City of Wyoming
August 10, 2020
Venue: Paramount Theater
including Video Conferencing via “ZOOM”
The Regular Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Pat Maher at
6:09 p.m. (The Zoom application records the meeting) The Wyoming,
Illinois City Council met Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Paramount
Theater located at 104 S. 7th, Wyoming, IL.
Mayor Maher was presiding with Alderwomen Kathy Hardy and Ginger
Carlisle 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 were present.
Minutes from the August 10, 2020 Regular and Executive Session
Council Meetings were reviewed . The motion was made by Ald. Carlisle
to approve the minutes as presented. This was seconded by Ald.
Hansard. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion carried.
The Treasurer’s Report and Bills were reviewed. The Treasurer’s Report
showed a General Operation and CDs balance of $2,050,781.61. 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
8/10/2020 and the other bills that were submitted the night of the meeting.
Which were; AG View FS, Inc statement dated 7/31/20 for $973.43, Farm
King of Kewanee statement dated 7/30/20 for $22.98, Hinkley Springs invoice
2717749 for $3.50, Ryan Sandblasting invoice 386 for $150.00, Saw-N-Logs
invoice for $4150.00, Wigand Disposal Co. invoice 4660635 for $79.60, and
Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System invoice DUES9471 for $60.00. The
motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion
Public Discussion: Jed Nicholas and Garth Nicholas, of New Wave Net
Corp, addressed the Council requesting approval to install fiber optics for the
downtown business district, including the City Police/ Maintenance building.
They plan on boring approximately three feet below grade behind the
businesses and will take 30 days or less to complete. ARCO will be the
company that does the actual boring. If there is interest in the residential
areas of the City they will match the competitor’s price. The motion was made
by Ald. Breese to allow New Wave Corp. to begin installing the fiber optics
immediately for the downtown business district. The motion was seconded by
Ald. Hansard. Voice vote all ayes and the motion passed.
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Economic Development Advisor, Denny Rewerts: presented Ordinance
No. 20/21-8 to establish a date of October 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for a
public hearing regarding the Proposed Wyoming TIF District No. 2. The
meeting will be held at the Paramount Theater, 104 S. 7th Street. A
motion was made by Ald. Hardy to approve the Ordinance for the TIF No.
2 Public Hearing. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call
votes all ayes and the motion carried.
Denny reminded the Council that this is the last step prior to voting on the
Final Ordinances to approve TIF District No. 2 at the November 9, 2020
He also informed the Council that the City will be receiving a large bill from
The Economic Development Group, Ltd. He added that we can borrow from
TIF No. 1 to help pay for TIF No. 2.
Chief of Police, Mark James reported he had 21 calls, 3 arrests, 3 assists,
and 4 traffic stops. His paper shredder has stopped working and will need to
be replaced. Also the tires on the Ford are very worn and will need to be
replaced in the next 1-2 months.
Superintendent Joe Kinsella: reported that our part-time worker, Seth King, is
done working and Quinn Breese will be finished by the end of this week. They
were able to oil and chip a few streets but are done for now. Saw-n-Logs have
cut down several trees with about 10 more to go but will finish later in the
Ald. Hardy mentioned a couple of complaints about broken sidewalks in front
of their homes that need to be replaced.
Ald. Carlisle received a complaint about a neighbor’s garbage can that
continually sits out by the street after garbage pick up. The owner fills it full of
garbage throughout the week while it remains by the street. Mayor Maher and
Officer James said there is a City Ordinance that addresses the garbage.
Officer James will follow up on this.
Ald. Hansard stated he had looked at the lights downtown and liked the
brightness of the one in front of Anne Rennick’s office. Everyone agreed that
we need the brightest LED bulbs for the downtown lights. Joe Kinsella will
contact H&H Industries to let them know.
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Ald. Breese made the motion to go into Executive Session regarding
Personnel and seconded by Ald. Hardy. Voice votes all ayes and the
Executive Session began at 6:44 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Breese to return to Regular Session. This
was seconded by Ald. Carlisle. Voice votes all ayes and the regular
session started at 6:50 p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to accept Diane Baker’s raise of
$.50 per hour to be retroactive from her 6 month date of employment,
July 27, 2020. The motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Voice votes
all ayes and the motion carried.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Ald. Hansard and seconded by Ald. Hardy.
Voice votes all ayes and the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
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