Wyoming Council changes meeting night to Mondays

By Doug Hampton
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During the Wyoming City Council meeting held on Wednesday, November 9 (a day later than usual due to election day), Mayor Pat Maher polled the council about changing the regular meeting day to Monday instead of Tuesday.  The council has regularly scheduled meetings twice a month although the later meeting of the month often does not take place.  Meetings will now be held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at city hall.

At the end of the meeting the council went into executive session for 30 minutes.  Upon returning, the council voted to pay Mark James a salary of $42,000 per year plus benefits as the Chief of Police.  James will be formally sworn in on Friday, November 18.  A time has not yet been announced.

City attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher discussed the easement that was requested at the Paramount Theater building.  The Wyoming History and Arts Association would like to place the air conditioning unit on property to the south of the theater building.  An easement had been requested from Melody Anderson who owns the property where the old Dairy Crème used to sit.  Anderson reportedly didn’t want to sign the easement as prepared.  The measurements of the area needed for the easement seem to be at issue and will be more defined to alleviate the issue. 

 The Association and City will need access for future repairs of the unit.  If they are unable to obtain the easement, it could cost around $1,000 to run the piping to the back of the building.

 Bill Morrissey, representing the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce, requested that streets be closed for the annual Moonlight Madness parade on November 18.  The parade will start at 8 p.m. this year, concluding the evening events.  A request for a donation was tabled because it was not on the agenda and therefore could not be voted on.  It will be included on the agenda of the next council meeting.

 John Leezer of Leezer Insurance Agency went over the annual liability insurance renewal with the council.  Leezer reviewed the various types of insurance the city requires.  An inventory list of insured items was provided to council members along with a quote of $1,383 for Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance.

The council will review the information provided and it will be placed on next month’s agenda.

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