City of Wyoming
June 19, 2017
Rescheduled Regular Council Meeting
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:33p.m. (The
audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday, June
19, 2017 at City Hall. Located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a Rescheduled 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.
Minutes from the Budget Committee Meeting held June 7 th & May 8 th Regular
Session Council Meeting were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the
minutes as presented by Ald. Hardman 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 $1,903,317.85. 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 6/19/17. As well as the other bills submitted that
night which were, German-Bliss Equip.invoice – GS48190 for $52.80, H & D Supply
invoice – H311982 for $567.00, Southwestern Illinois College invoice – 26103229-
061317 for $1,190.00 and USA Blue Book invoice – 283248 for $118.90. The motion
was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Joe Gray who lives at 101 N. 3 rd Street, representing the Wyoming Tractor Pull
Association requested a donation for the event being held on Saturday, July 1 st at
The Fair Grounds. The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to donate $1,000. This was
seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Dave Bickett who lives at 302 W. Grove Street, representing the Wyoming Community
Fireworks requested a donation. The Fireworks will be in the evening of Monday, July
3 rd at the Football Field. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to donate $1,000. This
was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to renew the Auditor’s Agreement with Wolf
Tesar & Company, P.C., and not exceed $8,000. The motion was second by Ald.
Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
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Later in the meeting the Council reviewed the invoice received from Clean Get Away
invoice #0204 for $3,925. Per the Redevelopment Agreement this amount was to
be reviewed in five years. The payment of $3,925 has been paid for the last five years
from 2012 until 2016. The Agreement was also reviewed by Steve Kline our TIF Advisor
who’s recommendations were also included in the council meeting packet. After
discussion the motion was made by Ald. Hardman to pay $2,000 for the next five
years. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was
Also, later in the meeting the Council discussed Mike Rumbold’s Beautification
Application for the former Hardware Store located at 107 N. 7 th Street. The motion
was made by Ald. Hardman to approve the application. This was seconded by Ald.
Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. When all the receipts are
received for his expenses on this project, he will be paid.
The Ordinance Approving and Authorizing the City of Wyoming TIF District #1,
Downtown Beautification Incentive Program was tabled and will be placed on
next month’s Agenda.
Richard Bauer the father, of the City’s former Police Chief William Bauer who was
killed in a car accident while on duty on August 6, 2010. Donated $500 to the
Police Department for police training. The group was greatly appreciative of the
Dennis Rewerts Economic Development Advisor gave the latest status of the work
being done at the Paramount Theater. All the items taken care were in an e-mail
which a copy was included in the Council Meeting Packets. He said, the bathroom will
be done this week. Hopefully all will be done by June 30 th for the fund-raiser. Where
Comedian Theo Von will have two shows.
With all the work being done at the Paramount, the Wyoming History & Arts
Association is running out of money. Therefore, the motion was made by Ald.
Hansard to donate $3,000 to the Association. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll
call votes all ayes and motion was carried.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, said the bid opening for MFT will
be held at City Hall this Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to approve the Supply Agreement with
Peroxychem LLC, for the Paracetic Acid Disinfection System at the Wastewater
Treatment Plant. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the
motion was carried.
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Donald McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants along
with his Assistant Greg McCauley gave their report. In the council meeting packets
was a copy of Don’s Operation and Maintenance Agreement for the R/O and the
Wastewater Treatment Plants. Which ends August 15, 2017. Greg will be taking
over for his Dad. Greg is certified and has all the licenses that are required to run
both Plants and will have Don as backup. Greg has a proposal all ready for the Council
to review. The Water & Sewer Committee will need to meet on this issue and this will
need to be placed on next month’s Agenda along with an execution session.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted his report. They have been busy picking
up branches and fixing storm damage from last week’s storms. They will be starting
sidewalks as soon as possible. Joe has two summertime helpers. Kyle Gehrt who
started today and Joey Charvat who starts tomorrow.
Chief of Police Mark James discussed the damage that was done at Thomas Park
by some juveniles. He made his recommendations on how the punishment should be
handled and the Council agreed.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, reviewed with the Council, the Annual Budget
and Tax Appropriation Ordinance for May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017. Aldermen
Breese and Hardman who serve on the Finance Committee answered questions and
made their recommendations. The Ordinance is to be placed on next month’s Agenda
so the Council has longer to review.
The Council received a copy of an Ordinance to Provide for Cable/Video Service
Provider Fee and Peg Access Support Fee. Which was in response to a letter the
City received dated 4/17/17 from Mediacom on the issue of State issued authorization
of offered cable or video services. According to the e-mail received from Bruce,
Medicom has the authority to terminate the Franchise Agreement but we have
authority under the Municipal Code to impose the fees stated in the proposed
Ordinance. A guide for this Ordinance was available from the IL Municipal League. The
Ordinance was place on hold and will be on next month’s Agenda.
Illinois Dept. Of Natural Resource Lease Agreement as discussed at last months
meeting. The Council had received a copy of the 1 st page of the lease agreement
and a picture of the location. This was placed on hold again as the Mayor needs
to contact them with some questions. Noting, the deadline is July 1, 2017.
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 8:35 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John