City of Wyoming
July 10, 2017
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, July
10, 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.
Minutes from June 19 th Rescheduled Regular Session Council 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 $1,890,816.69. 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 7/17/17. As well as the other bills submitted that
night which were, Ag View FS, Inc. statement dated 6/30/17 for $456.06, EDG
statement dated 7/5/17 for $400.00, Jacob Klein LTD. statement dated 7/5/17 for
$100.00, Menards invoice 86971 for $419.86, PDC Lab. invoices 868214 for $18.00 and
invoice 868215 for $22.00, Saw-N- Logs invoice rec’d 7/10/17 for $2,600.00, Stahl’s
Ready Mixed Concrete ticket no. 1840 for $590.63 and Stark Co. Communications
invoice 21289 for $50.00. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes
all ayes and the motion was carried.
Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts was absent due to another
meeting. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to approve, An Ordinance Approving
and Authorizing The City of Wyoming TIF District #1, Downtown Beautification
Incentive Program this was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the
motion was carried. The Ordinance was assigned number 17/18-03.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, reviewed the bid tabulation
sheet. There were three companies that bid this year at the bid opening. The motion
was made by Ald. Hansard to award this year’s MFT Project to Pavement
Maintenance Services Inc. at a cost of $40,100.00. This was seconded by Ald.
Breese roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. The completion date in the
contract is August 31 st .
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City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted his report. He said they have started
working on sidewalks. The crew has been very busy working on storm damage and
trees. He also noted that the red dump truck’s hydraulic brakes went out. Due to cost
they had them replaced with a manual brake. There is another problem with the front
end and it’s being looked at. Joe will be taking down the American Flags and
replacing the worn ones.
Chief of Police Mark James said his Department had 85 calls, 6 arrest, 7
ordinance violations and 2 ambulance assist. He told that the Tahoe caught on
fire. He explained it was with the electric cooling fan. It is all covered as that
problem was on a recall that was just issued.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to pass Ordinance 17/18-4, the Annual Budget
and Tax Appropriation Ordinance for May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. This was
seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. The total
sum of $1,309,400.00 is appropriated from the funds listed in the Budget
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to pass an Ordinance to Provide for
Cable/Video Service Provider Fee and Peg Access Support Fee. This was
seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. This was
assigned Ordinance 17/18-5. (Reminder, this was discussed at June’s meeting.)
The Mayor is to call IDOT in Wyoming about some trees that need to be trimmed
on State Highway 17 and Madison Street, due to numerous complaints of not be
able to see around.
Ald. Breese said the American Legion is going to donate a Scoreboard to the new
ball diamond. It will have a wireless remote to operate. The group was greatly
appreciative of the donation.
Later in the meeting the Council discussed the damage to the shed built last year by
the Boy Scout at the new ball diamond. It’s going to have to be repaired and most
likely replaced. The cost of the material the City invested in the 12 X12 ft. shed was
$2,165.00. Joe has contacted two contractors to check it out. The bleachers were also
damaged and Joe will work on them.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher, said the closing on the property a 503 W. Elm
was last Friday. The City Clerk was given a check to cover the water bill left and part of
the real estate taxes. We will be responsible for part of next year’s taxes. This was the
property that was donated to the City from Wells Fargo. It is to be placed on next month
Agenda. The property will have to be advertised and sold per laws that pertain to
Municipalities selling property.
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The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to go into an Executive Session on personnel.
This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the executive session
started at 7:16 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to returned to a Regular Session. This was
seconded by Ald. Hardman. Voice votes all ayes and the regular session started at
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to accept the 3-year Proposal from Greg
McCauley for McCauley Water Service. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call
votes all ayes. And the motion was carried.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by
Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John