesting a Class A license which authorize

the retail sale of hard liquor. After discussion and going over the summary of who has

what license in the City of Wyoming. Per Mayor Maher the Class A License won’t be

granted at this time.

Mayor Maher discussed an e-mail received today from Wells Fargo about

donating the property at 503 W. Elm Street to the City. This will be placed on next

months agenda.

The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to pay for Mayor Maher and E.D. Adviser

Dennis Rewerts to attend the Rural Community Development Conference in

Springfield on March 8 and 9 th . At a cost of $320 for two and the cost of a Hotel for

one night. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the

motion was carried.

Mayor Maher and Dennis Rewerts had a meeting with a gentleman from Ag View

about annexing their property into the Corporate Limits. They are waiting to hear

back from him.

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

Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk