Woodhull seeks residents' opinions on video gaming

Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 8:36 pm
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Sherrie Taylor, rnstytlr@winco.net
WOODHULL — Woodhull village board members are contacting residents in an attempt to discover what they think about Pilot Travel Center's request to permit video gaming, made recently by Asa Hazelwood, of Knoxville, Tenn., director of facility revenue for Pilot.

At a recent meeting, the board decided to prepare a fact sheet, and each of the board members and mayor will contact at least 20 registered voters in the community. They will do this in an effort to determine voters' opinion on the request, according to Mayor Dave Holmes.

Board members will consider the Pilot video gaming request at their January meeting.

Mr. Hazelwood reported Pilot at Wooodhull is selling 800,000 gallons of diesel fuel monthly, and 115,000 gallons of gas. In addition, the business sells $80,000 per month in prepared food and has $7,000 monthly in alcohol sales.

Pilot also is selling $80,000 of non-food items per month.

"The village has benefitted from the Pilot business with a significant increase in sales tax," Mayor Holmes said.


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