City of Wyoming
January 8, 2018
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,
January 8, 2018 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, all present.
Minutes from the December 11 th Regular Session Council Meeting were reviewed.
The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Lindahl and
seconded by Ald. Hardman. 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 $1,991,520.01. The motion was made by Ald.
Hardy to authorize Treasurer Kathy Carter to pay all the bills listed on the City of
Wyoming Board Listing dated 1/8/18 and the following bills that were submitted the
night of the meeting. Farm King invoice 767979 for 44.76, Menards invoice 97050 for
$87.97 and Stark Co. Communications invoice 22340 for $22.00. The motion was
seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts said that John Taylor has
complied with the conditions of the Downtown Beautification Incentive Program.
Alderman Dan Hardman inspected the work done at both locations 101 & 103 N. 7 th
with Hubert Hughes the contractor. The motion was made to approve the application by
Ald. Hardman for 101 N. 7 th St. at the amount of $3,000. This was seconded by Ald.
Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The motion was made to approve the application by Ald. Hansard for 103 N. 7 th St. at
the amount of $620.72. This was seconded by Ald. Breese, roll call all ayes and the
motion was carried.
Dennis reviewed with the Council the reported he prepared titled, Wyoming History &
Arts Association Profit & Loss for the year of January through December 2017.
He told of all the work that has been done inside. Their next board meeting will be
1/17/18 at the Paramount.
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Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group and Greg McCauley Manager
of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants met to plan the scope of work to be
done at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Justin submitted a report with the Priorities of
Improvement that needs to be addressed. After review with the Council they felt the
following were the most important. (1) Addition of Surface Mounted Aerators (2)
Electrical and Control Improvements (3) Sludge Drying Bed Improvements (4)
Clarifier Mechanical Improvements and (5) Tertiary Filter Repairs at an estimated
cost of $1,171.875.00. There is Illinois EPA Funding available if the City meets the
criteria. The Engineering will cost between $40,000 to $50,000. They will start with a
Project Plan and then a Design Plan. He will have the Agreement for Engineering on
the Project Plan at the February Meeting. In the meantime an Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency Funding Nomination for Loan Assistance for
Wastewater Facilities will be filed before the January 31th deadline.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted his report. He said that he got straight
salt for the roads.
Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report to the council. His department had
30 calls, 11 traffic stops, 6 assists and 3 ordinance violations. He said that Matt
Reinhart has started his State Certification Training.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to donate $250 to the Freedom House. This was
seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
This is a resource the Police Dept. uses for assisting adult and child survivors of
domestic violence and sexual assault.
The council reviewed the pictures of Ordinance Violations of a couple properties
around Wyoming. One location showed improvement and the other did not. Mark was
instructed to issue a ticket to that location.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher was absent from the meeting.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by Ald.
Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John