WOODHULL -A request from Pilot Travel Plaza to offer video gaming never got off the floor at Monday's village board meeting.|
The village attorney had an ordinance prepared in case the board approved the request, but a motion "died for a lack of a second," Mayor Dave Holmes said, adding it could come before the board at another time.
"I kind of hate to see it," Trustee Lloyd Carlson, a former mayor, said.
"It's primarily for the truck drivers and travelers," Trustee Connie Vail said. "Pilot is a successful conglomerate. It could mean a lot of revenue for the village, and if they make money, the village will too."
In other business, the board:
- Heard from Trustee Vail that a large crowd turned out for dedication of the new Veteran's Memorial on Veteran's Day.
She said donations for memorial are approaching $40,000 with expenses in excess of $38,000, though some bills have not been received.
- Learned thatsales tax has increased significantly to $162,000 per year.
- Noted an increase in water rates may be necessary after a sewer improvement project.