Godfrey Trustees took another step toward instituting a business license procedure.  Currently, you don't need a license to operate in the village, unless your business is regulated by the state.  Most trustees would like to see that changed.

One who is not completely on-board is Mark Stewart.  In particular, he feels the ordinance overreaches by requiring all home-based businesses such as those who operate an E-bay store or others who have no other point of contact with the public to get a license.

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Trustee Jerry Gibson feels the licensing procedure will be an asset to many.  He says this could provide a guide to anyone looking for a particular type of business, or to prospective business owner, to see how many others are in the same field.  The license would cost $25 in most cases.  The ordinance will come back for second reading on November 3.

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