Video gaming machines expected soon at Glenwoodie clubhouse

2014-06-23T00:00:00Z Video gaming machines expected soon at Glenwoodie clubhousePaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent
June 23, 2014 12:00 am  • 

GLENWOOD | Video gambling machines should soon be operational in the clubhouse at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.

The Village Board in September approved a video gambling terminal location agreement with Tangent Gaming Capital.

The board was told at that time the machines are required to pay out at least 80 percent of what money goes into them, but the application process with the Illinois Gaming Board would take eight months.

Tim Donohoe, general manager and executive chef at Glenwoodie, said on Tuesday one of the three machines expected has been received.

"We anticipate the other two machines to be delivered this week," he said.

Donohoe said setting up the machines is about a two-week process, which will then be followed by a final inspection by the state.

In other village news:

The Village Board approved the purchase of a license plate reader and server for the Police Department in an amount not to exceed $30,000.

Police Chief Demitrous Cook said the technology that allows for the quick scanning of license plates can be used to recover assets, including money owed for parking tickets and local ordinance violations.

"The village has about a million dollars worth of outstanding parking ticket revenue," Cook said. "And that grows every year."

The Village Board also approved several other expenditures on Tuesday, including the purchase of a new fire pumper for approximately $400,000 and a golf simulator for the Glenwoodie Golf Course at a cost not to exceed $20,700.

Projects approved by the Village Board included the resurfacing of a parking lot near the Glenwood Oaks Restaurant on which a village-owned cell tower stands at a cost not to exceed $25,000, and pavement striping throughout the village at an amount not in excess of $15,000.

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