State ups ante for short video gaming payout to Sandwich
By Pat Wallis For The Beacon-News January 15, 2013 12:00PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:27AM
SANDWICH — Video gaming is starting to pay off for the city — thanks to the efforts of the city clerk.
The city has received a check from the state for $1,200 from video gaming at the Olde Tyme Inn in downtown Sandwich for gaming in November.
City Clerk Denise Ii said Monday she earlier received a check from the state for just $43 that was supposed to cover its share of video gaming at the bar for November. Under the new state law allowing video gaming at bars, restaurants and social clubs, the city is to receive 5 percent of the gaming business each month.
Ii said she felt the $43 check was too low and contacted the state. State officials investigated and found an error — the smaller check actually was for October, and the city received the larger $1,200 check for November.
The City Council this week expressed its appreciation for Ii’s efforts.
The council committee of the whole will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall annex. One item on the agenda will be a proposal for an ordinance that pertains to exotic animals.