Tuesday, October 11, the Wyoming City Council held its October monthly meeting at city hall. A discussion was held regarding payment of the water project. The City feels that the work was not finished with some remaining issues along with repairs the city had to do. The City is charging back those expenses for which the contractor was obligated, but did not complete. City Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher suggested an executive meeting to discuss details regarding any possible litigation. The executive session met at the conclusion of the regular meeting.
Denny Rewerts gave a brief report on the 175th Birthday Party and the new mural. The party was a success and there will be some monies, yet to be determined, returned to TIF due to less paint needed than expected. The Council also voted to donate to the artist $400 for his time and effort.
A discussion was held regarding the foreclosure and auction by HUD of the Pin Oak Apartments. HUD is auctioning off 12 of the units that they helped finance. Pin Oak Apartments has not paid the water bill since July. The city thereby placed a lien against the property. The council recommended City Attorney Fehrenbacher discuss with HUD this lien and subsequent payment. Furthermore, HUD should be responsible at this time for current bills.
Superintendent Joe Beck advised that they will be flushing hydrants next week.
Halloween will have a couple of functions this year. On Friday evening, October 28, the chamber is sponsoring a Halloween walk downtown with many merchants offering ‘goodies’ for kids to dress up and walk through downtown. Additionally, the City set Halloween hours for ‘Trick or Treating’ for Monday, October 31, with hours from 5 to 7 p.m.
The ongoing saga of selling the old backhoe resulted in another bid by Todd Smith. His bid of $9,700 was accepted by the city council.