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Video gaming and on-site consumption of alcohol inside gas stations will be available in Oswego if the Oswego Village Board approves at its next meeting in two weeks.

At its committee of the whole meeting, there was very little discussion from the board and no public comment addressing the new liquor license. This is Oswego Trustee Brian Thomas.

Once trustees approve the measure, Oswego officials said they expect many applicants.

However, three steps must occur before gambling takes place at Oswego gas stations. First, the village must approve a liquor license, then the state and village sign off on the gaming license.

Oswego Community Development Director Rod Zenner told the board that the village may look next to simplify and clarify its many classes of liquor licenses.

In other Oswego Village Board action, trustees approved a five-year contract with Granicus, Inc. to construct the village’s new website.  The board severed its 20-year relationship with Oswego business Weblinx, Inc. in a 3-1 vote with trustee James Marter dissenting. Trustees Louis Perez and Terry Olson were absent from the meeting and for a time, the board considered delaying the vote to allow their participation.

Finally, in a consent agenda vote without discussion or questions from the Oswego Village Board, trustees unanimously approved eliminating a 67-year old ordinance regulating billiards, bowling, bagatelle, and pigeon hole tables. Also included were public displays of opposite sex dressing, and taxi cab companies and drivers.