Gregory C. Neffinger came up with the decision about the proposal of casino in the city. Few days earlier, Edward C. Sullivan has said that the mayor has a communication with Boston law firm and Paige to know about the conjunction in the city. After discovering about the fact, he decided that the city will negotiate to reduce the scope of the proposal.
But, now he has come up with a shocking decision that he has refused both the proposals of both the casino and their representative. “Generally it was found we should reject them all,” Neffinger said. He added that he is discussing about the matter with Kopelman and Paige to be the town’s legal attorney and help them regarding the two proposals.
On the other hand, Hard Rock International has assigned Bond and Tighe for the engineering work and Neffinger said that they will not use the engineering work the peer review. According to him they will seek for the new casino proposals according to the economical development of the city. “Time is a wasting here,” Town Councilor Brian J. Griffin said. “I agree the engineering costs were exorbitant.”
On the matter, Sullivan came up with a different type of statement. There were lots of things that were said from his side. He said that he has hope that West Springfield will come up with the negotiated agreement by June and put the issues about the casino for the participators in the voting in September.
On the other side, Massachusetts Gaming Commission will grant a license to the four competing casino projects. These four casinos will compete to open their casinos in Western Massachusetts. Who will be the favorite of the selectors; it will be revealed very soon.
The things become even more complicated for the city, because MGM wants to start their casino project in the south end of the Springfield and on the other side, Mohegan Penn wants to build a casino at the North End of the Springfield. In addition to the matter, there is another twist in the news that Mohegan Sun wants to start the project in Palmer.
Was it a good decision made by mayor of the city or he will come up with more surprising news? Well, the answer may be found in next few days.