City of Wyoming

May 8, 2017

Council Meeting

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:31p.m. (The

audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday, May 8,

2017 at City Hall. Located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a 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 TIF #2 Public Meeting & April 10 th Regular Session Council

Meeting were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented

by Ald. Hansard and seconded by Ald. Breese. 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 $2,029,828.61. The motion was made by Ald.

Lindahl to authorize Treasurer Kathy Carter to pay all the bills listed on the City of

Wyoming Board Listing dated 5/8/17. Along with the bills submitted that night.

Stark County Communications invoice 20783 for $50.00, Sam Harris Uniforms invoice

104510 for $14.75, Farm King of Kewanee statement dated 4/30/17 for $106.96.

The motion was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was


Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor said they have been working with

property owners and businesses about annexing into the City’s Corporate Limits so

the TIF #2 Map can be finalized.

Denny gave the latest status on the Paramount building. The bathroom is being

worked on by a plumber that Ald. Lindahl suggested. This plumber is donating labor

and material as well as the floor. It was noted that other trades have said they would

donate labor as well. In June the History and Art Association will hold a Fund raiser

with a Comedian Theo Von who has also donated his time and talent.

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

The Council reviewed 2017 MFT Resolution for Maintenance along with a map

showing this years project, which they received in their packet. They also

reviewed a map showing the Oil and Chip Treatment History for 2015, 2016 and

the target area for 2017. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to pass Resolution

17/18- 1, A Resolution for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code (MFT

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2017) this was seconded by Ald. Knowles. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was


Donald McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants gave his

report. American Leak Detection was in town and said they never found anything.

Chief of Police Mark James had requested the Council review the current Ordinance

07/08-2, An Ordinance Amending the Vehicle Impound Ordinance. Currently the

cost is $100 and Stark County is charging $500 to impound a car. After discussion the

motion was made to change the current Ordinance for a $100 fee to $250. The motion

was made by Ald. Hansard and seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and

the motion was carried. After the Ordinance is revised, it will be issued Ordinance


The council reviewed the Agreement and Acceptance of Conditions for both Full

Time and Part-time Police Officers. The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to

approve the Agreement with some wording changes. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy.

Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

The Mayor talked about the Meeting he attended on April 27 th at the Stark County

Courthouse. One of the issues discussed was Mutual Aid. The Council was

submitted our current copy of Resolution No. 13/14-06, A Resolution Authorizing the

Execution of a Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement. Along with the proposed

Resolution for Mutual Aid Agreement proposed by Stark County. The Mayor had a

problem with the statement under Injuries: Stating, if a Deputy gets hurt when assisting

another agency, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office will use their workman’s

compensation insurance. If a City Police Officer gets hurt while assisting the Stark

County Sheriff’s Office, the City will pay for their Officer’s Workman’s Comp Insurance.

Some of the points made was that Wyoming Police Department is the only department

in the County that has full time officer. So our Officers get called out more for Mutual

Aid. The Workman’s Comp Insurance for the Sheriff’s Office is already paid for by the

residents of Wyoming in their taxes. And the City already had to pay for an Officer for

over six months who was hurt on a County Call. Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher will

review the information. The issue has been place on hold at this time. The Mayor

said he was also disappointed as he was the only Mayor from the County that showed


City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted his report and discussed the Ash Bore

Tree Problem with City’s trees. The City has more then 150 Ash trees on City’s

property. An average to take down a tree and grind the stump is $475 each. The

treatment for the Ash Bore is a yearly treatment. Joe will check on more information

about treating trees.

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City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, swore in the newly elected officers which were

Mayor Pat Maher, Second Ward Alderman Ryan Breese, Third Ward Alderman Daniel

Hardman and City Clerk Judy St. John. (No one ran for First Ward.)

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to go into an executive session on personnel.

This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and the executive session

started at 7:44 p.m.

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

Ald. Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session started at 8:00 p.m.

The motion was made by Ald. Breese to give employees Joe Kinsella, Mark James,

Judy St. John and Kathy Carter a 3% raise. Then increase Larry St. John’s wages

to $10.50 an hour. Also to give Jim Kinsella a 3% increase plus a $1.00 more per

hour. Alex Ingle will remain the same as he is still on his probationary period.

All part time Police Officers’ pay will remain $16.00 except part-time Police helper Matt

Reinhart. He will be paid $13.00 an hour. Working with a guarantee of one day per

week but no more than eight days a month until he receives his Police Certification. This

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

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

Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk