City of Wyoming
August 13, 2018
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:31 p.m. (The
audio recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday,
August 13, 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
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 July 9, 2018 Regular Session Council Meeting was reviewed. The
motion was made to approve the minutes with a correction, in that Ald.Breese was not
at the meeting. Ald. Hardy requested the minutes be approved with correction. This was
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 $2,078,354.74. 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 8/13/18 and the other bills that were submitted the
night of the meeting. Which were, Motor City invoice dated 8/8/18 for $556.19, PDC
Laboratories Inc. invoice 19333146, for $18.50 and Streitmatter Land Improvement Inc.
invoice 7960 for $128.41. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all
ayes and the motion was carried.
Mandy Rowell requested that the 1000 block of N. 7 th Street be blocked off from 5:30
to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 th for her wedding and reception. The few
neighbors that could be affected will be at the wedding and reception. The Council and
Police Dept. gave her their blessings.
Bebe Groter who lives at 305 Henderson St. requested a donation for Toys for
Tots. Last year they had 26 families with 52 kids. All have Wyoming addresses so the
money stays in Wyoming. They purchase a toy and clothing items for each child, age
appropriate. The money is also used to purchase milk and meals at the Wyoming Grade
School for the children. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to donate $3,500 and
seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts, updated the Council on the
progress of TIF #2.
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Dennis then talked about a luncheon that Ameren is putting on in conjunction with
the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce. It will be held August 22, 2018. Dennis
encouraged everyone to come as it is very informative.
Engineer Justin Reeise from the Farnsworth Group handed out the WWTP
Improvements Preliminary Opinion of Probable Cost. He reminded the Council of
the IEPA process on reviewing our request for funding and loan assistance for the
Wastewater Facilities. The IEPA will assign a Reviewer who is located in
Springfield to go over all our documentation for the Project. He also, reminded the
Council that no design work has started yet. He left a long form Engineering Agreement
for the project and will also e-mail a copy as it is 75 pages. A long form is required by
the IEPA. He suggested we show our City Attorney.
Justin said two construction companies picked up the MFT Project Package but only
one submitted a bid at the Bid Opening that was held August 2 nd at City Hall. He felt the
bid amount from Pavement Maintenance Services was a good price of $37,239.75.
Therefore, he made the recommendation that the Council accept the bid. The motion
was made by Ald. Breese to accept the bid and this was seconded by Ald. Hansard.
Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Greg McCauley Manager of the R/O and Wastewater Treatment Plants reminded
the Council the problems he had with the west Clarifier at the WWTP. And then he had
to have work done on the east Clarifier. The council reviewed with him the labor and
work that had to be done to replace the rubber on the skimmer at a cost of $2,175
from Mississippi Pump.
He also noted that he will have an IEPA inspection at the R/O Plant tomorrow.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella discussed at length, the problem with the sanitary
sewer line that runs from behind Groter’s building on East Williams and has Clean Get
Away, up East Elm St. to Casey’s where there is a sink hole in front of Casey’s
General Store located at 109 S. 7 th Street. The line is old and deteriorating. It was
decided to get pricing for repair and hold a Special Meeting next Monday on
August 20 th to decide how to proceed.
Stacy Unhold, one of the owners of One Eleven Coffee requested that on October
6 th Mallard Street be blocked off for an October Fest like last year. She wants
barricades put up at noon and the event starts at 4:00 p.m. The band will be from 7:00
to 11:00 p.m. Everyone in attendance was exited about the event.
Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report. His department had 42 calls, 5
traffic stops, 2 assists, 2 arrests. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe went in for repair, due to
over heating. They had to replace the radiator and he got the oil chanced while there.
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City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher said this will be his last meeting as he will be
sworn in as Judge on September 4th. We will still be working with his office with
Attorney Mike Evans and Julie Maher. The Mayor and Council thanked him for more
than 30 years of service to the City of Wyoming.
The following Ordinance will also be placed on the Agenda for next Monday’s Special
Council Meeting. An Ordinance Annexing Certain Territory to the City of Wyoming.
Which is for Ag View located on the West side of Wyoming.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to advertise the property for Sale at 503 W.
Elm. This was seconded by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was
carried. And will be placed on September’s Agenda to accept bids for sale. At the
Special Meeting next Monday there will be An Ordinance Directing The Sale of
Real Estate for this property.
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 7:44 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John