City of Wyoming
August 14, 2017
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:35 p.m. (The
audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday,
August 14, 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 July 10 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. 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 $1,948,007.17. 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 8/14/17. As well as the other bills submitted that
night which were, Randy Copple statement # 326483 for $1,185.00, German-Bliss
counter ticket # GS49576 for $28.22, Grainger invoice # 9523817584 for
$225.94,Galena Road invoice # 88703 for $228.83, ILEAS invoice #DUES6686 for
$60.00, Mathais-Kelley Construction Supply invoice # 934082 for $339.65, Mike King
invoice # 101 for $200.00, Saw- n-Logs invoice received 8/14/17 for $325.00 and
Torbert Electric invoice # 7333 for $280.00. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese.
Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The City has a CD that matures on 8/21/17 at the State Bank of Speer in the
amount of $63,917.51. Kathy called the local banks for their CD rates. After the review
of the information the motion was made by Ald. Breese to go with the State Bank of
Speer for 17 months at the rate of 1.39%. This seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call
votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Nicole Cox, the Chamber of Commerce President and owner of Yer Kiln Me
Ceramic Shop located at 108 N. 7 th Street. Requested a donation of $750.00 for the
Corn Boil which was held in July. She reported that it was very hot and the numbers
may have been down from previous years. But it was noted, they had to run and get
more corn and sold out of pork chops. The Mayor said, it’s a good event that brings
people downtown. The motion was made to donate $750.00 by Ald. Breese and
seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
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Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts talked about the letters sent out by
Bruce to the property owners that are not currently within the Corporate Limits
but would need to be annexed so they also could be included in the proposed
TIF District #2. Later in the meeting Bruce said he had given them a date of August 10
to contact him or the City. To date Bruce has only heard from one person. So it is
assumed that the other property owners are not interested.
Denny also submitted to the Council an information sheet on the Paramount. Titled
Wyoming History & Arts, Phase # 3. It told of the cost of work done as in heating
and cooling. Work that still needs to be done as in carpet, the stage etc. Monies
from fund-raises, outstanding bills and upcoming events.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to approve Wyoming TIF District # 1, FY
2018 Downtown Beautification Incentive Program from Mike and Sheila Rumbold
for 107 N. 7 th Street. In the amount of $3000. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll
call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, said that Pavement
Maintenance Service is still planning on being here in the next two weeks to start
this year’s MFT Project. Noting, that IDOT just signed off on the project on August
7 th . The City Clerk said she had forwarded a copy of the approval project letter to the
contractor on Friday when she received the letter from IDOT.
The Council received in their council meeting packets a copy of IDOT Compliance
Review #65 that covered the receipts and disbursements of Motor Fuel Tax Fund
by the City for the period of Jan. 1, 2012 and ending Dec. 31, 2015. Also
Compliance Review #66 for the period of Jan. 1, 2016 and ending Dec. 31, 2016.
Donald McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants
addressed the council and said good bye as he is retiring after 24 years of
managing the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plant. The council and group thanked
him for his many years of service. It was noted that there will be a Retirement Party for
him this Friday at the Paramount starting at noon.
Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants told of the
problem they have had last week with the Water Plant. Ameren was replacing the
substation that feeds Wyoming’s electricity. So we had been hooked into power
from Toulon. But we were not receiving enough power to run the pumps to feed
the Watertower, so it had to be done manually. The Gasifier motor also burned up
and had to be replaced. Ameren had never notified the City, but is not liable for
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City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, told the status of sidewalks they have completed
and what was left to be done this year.
Chief of Police Mark James submitted his written report to the council. His
Department had 50 calls, 8 traffic stops, 4 assist and 2 City Ordinance violations.
Mark discussed the changes he would like to see to City Code as when it comes to the
Weeds and Nuisances Ordinances. He wants to streamline the serving of notices
on violations and increase the fines. The group discussed the problems at length
and Bruce will revise the Ordinances according to what the Council wants to have
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher submitted an Ordinance Directing the Sale of Real
Estate know as 503 W. Elm. After discussion it was decided that the City would ask
the Fire Dept. to burn down the house and the City would do the backhoe work
needed. As the house is in very poor condition and needs to be removed.
The motion was made by Ald. Breese to purchase the Business Card Size
advertisement in the Fall and Winter Sports Program books at a cost of $60.00.
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. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John