Three months after Collinsville voters decided to allow video gaming machines to be installed in the city, the City Council on Monday night approved an ordinance that dictates all revenue from the machines to be used only for capital improvements projects in the city.
Councilwoman Nancy Moss abstained from the vote, citing her previously stated objections to the machines. Voters in November decided 5,279 to 4,181 to allow the machines.
Five percent of the money made by the machines will go into city coffers, per state gaming commission rules.
Of the rest of the money earned on the machines, 25 percent goes to the state, 35 percent to the establishment owners and 35 percent to the owner of the machines.
In other business, the council approved a 1.8 percent increase to the amount a regular household pays for trash service. That equals an increase $0.22 per month for $12.58 per regular household for trash sevice every month.
The council also approve a $330,661 contract with LW Contractors Inc., of Collinsville, to install the McDonough Lake Road sewer lift station andd a 2,700 foot sewer main extension along the road.
The city received a total of nine bids on the project, with the highest bid being $884,454.
Construction is expected to begin in February and last through May.