The Godfrey Village Board took no action on adjusting its stance on video gambling within the village at last night's meeting. Trustee Mike Stumpf even made a motion to put the question to the voters in the spring. That motion was defeated, but not before several passionate speakers on each side of the issue had a chance to speak.
One of those was Donald Wallace, owner of the D&T Wedge Tavern.
Those opposed included two pastors and one other citizen, who each spoke to the moral ramifications of allowing the practice to begin. Six establishments have applied for gaming licenses through the state. Godfrey amended its liquor control ordinance earlier this year, reducing the number of licenses available, thereby limiting the number of businesses that could apply for the gaming licenses. The board also approved a change in zoning for the former Dixon Distributing building, which will allow Meeco Metal Products to locate their business at that location.