City of Wyoming

March 13, 2017

Council Meeting

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:40 p.m. (The

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

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 February 13 th Regular and Executive Session Council 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


The Treasurer’s Report and Bills were reviewed. The Treasurer’s Report showed a

General Operation and CDs balance of $2,007,291.68. 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 3/13/17. Along with the bills submitted that night.

Prairie Shopper invoice 56531 for $11.00, Sam Harris Uniforms invoice 103984 for

$161.90 and Saw-n- Logs invoice received 13/13/17 for $1,800. The motion was

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

Melissa Nagode representing the Stark County Parents’ Club had requested a

donation. Melissa told how the money is used in various programs and projects. The

motion was made by Ald. Breese to continue in help supporting the Stark County

Parents’ Club with a donation of $500.00. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll

call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Public Discussion, Duke Frisby who lives in Kewanee but has put up a shed at

917 N. Galena, is protesting a Tapping Fee for a 1" waterline to that property at a cost

of $250. (Which is per City Ordinance 9/10-4 for Water and Sewer Service Rates.) He

thought there should be a waterline still there or one should have been put in during the

Water Distribution Project. The Mayor said, due to cost, lines weren’t ran to vacant lots.

The last time any water had been used there was in October of 1987. Joe Kinsella said

he had checked and he could not locate an existing water line. The Mayor also

explained that the current tapping fee is still less cost to the customer as the cost for a

new line with material, labor and meter cost is well over $250 to install. The water to the

shed is currently off and won’t be turned on until all fees are paid in full, also per City


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Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor was absent from the meeting.

The Council did receive in their packet a copy of an Ordinance to Authorize the

Establishment of Tax Increment Financing “ Interest Parties Registry” and

Adopting Registration Rules for Such Registries for the Wyoming Increment

Financing District No. 2. The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to pass the

Ordinance assigned number 16/17-2. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll

call votes all ayes including Mayor and the motion was carried.

The council also received a Proposed Timeline of the actions that need to be taken

for the TIF District #2. As in Public Meeting Mailings, Public Meetings and notices in

newspaper etc.

Also in the packet was a copy of the Public Meeting Announcement which was

posted March 14, 2017 in the City Hall Door as required. Telling the TIF #2 Public

Meeting will be held Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. For the

purpose to enable the City to advise the public, taxing districts having real property in

the proposed redevelopment project area, taxpayers who own property in the proposed

redevelopment project area, and residents in the area as to the City’s possible intent to

prepare a Redevelopment Plan and designate a Redevelopment Project Area and to

receive public comment.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, was absent from the meeting.

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

Wastewater Treatment Plants, said the blower on the oxidation ditch is in need of

repair and they are waiting to hear if it can be repaired or replaced.

The council also received in their packet a quote from M.E. Simpson Co., Inc. for a

proposal for the Water Distribution System Leak. Mayor Maher said that he had

talked to another Mayor about the water leak problem and was given the name of

American Leak Detection. In order for them to send a quote they will need a PDF copy

of the water distribution map or a printed copy sent to them.

The Water and Sewer Committee meeting was discussed for Tuesday, March 21 st

at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Chief of Police Mark James said as of February 23 rd Alex Ingle has been hired full

time. Later in the meeting Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher administered the Official

Oath to him. Mark is also working with a gentleman by the name of Matt Reinhart to

become a part-time Officer.

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City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, said he is working with Mark James on contracts

of employment for his department.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella submitted pricing on a new backhoe and skid

steer. The council reviewed the information submitted and discussed at length. Joe said

right now our equipment is at a sweet spot for trading in and there is nothing wrong with

the equipment. It was decided to place on next month’s Agenda.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve the Service Plan with Illinois Valley

Electric for the Generac Generator at the City’s Shed. This was seconded by Ald.

Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The council decided to process with the donated property at 503 W. Elm Street. The

City will contact the Donation Asset Manager for Wells Fargo to set up an appointment

to inspect the property.

Mayor Maher told the council about the Rural Community Development Conference

in Springfield that he and Dennis Rewerts attended on March 8 and 9 th . He felt it was

an excellent meeting. A lot of State Officials were there as in Governor, Lt. Governor,

etc. They were able to do a lot of networking.

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

Knowles. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk