Village of Wyanet Board of Trustees met August 8
Village of Wyanet Board of Trustees met August 8.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
Village President Bruce Hand called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. Following the pledge of allegiance,
roll call was answered by Hand, Bickett, Etheridge, Johnson, Law, Peterson and Spears.
Jim and Barb Whitfield approached the board concerning their neighbors unsightly property. The yard is
overgrown with numerous trees, bushes and weeds. Chief Marquez will issue the property owner with a
citation. If no action is taken by the owner, the maintenance department will trim the areas hanging over the
alley and sidewalk. A lien could then be placed on the property.
Mike Walters questioned the need for an additional no parking space approved at the July meeting in front of
the corner store. He was informed that it was for safety reasons. The board will allow the business to use the
no parking space as a loading and unloading area only.
Superintendent Teske presented the monthly maintenance report. They have been busy mowing, trimming
trees and patching streets. One new water service had been put in. He plans to install 2 fire hydrants next
month. The spray patching has been completed.
Chief Marquez gave his monthly activity report. No more complaints had been received about the dog
barking issues. The 2002 squad car has been stripped and is ready for to be sold. There are three propertys
that have gone back to the banks and will be in need of mowing soon. The house on East Main that had
received complaints about over grown trees and accumulated garbage is showing signs of improvement.
A motion was made by Bickett and seconded by Spears to approve the consent agenda as presented. Bickett,
Spears, Etheridge, Johnson and Law voted in favor of the motion. Peterson voted no. Motion passed 5-1
Cemetery & Parks – Trustee Law reported there is a very large dead tree in the North East corner of the
cemetery. Individuals may oversee installation of headstones as long as they follow the required
specifications and have the prep work inspected prior to setting will be allowed. Illegal dumping has
occurred in the cemetery and will be addressed. Ballpark cleaning and concession stand work continues. He
has received interest from several travel league teams to use the ball diamond next year.
A motion was made by Etheridge and seconded by Spears to have the dead tree at the cemetery removed.
The committee will have the tree removed with cost not to exceed $1,150.00. Motion passed unanimously by
roll call vote.
Water, Sewer & Sanitation – Trustee Johnson would like to see sewer lining continue. Engineer Jack Kusek
arrived and said installation of a stirator in the water tower would cost approximately $40,000.00. He and
Certified Operator Joe Glynn felt there could be other ways to address concerns. One suggestion was to
begin flushing hydrants more often. The results of the community income survey show that the village will
qualify for the DECO grant. General clean up was discussed.
A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Peterson to set general clean-up for August 29th. Motion
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Bickett to apply for the $500,000.00 DECO Grant. Motion
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Building & Equipment – Trustee Spears was given two estimates for concrete work to pour a pad and walls
for a salt shed. President Hand will contact the fire department to see when they would like to schedule
burning the old police station.
A motion was made by Spears and seconded by Peterson to seek sealed bids for the 2002 Chev Impala squad
car. Bids will be due by 6:30 p.m. September 12th. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Law and seconded by Bickett to approve Ordinance #O-3-17-8-8 Garbage
Collection and Disposal. Law, Bickett, Etheridge and Johnson voted in favor of the motion. Spears and
Peterson voted no. Motion passed 4-2
A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Johnson to approve Ordinance #O-4-17-8-8 An
Ordinance for the Elimination of Weeds. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Spears and seconded by Bickett to go into executive session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss
personnel according to Section 2 (c)(1) of the Illinois Openings Meetings Act. Motion passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
The board returned to public session at 9:24 p.m.
A motion was made by Etheridge and seconded by Spears to keep the part time police officers pay rate the
same ($15.45) per hour Monday thru Thursday and increase the rate for Friday thru Sunday to $17.00.
Etheridge, Spears and Bickett voted in favor of the motion. Peterson, Johnson, Law and Hand voted no.
Motion failed 4-3
A motion was made by Spears and seconded by Etheridge to increase the part time police officers pay rate to
$17.00 per hour effectively immediately. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Bickett and seconded by Etheridge to retire Canine Police Officer Lyka immediately.
Bickett, Etheridge, Johnson and Law voted in favor of the motion. Spears and Peterson voted no. Motion
A motion was made by Etheridge and seconded by Law to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m. Motion passed
unanimously by voice vote.