Palatine’s village council Monday night time voted to permit video playing within the village starting July 1.
Just one member of the council, Tim Millar, voted in opposition to it, saying his district opposed it.
Village Supervisor Reid Ottesen stated as many as six terminals could be allowed.
Flooring plans could be topic to the approval of the liquor fee.
Ottesen stated candidates would should be a liquor license holder for no less than one yr earlier than making use of for a video gaming license.
“That is actually designed in order that we set up a observe document with them as a license holder for a liquor license earlier than we might take into account this extra privilege,” he stated.
No video gaming or signage might be allowed.
There might be a video gaming terminal payment of $1,000 per terminal. There will even be a $5,000 license payment for a video gaming license.
In the course of the dialogue on the Police Coverage and Code Companies Committee assembly previous to the complete council assembly, Mayor Jim Schwantz declared his assist, saying, “All people is aware of the place I stand on gaming. I have been in opposition to gaming from the very starting.”
He stated that when the problem first got here up in 2019, “My issues had been potential crime that may include gaming.” However he stated, “That is been vetted. That is not an issue. We perceive that. We now have talked to our police chief, and that is one thing that is been alleviated so far as my thoughts goes.”
He stated he was additionally involved about what it could seem like.
“That is the city I grew up in. That is the city I’ve chosen to dwell in for the remainder of my life. What is the general look of this city going to be? And I feel that the ordinance calls that out. It is a very strict ordinance.”
Schwantz stated one issue that satisfied him was a sundown provision that’s contained within the ordinance.