City of Wyoming
September 14, 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 $2,086,909.22. The motion
was made by Ald. Hardy to authorize Treasurer Lisa Evans to pay all the
bills listed on the City of Wyoming Board Listing dated 8/31/2020 and the
other bills that were submitted the night of the meeting. Which were; Brenntag
invoice BMS674351 dated 9/08/20 for $2261.01, IV Cellular invoice dated 9/9/20
for $179.15, Farnsworth Group invoice 218635 for $7007.50, Tri-state Asphalt,
LLC invoice 5713235668 for $1715.00, Tri-Con Materials Inc invoices 33803,
33890, 33999 totaling $649.44, LBS Trucking invoice 864706 for $112.45. The
motion was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion
Treasurer Lisa Evans reported that the Health Insurance premiums are
going to increase 15% for the current plan after December 1, 2020. A
representative from Hediger & Meyers Insurance will be glad to meet with
the city to review the options prior to the November 9, 2020 Council
City Attorney Michael Evans informed the Council that the State of Illinois
mandates all business employees complete Sexual Harassment Prevention
training by December 1 each calendar year.
Mike updated the council on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Annexation. The
next step is to have the notice of annexation posted in the paper then the
ordinance can be voted on at the next council meeting.
Mike reported that he was able to contact Mr. Mutz regarding the properties he
donated to the city. Mr. Mutz agreed to change the language of the Release
Deed to allow the city to use the properties in any way they see fit. Mike will
prepare the paperwork and report on this at next council meeting.
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Economic Development Advisor, Denny Rewerts reported that we are on the
final steps of completing the Proposed TIF District 2 timeline. A Joint Review
Board meeting was held on September 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The First
Publication of Public Hearing Notice will be sent out on September 24, 2020 and
the Second Publication of Public Hearing Notice will be on October 1, 2020. The
Public Hearing will be held at the Paramount Theater on October 12, 2020 at
5:30 p.m..The final Ordinance, to establish TIF District No. 2, will be voted
on at our November 9, 2020 Council Meeting.
Denny also reported he attended a webinar explaining the local CURE
program, which is the local funding from the Federal Cares Act. This program
reimburses municipalities for money spent due to the Covid virus. The North
Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) hired two people, Elisabeth
Benham and Cole Horner, to assist municipalities in applying for these funds.
Denny and City Clerk, Diane Baker met with them on September 11, 2020 to go
over what can and can’t be applied for. They will help us through the process and
be available to us anytime we have questions.
Denny updated the council on the City Baseball field Concession Stand. It
will be a steel framed building by American Steel with restrooms and storage
area for equipment. There is no sewer service at this location so Joe Kinsella
received a bid from Wes Wilkinson to put in a Septic tank. The bid was for a
total of $5,000. Ald. Breese commented that this is a very good price. After
some discussion a motion was made by Ald. Hansard to accept the bid of
$5,000 to be paid out of the City’s General Fund. The motion was seconded
by Ald. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was carried. Ald.
Hardman suggested involving the Boy Scouts to help with the work inside the
Engineer Justin Reeise from the Farnsworth Group reported that all of our
agreements have been approved by IDOT for our MFT projects. We had no
bidders for this years road work.
Ald. Hansard received complaints that the end of W. Agard Street has not
been completely tarred and chipped for 2 years. The decision was made to
inform the customer that it will have to be done next Spring.
City Superintendent Joe Kinsella reported he has changed over 20 water
meters this month. He started to chip and tar streets this week and will possibly
do some more sidewalks.
Greg McCauley, Manager of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
reported that he is busy cleaning up to get ready for winter. The auger is not in
yet so he plans on modifying the current basket with bigger holes to increase flow
and alleviate the issue with the auger running non stop.
Mayor, Pat Maher informed the council that on Wednesday, September 30,
2020, Mid Century Communication will be set up in front of the Paramount
Theater handing out packets with costs and information regarding the fiber optics
internet and answering any questions the residents might have.
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He also mentioned the following offices are up for election on April 6, 2021;
Mayor, City Clerk, and Aldermen Ward 1 -Ginger Carlisle, Ward 2, Ryan
Breese, and Ward 3, Dan Hardman. City Clerk, Diane Baker will have
petition packets ready in the next week. The filing period is 12/14/2020 –
Chief of Police, Mark James reported he had 41 calls, 5 assists, and 5 traffic
stops. Chief James also presented a bill from Lexipol for $1548.00 for the Annual
Law Enforcement Policy Manual & Daily Training Bulletins. He wanted to explain
that this manual keeps him updated on policies and has been very useful in the
past. After some discussion a motion was made by Ald. Breese to approve the
payment of $1548.00 for the Annual Law Enforcement Policy Manual. The motion
was seconded by Ald. Hardman. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion was
Ald. Hansard made a motion to go into Executive Session on the topic of
Personnel. The motion was seconded by Ald. Lindahl. Voice votes all ayes
and the session started at
7:06 p.m. A motion was made by Ald. Hardy to return to Regular Session.
The motion was seconded by Ald. Carlisle. Voice votes all ayes and the
Regular Session started at 7:09p.m.
The motion was made by Ald. Hardy to approve the pay increase of 2% for
Officer Bill Dorn beginning October 1, 2020. The motion was seconded by
Ad. Breese. Roll call votes all ayes and the motion carried.
Ald Hardman informed the council that there are a few Boy Scouts that need a
project to become an Eagle rank. It can be public or a not for profit project.
Please let him know if there are any projects that need done. Dan mentioned the
Lion’s Club takes used eye glasses and refurbishes them for those in need. The
Scouts plan on building a drop box for the glasses and asked for suggestions on
where to put the drop box uptown for easy access.
Ald. Breese asked for the status of the employee payroll being switched from
ADP to Illinois FBFM (Karen Parrott). City Treasurer, Lisa Evans will request a
quote from Karen and present it at our next council meeting.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Ald. Hardy and seconded by Ald. Breese.
Voice votes all ayes and the meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Minutes submitted by,
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