Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 10:34 pm

Woodhull to survey residents on video gambling

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By Sherrie Taylor

WOODHULL — The Woodhull village board this week continued its discussion about permitting video gambling in the village.

Mayor Dave Holmes said he and board members are soliciting opinions from village residents, and the board will have the results of a survey on the topic when it meets in February.

The discussion was triggered by Pilot Travel Center's request that the village clear the way for the video gaming machines.

"Besides Pilot, at least one other business is requesting video gaming if the village passes the ordinance allowing it," Mayor Holmes said.

In the meantime, Mayor Holmes said he and the trustees continue to survey the public about the matter.

"Residents should contact a trustee or the village president if they wish to voice their opinion and haven't been contacted yet," Mayor Holmes noted.

Survey results will be reported in February with plans for a final discussion and a decision rendered, he added.

Trustee Connie Vail reported the fund for the veteran's memorial has passed the $40,000 mark for income with total expenses about $52,000. Mrs. Vail feels the difference will be covered with new brick sales within the next two years.

Employee Wayne Mileham reported Chad and Dawn Sanders plan to ask for a zoning variation to have a daycare at their home, 217 E. 3rd St. At the present time, they are waiting for the state licenses in order to provide a copy to the zoning board.