Gaming Machines Approved For Shoal Creek Golf Course

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Members of the Raymond Village Board approved the placement of three video gaming machines at Shoal Creek Golf Course during their meeting on Monday, June 17.

The board had spoken about the possibility of adding the gaming machines during the previous meeting and representatives from J&J Ventures viewed the pro shop at the golf course and returned with the proposal for three machines with a three-year contract.

There is no additional cost to the village and besides some miscellaneous paper work, everything the village needs to add the machines is in place. It was noted that the layoff in the winter months was acceptable to J&J Ventures, who will be installing the machines within three months.

In other golf course business, Trustee Bill Krager said that personnel were getting the course tidied up for a tournament and that he was lining up sponsors for signs at the tee boxes. 

Krager added that the tentative date for spraying Roundup was June 24, depending on the weather and confirmation that the new grass seed had been shipped. Trustee Danny Hough said that the grass at the course looked better since it had been mowed.

In addition to approving the new gaming machines, the board also approved the minutes from the June 3 meeting and heard from Trustee Kathy Summers, who said that a CD was coming due that week, with another recently renewed at its current location.

Trustee Bruce Poggenpohl said that the village used six dumpsters during its annual junk week pick up. 

Poggenpohl also noted during streets and alleys business that one of the village's dump trucks was out of service and that a few items were being completed before the Raymond Independence Day Celebration on June 20-22, including repainting of the hand rails on Broad Street and repair of the steps in front of the village hall.

In water and sewer business, Hough asked if the village had any long term or short term projects in mind. Mayor Denny Held stated that other than the current plans for a new well, the village board would need to consider the possibility of a small increase in water rates in the fututre.

The meeting would adjourn at 8:05 p.m. with no further business. The board will meet again on Monday, July 1, at the village hall in downtown Raymond.

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