City of Wyoming
June 11, 2018
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, June
11, 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. And
Alderman Ryan Breese of the Second Ward with Aldermen Daniel Hardman and
Steve Hansard of the Third Ward, present. ( Alderman Dave Lindahl of the Second
Ward was absent.)
Minutes from the May 14, 2018 Regular Session Council Meeting was reviewed.
The motion was made to approve the minutes as presented by Ald. Hardman 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 $1,969,445.58. 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 6/11/18 and the other bills that were submitted the
night of the meeting. Which were, Ferguson invoice # 284781 for $440.90, and Stark
County Communications invoice # 23232 for $699. The motion was seconded by Ald.
Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardman to approve the Agreement with Wolf, Tesar &
Company, P.C. for our Annual Audit at a gross fee not to exceed $8,000. This was
seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Tammy Rouse first addressed the Council as Director of the Fair Board. And
asked if a portion of Washington Street can be closed on Sunday, July 29 th during
the 4-H Fair for the Stark County Car & Truck Show. Which is free to all the Cruisers
and Spectators. The Council gave their approval.
Tammy Rouse then addressed the Council as the President of the Chamber of
Commerce and requested a $750 donation for the Corn Boil. Being held Saturday,
July 28 th at the Fair Grounds. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to donate $750
as requested. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion
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Tammy and the Mayor then discussed the Hanging Basket Project. They are to be
places on the City’s light poles. The Mayor called the company that put up the lights
poles and found out they will hold up to a 40 pound planter. Various types of hanging
planters were discussed. It was discussed to get one made and filled to see how much
it weights before they proceed with all the light poles. The Mayor and Council
complimented her on the great job she is doing.
Joe Gray representing the Wyoming Tractor Pull Association addressed the
Council. He said that more than 1400 people attended last year’s tractor pull. This
year they have added more classes to the event. The motion was made by Ald. Breese
to donate $1,000 to Wyoming Tractor Pull. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll
call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. The Council thanked Joe Gray and the
Association for their good work.
Dave Bickett addressed the council from the Wyoming Community Fireworks and
said the Fireworks will be held Tuesday, July 3 rd at dusk. The cost of the Fireworks is
$4,200 and there are other expenses as in Explosive Handling Licenses for three
operators to help with the fireworks. The council expressed their appreciation for all the
work that Dave does each year with the fireworks along with the Fire Dept. The motion
was made by Ald. Hansard to donate $1,000 to the event. This was seconded by Ald.
Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts was absent from the meeting.
Engineer Justin Reese from the Farnsworth Group said that IDOT has not
approved the MFT Project yet but feels it will be soon. The plan is as soon as it’s
approved they will advertise the project in the trade notifications. A bid opening
will be scheduled. And hopefully we will be able to award the project at the next
council meeting with construction be done in August.
Justin handed out a sheet on the Wastewater Treatment Plant on preliminary costs
of the Project Plan. He wanted to review it with the Council as he plans on
submitting the WWTP Project Plan to the IEPA this month. After much discussion it
was the consensus of the council that the Sand Filters at a cost of $200,000 will be
upgraded to Membranes at a cost of around $500,000. The electrical will be a total
overhaul except for the Generator which is in good condition. Justin will get the
revisions made to the Project Plan as instructed by the Council. He will then start
working on a proposal for the Design Phase of the project for next month.
Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants had
submitted this report. He said water usage is high. There is a lot of spraying, watering
and pool filling going on.
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He touched briefly on the new Peracetic Acid Requirements required on the
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella submitted his report. He has started on sidewalks
and will be doing the Congregational Church and Library in the next couple weeks.
Joe said there are at least ten Ash Trees that will need to be taken down soon.
Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report. His department had 60 calls, 11
traffic stops, 4 assists, 1 arrests.
Chief Mark James and the Council discussed at length the speed limits of City
Streets. He felt that some of the streets should be post for a lower speed then 30
miles an hour. Based on past history in the City of Wyoming it was decided to keep the
speed limit as is.
City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher reviewed with the Council the proposed Prevailing
Rate of Wages Ordinance. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to approve Ordinance
No. 18/19-2, An Ordinance to Establish the Prevailing Rate of Wages of the City of
Wyoming 2018. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the
motion was carried.
The Council discussed the removal and time frame for the trailer at 601 N. Galena. It
was noted the trailer doesn’t have any wheels and axles. The Mayor said they have
received some pricing of total removal of the trailer but it is pricey. The Mayor is going
to do some more calling on scrapping it out verses total removal.
According to Alderman and Fireman Dan Hardman the house will be burnt down
at 503 W. Elm Street in the next couple weeks.
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 8:05 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John