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October 21, 2014, 8:29 am
970 WMAY News

Sherman Mayor: We Can Pull The Plug If Video Gaming Causes Any Problems

The mayor of Sherman says video gaming can keep going in his village… as long as it doesn’t create too many problems. 


But Mayor Trevor Clatfelter says the businesses that are seeking to install the gaming machines are now on notice that gaming will go away if it becomes a headache.  At least one vendor has already complained about the licensing fees being charged by Sherman, which are far higher than those for non-home-rule communities.  As a result, the village board has attached a sunset provision to its gaming ordinance, meaning it will expire next June unless it’s reauthorized by the board. 


Clatfelter says Sherman won’t make enough money from the machines to put up with any drama.

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