City of Wyoming
October 8, 2018
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:32 p.m. (The audio
recorder was turned on.) The Wyoming, Illinois City Council met Monday, October 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 and Aldermen
Dave Lindahl and Ryan Breese of the Second Ward with Alderman Steve Hansard
of the Third Ward, present. Alderman Daniel Hardman of the Third Ward absent.
Also in attendance was Julianna Rees of Peoria who attendants Bradley
University. She is taking a State and Local Government class of Professor
Dr. Megan Rimmel.
Minutes from the September 10, 2018 Regular Session Council Meeting was
reviewed. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to approve the minutes as presented.
This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and the minutes were
The Treasurer’s Report and Bills were reviewed. The Treasurer’s Report showed a
General Operation and CDs balance of $2,078,765.73. 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 10/8/18 and the other bills that were submitted the
night of the meeting. Which was, Mike King receipt #100 for $200.00, Saws-n-Logs
invoice received 10/8/18 for $4,225.00 and T & D Sewer Jetting for $675.00. The motion
was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella talked at length with the council about the sink
hole that needs to be repaired in front of Casey’s at 109 S. 7 th . A hole was bored so
a camera could be ran down. There is a definite void in that area which looks like it
runs past the centerline. Joe discussed the various ways of fixing it but, is unsure how
large the void actually is. It was decided to call Gensini Excavating for possible help
on the project as a confined space box will be used because of the depth.
The deteriorating sanitary sewer line that runs from behind Groter’s building on
East and West Elm should be done this month. It was decided while it is dug up a
new lateral will be ran to 201 S. 7 th Street as well.
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David Hamilton and Chad Patel who are part owners of The Lounge at 103 N. 7 th
Street, requested a Class “A” Liquor License. Which authorizes the retail sale on
premises of liquor for consumption as well as retail sale of such liquor. At a yearly cost
of $700.00 as per City Code 3-2-8. They currently have a Class “B” Liquor License
which authorizes the retail sale of wine and beer only for consumption on the premises
where sold only. At a yearly cost of $200.00 per year. They also informed the council
that they have received their Gaming Machines but are waiting on the State to hook
them up. Mayor Maher said as Liquor Commissioner, he will authorize the Lounge
to get a Class “A” License.
Economic Development Advisor Dennis Rewerts, had Nick Nelson Associate
Attorney from The Economic Development Group with him. Nick will be talking to
Erika Unhold by phone tomorrow and will report back afterwards. On the status of
Annexation of some of Doctor Unhold’s land west of Wyoming.
Nick also told that besides the Petition for Annexation and the Ordinance for
Annexing of Certain Territory, an Agreement needs to be drawn up detailing the
rebating of taxes to the owner of property as well as a public meeting.
Engineer Justin Reeise from the Farnsworth Group along with his Junior
Assistant Mia Reeise made the recommendation to pay Pavement Maintenance
Group invoice #18105 for $31,948.65 for this years MFT Project. It was noted that it
came in under the approved amount of $37,239.75. The motion was made by Ald.
Breese to authorize the payment. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all
ayes and the motion was carried.
He again 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 to go over all our documentation for the Project. Ald. Breese made the motion
to go ahead with the required IEPA Engineer Agreement and to proceed with
Design Work. The motion 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 said that the
Generator is up and running. Greg discussed at length with the Council the status of
the Watertower. A site visit report was submitted by our engineering group.
Greg’s recommendation was that our Engineers’ put together a Project Plan to
deal with the raiser pipe and tower.
The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to purchase an electric heater to be used on
the Watertower. This was seconded by Ald. Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the
motion was carried.
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Chief of Police Mark James submitted his report. His department had 32 calls, 3
traffic stops, 1 assist, 4 arrests. Mark said he is going to start pricing a new Taser and
holsters as well as looking into getting an additional body cam. There is a
possibility that some of the cost can be covered under a Public Safety Grant.
Matt Reinhart has completed his training and has passed his state test and is now
fully certified as a law enforcement officer. Mark will start the paperwork for
reimbursement from the state for the cost of training. It’s up to the State on how much
of the $2,000 the City will get back. The motion was made by Ald. Bresse to starting
paying Matt Reinhart $16.00 an hour. This was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call
votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
The council received in their packets the renewal cost of the Employee’s Healthcare
Insurance from United Healthcare. At an increase of 6.1% with the Employee’s
paying half of the increase. The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to renew the
Employee’s Healthcare Insurance. This was seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call
votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
Attorney Carol Perkins was in attendance who is an Associate of Mike Evans. She
said that Mike and she will both be in Wyoming at least once a week.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by Ald.
Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes and Mia Reeise helped the Mayor adjourn the meeting
with the strike of the gavel at 7:46 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
Judy St. John