Vote Dates Set on Slot Parlor Proposal

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Vote Dates Set on Slot Parlor Proposal

Postby swamper on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Excerpt from Tewksbury Patch:

http://tewksbury.patch.com/groups/polit ... rlor-votes


Selectmen voted 5-0 Monday night to approve dates for the special Town Meeting and special election required to approve bringing a slots parlor to Tewksbury.

The special Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Tewksbury Memorial High School gym.

At special Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve the zoning changes necessary for building a slots parlor at 300 Ames Pond Drive in Tewksbury.

A special election for a referendum vote on whether to bring a slots parlor to Tewksbury will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Planning Board Zoning Bylaw Subcommittee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tewksbury Senior Center on Tuesday to discuss the proposed zoning changes required to bring a slots parlor to 300 Ames Pond Drive in Tewksbury.

Jeff Morris, Director of Public Affairs for Penn National Gaming, said he was looking forward to the next step in the process involving conducting public hearings with residents to get feedback on the proposed slots parlor in Tewksbury.

"We are hopeful that when the residents of Tewksbury understand all the facts about our proposal, there will be significant support for our project," said Morris.


***REMEMBER "they" need a 2/3rds "yes" vote for a zoning change so if it's voted down at STM on 8/20 it won't even get as far as the ballot.***
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