City to amend its game room ordinance
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WOODSBORO – The Woodsboro City Council discussed and proposed several changes to its game room ordinance at a special meeting Tuesday evening, June 24.

The council asked that the proposed changes be reviewed by City Attorney Don Kubicek before taking further action on them.

The proposed amendments include increasing the fee for gaming machines from $1,000 to $2,000 a machine per year.

Also, the council is proposing an amendment that game room Sunday hours be pushed back for opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Another proposal was to increase the distance from schools, churches, day care centers and government offices from 500 feet to 2,000 feet.

Also, background checks would be required for employees, owners, vendors and would be due when machine permits are due on Dec. 31.

Also proposed would be surveillance cameras required 24 hours a day, seven days a week and made available to law enforcement.

Also proposed was an increase in the distance between game rooms from 1,500 feet to 2,000 feet.

And proposed security for the game rooms would be required at level 2 security training – a certification of personal protection officers.

Woodsboro has four game rooms in its city limits currently.

In other business, the council turned down a request from Tom Robinson for a variance to the amusement or game room ordinance, pertaining to a game room at 105 Wood Avenue.

The council also approved purchasing seal coating at a cost of $34,541 for Celia, Holmes, Myrtle and part of Julia streets. The money comes from the street fund, supported through the municipal court fees.

The council also approved renting a pad foot roller from H&V Equipment at a cost of $1,212. The money comes from the street maintenance improvement fund.

Also, the council approved a sewer tap for Artemio Hernandez at a cost to the owner of $1,226. The tap is outside the city limits.

And the council approved outside service for water and sewer service for Eddie Barrera at a cost to the owner of $2,729.

The council also approved a sealed bid submitted by Thomas Villegas for a piece of property about 20 feet wide that adjoins his property.

The council also took no action after a discussion on hiring a code enforcement officer.
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