Council Votes In Favor Of Putting Sweepstakes Cafe Fees Increases Back On The Agenda


At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, stated the Administration brought amendments in 2019 for City Council to consider regarding Ordinance 2019-67 (Sweepstakes Cafes). The amendments would increase the fee of each computerized device license to $37.00 per device, per month, and increase the fee of a replacement license to $20.00 from $15.00.

Chairwoman Stark asked City Council if they had any further comment or suggestions. She noted that Councilman Gabriel had asked Council to review this again before passage.

Council Member Frank Loucka agreed with the administration’s recommendations.

Mayor Forthofer said the administration sent around a comparison on rates from other communities in 2019 and he feels they are directly in the wheel-house with these increases.

Loucka MOVED; Stark seconded to put Ordinance 2019-67 back on the agenda for a third reading. All Council members voted in favor.