City of Wyoming   

February 12, 2018

Council Meeting     

The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:30 p.m. (The audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday, February 12, 2018 at City Hall. Located at 108 E. Williams Street, in a Regular Session. Mayor Maher was presiding with Aldermen Dave Lindahl and Ryan Breese of the Second Ward with Aldermen Daniel Hardman and Steve Hansard of the Third Ward, present. Alderwoman Kathy Hardy of the First Ward was absent.

Minutes from the January 8th Regular Session Council Meeting were reviewed. The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Hansard 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 $2,017,347.03. The motion was made by Ald. Breese to authorize Treasurer Kathy Carter to pay all the bills listed on the City of Wyoming Board Listing dated 2/12/18 and the other bill that was submitted the night of the meeting which was, Wallace Engr. & Surveying Co. Inc. invoice 17230 for $300.00. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group submitted the Agreement for Professional Services Combined Hourly Charges and Lump Sum. Justin explained the IEPA won’t pay for the Design Work on the Wastewater Treatment Project. This will all be out of pocket for the City. In the Agreement that Justin handed out is an outline and schedule of what will need to be done in the various Phases. He did remind the council various steps will be State driven awaiting on their approval process and granting permits. He hoped that in the Fall all the Design Plans will be approved and in the Spring of 2019 construction will begin. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to approve Phase 1, at a cost of $7,500, Phase 2, at a cost not to exceed $32,000 and Phase 3, at a cost not to exceed $5,000. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.  

Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants said the NPDS Application has been submitted and all the other starting a new calender year paperwork required has been done.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted the survey done by Wallace Engineering and Survey Co. on Mallard Street. Joe had added notes and sketches of parking places. It was proposed making the street a one way street to the west with diagonal parking. A handicapped parking lot on the west end of the street by the stop gn. He said from the west end of street to the garage you could fit 12 parking spaces. The motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve the Project and make Mallard Street a one-way, diagonal parking street.  This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.  This will also be posted in the local Newspapers. The work will start when the weather permits.

Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report. His department had 45 calls, 10 traffic stops, 2 assists and 2 arrests. The Ford had to have a new battery and radio work done on it. Ron Barr is no longer doing radio work so he went with Reagan Electronics in Washington. He is ordering a portable battery charger and jump starter with an air compressor for his department.

The council was given a copy of Minutes from our 1/19/17 Council Meeting. Where the motion was made to pay a new Police Officer $33,000 a year plus benefits. After one year probation and moving to Wyoming that officer will receive an increase of $1,000. They were also given a copy of the minutes from 3/13/17. Which told how on February 23rd Alex Ingle was hired as a full time Police Officer and was Sworn in with the Official Oath. Therefore, the motion was made by Ald. Breese to give Alex his $1,000 increase as of 2/23/18. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts discussed the Building Trades Program. He told that a family from Cambridge has agreed to the terms of the program. But the Stark County School will continue to be involved in the program so there is a good chance that Wyoming could be a future site.

Dennis told the council that two new businesses are coming to the downtown business area so he is happy to hear we are expanding our parking on Mallard Street.

City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher and the council discussed the status of the   Petitions for Annexation that is needed for the TIF District # 2.

After last month’s meeting Chief James issued a ticket for Ordinance Violations as instructed by council. All photos and ticket information has been turned over to Bruce.

The motion was made by Ald. Lindahl to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk