City of Wyoming   

April 9, 2018

Council Meeting     

TIF District #1, Joint Review Board Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:00 p.m. Paul Ostromsky Economic Development Analyst from The Economic Development Group. LTD. conducted the meeting. Everyone in attendants was given an Agenda to the meeting and was asked to sign in and give their name and organization they represented. The purpose of the meeting was to review the effectiveness and status of the redevelopment project area. Those in attendants were also given an FY2016 and FY2017 Summary and Cumulative Report. Which was a report on the history of our TIF District #1, revenues in and out and redevelopment agreements, which Paul reviewed with the group. Paul asked if anyone had questions? Tim Colgan representing the Wyoming Public Library, asked if TIF monies could be used on repair of the sidewalk in front of the Library. After discussed it was decided to discuss further in the regular council meeting. The TIF meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.

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, April 9, 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 from the meeting.

Minutes from the March 12th 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 $2,061,112.48. 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 4/9/18 and the other bill that were submitted the night of the meeting. Which was, Stark County Communications invoice 22845 for $22.00. The motion was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

During public discussion, Tim Colgan President of the Wyoming Library located at 119 N. 7th Street.  Addressed the Council on the issue of the sunken sidewalk in front of the Library. He said it’s a big problem with water pooling and freezing on the sidewalk. The Library would be happy to help pay part of the cost. It was determined that TIF money can be used to repair and replacement existing sidewalks. Also, MFT money can be used as well. So it will be addressed while doing this year’s Sidewalk Project.

He also updated the group on the status of the new scoreboard that will be delivered in three weeks for the new ball diamond. He told of the combined efforts of the Lions Club, Legion, Aldrich Co., Frank Shafer and the City in making it a reality.  

Josh Powell from Rocket Communications introduced himself to the council. He had asked if his company could lease an area on the Watertower for his internet equipment. But the City currently has a leasing agreement with Network Business Systems. Who provided free internet service to City Hall, Police and Fire Departments. The Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Paramount as per the agreement. Also, in the agreement the City won’t allow another internet provider to use the tower while their equipment is on the tower.

Trent Frisby asked if he could have a Special Event Liquor License for July 13th or 14th as a Fund Raiser for his Sister-in-law who is fighting Cancer. He said that it will be held at the Junior Fairgrounds. The Mayor OK’d.  

And the fund raiser for Princeville’s Troutman Park that will also be hold at the Junior Fairgrounds.  On September 15th during Stark County’s Fall Festival. Was OK’d by the Mayor as well.

Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts had nothing further to report.

Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group was absent from the meeting.  

Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants had submitted the Supply Agreement from Preoxy Chem on Seasonal Disinfection. The council had received a copy of the Agreement in their council meeting packets. The motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve the agreement. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

City Superintendent Joe Kinsella, submitted his report. The motion was made by Ald. Breese and seconded by Ald. Lindahl to extended the manufacturer’s warranty on the Generac Generator at the City’s Shed for 10 yrs. at a cost of $995.00.                  

Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report. His department had 59 calls, 9 traffic stops, 4 assists and 2 arrests. Mark told the council that he is looking into a program that will greatly increase their ability in helping on investigations. It called Mid-State Organized Crime Information Center. He going through their information and by laws on the program.

                                                                                                                                            City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher was absent from the meeting. But had sent the City Clerk the following Ordinances. Copies of the Ordinances were in the Council meeting packets.

Ordinance 17/18-10, An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Wyoming. (307 W. Agard) The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to pass the Ordinance. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Ordinance 17/18-11, An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Wyoming. ( Land that is located behind 702 N. 7th Street running north to W. Maple Street. Legal description is in Ordinance.) The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to pass the Ordinance. This was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.

Ordinance 17/18-12, An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Wyoming. ( Small piece of land back of 508 S. 7th Street. Legal description is in Ordinance.) The motion was made by Ald. Breese to pass the Ordinance. 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. Breese. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting was adjourned at 6:57 p.m.  

Minutes submitted by,

Judy St. John

City Clerk