City of Wyoming
September 11, 2017
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:34 p.m. (The
audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday,
September 11, 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, were present.
(Aldermen Daniel Hardman and Steve Hansard of the Third Ward were absent.)
Before the pledge to the American Flag the Mayor said let’s take a moment to
showing respect to the victims of 911.
Minutes from August 14 th 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 $1,943,932.12. 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 9/11/17. As well as the other bills submitted that night
which was, Randy Copple statement # 326485 for $90.00, FS Ag View Inc. statement
dated 8/31/17 for $388.64, PDC Labs invoices 87467 for $37.00 and 874648 for $86.25
and Stark Co. Communications for $50.00. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese.
Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The City has two CDs that mature on 9/26/2017 at the State Bank of Speer. One in
the amount of $37,014.51 and the other in the amount of $265,790.81.
Kathy called the local banks for their CD rates. After review of the information the
motion was made by Ald. Breese to go with Better Banks on the amount of
$37,014.51 at a rate of 1.20 % for 24 months. And the other amount of $265,790.81
go with the State Bank of Toulon at a rate of 1.23 % for 24 months. This was
seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
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Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts told the plans of One Eleven
Coffee on having a Brats Festival this fall on September 30 th from 4 to 11:00 p.m.
They would like to shut down part of Mallard Street which is the street behind City
Hall. They will put up picnic tables and have live music. The consensus of the council is
that it’s a great idea.
The council received a copy of the TIF Application received from Ryle Irish at 106 N
7 th Street. Due to the fact that two members were absent it was decided that they would
have a TIF Committee Meeting before the October Meeting. So the issue was table
for 30 days.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group, made his recommendation to go
ahead and pay invoice 5692 from Pavement Maintenance Service in the amount of
$39,076.73. Which came slightly under the amount approved by IDOT of $40,100. Both
Joe Kinsella and the council were happy with the work. Therefore, the motion was
made by Ald. Breese to pay the bill. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all
ayes and the motion was carried.
It was noted that Greg McCauley and Justin will meet next week to go over the
possible Improvement Project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Justin reminded
the council that we have already done the Pre-Application for Loan Assistance
through the IEPA. Justin said, there are still some low interest loans available for this
type of project. Greg said the electrical issues at the Plant are becoming a concern.
Because of the time line to apply to the state for permits and possible loans. The
consensus of the council is that we need to get the ball rolling on a Wastewater
Treatment Plant Improvement Project.
Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants said the bulk
water hose has been replaced. He has also sent out a blower to the oxidation ditch to
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, said they are done with sidewalks and are working
on cleaning ditches.
Chief of Police Mark James submitted his written report to the council. His
department had 66 calls, 4 traffic stops, 5 assist and 2 arrest. The public safety grant
has been completed and waiting for approval. Mark said, the Department has
started using a free service to law enforcement that allows them better and faster
access to some information including property owners, vehicle owners, reverse
look up on phone numbers and cell phone number not listed. He also reported that
Officer Alex Ingle is taking Taser classes so that he can teach and certify
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City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher reviewed with the council the proposed
Ordinance to Amend Title 8, Chapter 2, Weeds of the City Code of the City of
Wyoming. After discussion the motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve Ordinance
17/18-6. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was
Bruce will review the Nuisance Ordinance in hopes of streamlining that
Ordinance as far as serving violations notices.
The Ordinance Directing the Sale of Real Estate know as 503 W. Elm was placed
on hold as the Fire Department is going to burn down the house at the end of this
Bruce is working on the Annexation Paper so we can proceed with TIF# 2. The
stipulations for reimbursement that the council wanted to make to the property
owners will be spelled out in the paperwork.
The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by
Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John