Video gaming turned down in Woodhull

The Woodhull water tower rises in the background, behind the village's municipal building.

Woodhull Village Board members on Nov. 12 discussed the request from Pilot Travel Plaza to have video gaming. However, the request never got off the floor.

"It died for lack of a second," said Mayor Dave Holmes.

The village attorney had prepared an ordinance for the request if the board had approved the request.

Holmes said he talked to other communities that had approved this proposal.

"I kind of hate to see it," longtime trustee and former mayor Lloyd Carlson said.

"It is primarily for the truck drivers and travelers," Connie Vail said, adding, "Pilot is a successful conglomerate; it could mean a lot of revenue for the village, and if they make money, the village will, too."

The proposal could come before the board at another time, Holmes said.