Savoy approves ordinance imposing video gaming license requirement
SAVOY — The village board has approved an ordinance imposing a license requirement and fee for each video gaming machine in an establishment within the village. The fee, $25, is the maximum fee the village is permitted to collect by state law.
There are currently 10 video gaming terminals within Savoy, and five more are expected at the new Emma's Eatery opening this spring in the Savoy Plaza.
In unrelated news, the multi-use bicycle/pedestrian path connecting Colbert Park to the existing path along Prospect Avenue was not chosen for grant funding through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. According to Public Works Director/Village Engineer Brent Maue, there were 328 projects submitted for funding, totaling $327 million, and only $50 million in grant funding available.
The project can be submitted again in the future. The grant is now expected to be awarded annually, instead of every two years, as it has been in the past.
Finally, the board approved the final plat for the Prairie Meadows Subdivision Phase II east of Church Street. Construction is expected to begin soon as there are already interested buyers.