If an Internet cafe offering computerized sweepstakes wants to open in Rossford, the city will be ready.
Council last week adopted an ordinance setting standards for licensing, regulation, and control of the cafes and premises where they are operated.
Among other things, it requires a separate license for each computerized-sweepstakes device and designates the chief of police to consider applications. Licensing decisions must be made within 14 days via the zoning inspector unless the applicant and the inspector agree to a longer time. The fees are $3,500 for the cafe license and $35 for each device.
Rossford Administrator Ed Ciecka said the city has no such cafes and no applications pending. A one-year moratorium on openings was included in House Bill 386, which Gov. John Kasich signed into law June 11.