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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Village Board Hosts Video Gaming Workshop

Village Board Update

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 the Lombard Village Board of Trustees held a public workshop meeting to discuss video gaming.

The question of overturning the ban to allow video gaming in Lombard was originally brought before the Village Board by restaurant owners during public comment at the Board of Trustees meeting on August 16, 2018. Since that time, the topic has been discussed by the Village’s four Committees including the Finance and Administration Committee on October 22, the Public Safety and Transportation Committee on November 7, the Community Relations Committee on November 12 and the Economic & Community Development Committee on December 10.The discussions were limited to each committee’s focus area.  All committees voted to move the discussion forward to the Village Board for further consideration.

The Village Board workshop meeting was for discussion only.  No formal action was included on the agenda.  The workshop allowed the Village Board an opportunity to discuss the topic and provided members of the community to offer public comment.  A total of 17 residents and business owners spoke.  

There were two options discussed by the Village Board during the workshop.  One included placing an ordinance on a future VB agenda for formal vote.  The other included consideration of a non-binding referendum on the March 17, 2020 ballot.  Upon conclusion of the discussion, no consensus on how to proceed was identified.  In response, staff was directed to draft language for both options.  This includes drafting of a modified liquor license ordinance that would permit video gaming AND an ordinance that would place a referendum question on the ballot next year.  It was agreed that these ordinances would be discussed at a future workshop session of the Village Board.

Moving forward, village staff was directed to provide sufficient public notice of the next workshop session once a date has been established.  In addition, copies of the draft ordinances will be made available for public inspection prior to that meeting.

In the meantime, all members of the community are encouraged educate themselves and to reach out to the village with their thoughts on this issue.  For more information on video gaming, and to view a video recording of the workshop session held on January 24th, visit www.villageoflombard.org/videogaming.


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