Casino Competition Heats up in Holyoke
Included on the council’s agenda for Tuesday night is formation of a special five-member committee to review casino proposals and their potential impact on surrounding neighborhoods.
Morse, who ran for mayor last year on a staunch anti-casino platform, announced last week he had begun talks with the owner of a former amusement park on Mount Tom about developing a casino.
A second company, Paper City Development, has revived its earlier plan to build a casino at the Wyckoff Country Club.
Councilors may also be asked to approve $25,000 “grants” paid by both developers last week to cover costs associated with the city’s casino review process.