Raymond board approves gaming machines for Shoal Creek Golf Course

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Following previous discussion at their prior meeting, the Raymond Village Board voted to approve the placement of three video gaming machines at Shoal Creek Golf Course during their June 17 meeting.

Representatives from J&J Ventures viewed the golf course’s pro shop and brought forth a proposal for three machines under a three-year contract for no additional costs to the village. Some miscellaneous paperwork would need completion, but the formalities are pretty much in place. The conditions of the winter layoff was acceptable to the company, who will be making the installations by the end of September or within three months.

Trustee Bill Krager, who oversees business at Shoal Creek, advised that course personnel were making preparations for an upcoming tournament and was lining up sponsors for signs at the tee boxes.

Krager announced a tentative date to spray Roundup around the course was June 24, dependent on weather and the receipt of new grass seed. Trustee Danny Hough noted that the grass on the course looked better following a recent mowing.

Trustee Bruce Poggenpohl said the village used six dumpsters during their annual waste cleanup. Poggenpohl also added that one of the village’s dump trucks was out of service and some agenda items that needed to be completed leading up to the Independence Day celebration taking place.

Trustee Kathy Summers noted that a certificate of deposit was coming due with their current bank, with another having recently been renewed.

Hough inquired if there were any long-term or short-term projects being planned. Village president Dennis Held stated current plans for a new well as well as the potential of a minor increase in water rates in the future.

Minutes from the June 3 meeting was approved during the session.

The board reconvenes July 1, 7 p.m. at the village hall, with business concluding at 8:05 p.m.

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