City of Wyoming
April 13, 2020
Venue: Video Conferencing through “ZOOM”
The Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at 6:15 p.m.
(The Zoom Video Conference application records the meeting) The Wyoming,
Illinois City Council met Monday, April 13, 2020 via remote access on the
Zoom App. in a Regular Session.
Mayor Maher was presiding with Alderwoman Ginger Carlisle and
Alderwoman Kathy Hardy of the First Ward, Aldermen Ryan Breese and
Dave Lindahl of the Second Ward, and Aldermen Daniel Hardman and
Steve Hansard of the Third Ward, all present.
Minutes from the March 23, 2020 Regular Session Council Meeting were
reviewed. The motion to approve the minutes was made by Ald. Carlisle, and
seconded by Ald. Hardman. 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 $2,021,094.52. The
motion was made by Ald. Hansard to authorize Treasurer Lisa Evans to
pay all the bills listed on the City of Wyoming Board Listing dated 4/9/20
and the other bills that were submitted the night of the meeting. They were,
Jacob Klein statement dated 4/9/20 for 1st
quarter for $105.20, EDG, Ltd
statement dated 4/9/20 for 1st
quarter for $420.80, Tri-Con Materials, Inc
invoice 32318 dated 4/4/20 for $141.16, Brenntag Mid-South, Inc. invoice
BMS551877 dated 4/01/20 for $1897.18. The motion was seconded by Ald.
Hardy. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried.
City Attorney Michael Evans was absent from the meeting. His assistant
Julie Maher attended.
City Engineer Justin Reeise of the Farnsworth Group presented the MFT
2020 proposed program for approval. He said it was similar to last year at
$53,000. He will submit the approved Resolution, along with a draft of the
map, to IDOT for approval. We will have an opportunity to finalize and
change the map if needed. The motion was made by Ald. Hansard to
accept the proposed MFT 2020 Resolution for the amount of $53,000.
The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and
the motion was carried.
(Resolution number 19/20-14)
Water & Sewer Manager, Greg McCauley reported a major leak was fixed
at Bigger’s State Farm Insurance building. Ald. Breese alerted Joe
Kinsella of the leak.
Everything else is at a standstill at this time.
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Minutes from 4/13/2020
Mayor Report: Mayor Maher informed the Council that the Finance
Committee met with The State Bank of Toulon on February 19, 2020 to
go over the products and services they could offer the City of Wyoming.
He asked Mark Rewerts, from The State Bank of Toulon, to go over some
of those products with the Council. Mark mentioned they have the ICS
program (Insured Cash Sweep) for large deposits that offer a good rate.
However, during this pandemic, rates have dropped. They can set up ACH
Cash Management payments for water bills. Customers would fill out a form
authorizing the bank to withdraw the payment from their account. They can
also set us up with online banking and Merchant service payment with credit
cards or debit cards. Mark said we can call him or the President, Doug
Parrott, directly for quick responses.
Ald. Hardy questioned why we were considering changing banks. Mayor
Maher explained that the service has been bad for several months. He
thinks Toulon Bank can do more for us with a quicker response and
City Treasurer, Lisa Evans commented that there were communication
issues for several months that just kept adding up, however, things have
improved over the last couple of months.
Ald. Carlisle asked that we table this for a later date. She believed that
others on the council need more information and time to look into this.
Mayor Maher presented some properties that need addressed.
First is the property located at 103 N. Galena where the old Locker is
located. Superintendent, Joe Kinsella will look into renting an excavator
and trucks to demolish the Locker and haul it away.
Next is the property located at 408 N. Main which includes a house that
needs to be condemned and demolished. Pictures need to be taken showing
the condition of the house and given to the City Attorney, Mike Evans. Mayor
Maher will meet with Mike and discuss what needs to be done to condemn
Finally are two properties owned by the City that are costing the city to
maintain. They are 503 W. Elm and 611 N 7th Street. The Council agreed
to put ads in the paper to accept sealed bids on both properties.
Economic Development Report: Denny Rewerts submitted TIF no. 2
Inducement Resolution for approval. This Resolution will allow new
business, Pub 91, the right to apply for money when TIF 2 is in effect.
The motion to approve the TIF No. 2 Inducement Resolution was made
by Ald. Carlisle, and seconded by Ald. Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes
and the motion was carried. (Resolution 19/20-13)
Denny also mentioned he would be attending a Grant Webinar on
Wednesday, April 15, regarding Downstate Small Business Stimulus due
to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City would have to apply for the grants for
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City Superintendent: Joe Kinsella reported that they had just finished jetting
out the sewer
line starting at 6th
Street to the end of Thomas Street. He suggested that we
line it as every section was full of roots that will grow back in 6 months.
They had also finished the storm sewer near the Catholic Church and added
one 4′ and two 3′ manholes. Grating still needs to be done.
Joe presented a quote from Streitmatter Land Improvement to replace
storm sewer near Mark Rewerts house underground to Rucker Meaker’s
field. This would include running the tile under South Street. The quote
based on 12 ” perforated tile, material and labor totaled $11,984.80.
Mayor Maher asked if TIF 2 money could be used for this job. Denny
Rewerts said he would have to look into that. The motion was made by Ald.
Breese to accept SLI’s Bid with 12″ tile for a total of $11,984.80 and
invest TIF funds for any or all of the project. Ald. Carlisle seconded the
motion. Voice votes all ayes and the minutes were approved.
Chief of Police, Mark James reported that calls have dropped off
dramatically. Also, due to the shortage of hand sanitizer during this
pandemic, he will be picking some up for the Police Dept., City, and the
Sheriff’s office from a source in Iowa. (Mississippi River Distilling Co.)
Alderperson’s Report: Ald. Carlisle reported a dead animal needs to be
picked up in front of 409 N. 7th
Motion to Adjourn was made by Ald. Hardy and seconded by Ald.
Hansard. Voice votes all ayes and the meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
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Minutes from 4/13/2020