DBIA’s casino delay cost Peterborough
Peterborough and Belleville were awarded the right to host a casino by Shorelines Casino at the same time last year. Belleville accepted with gratitude the opportunity for employment and a substantial annual financial benefit from the casino for acting as their host. Construction started immediately. The casino in Belleville is now operational.
Meanwhile, back in Peter Patch, we are still wasting time and money because the objections mainly of the DBIA who want the casino downtown despite Shorelines Casino stating “we don’t want our casino downtown.”
The DBIA have their own agenda as to the location of the casino, (it’s right there in their name, “Downtown”) despite being told, thanks but no thanks. So now for $150,000 a year for 20 years, the DBIA will withdraw their objections to the city building where Shorelines Casino want their building built in the first place.
The DBIA should be reimbursing the Peterborough taxpayers for time and revenue lost as a result of this holdup. Shame on the DBIA.
Brian O’Reilly River Rd.