The event — open to Kenosha County residents including members of the County Board — is set for Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kenosha Human Development Services, 3536 52nd St.
It will be held days ahead of the County Board’s Jan. 16 vote on an intergovernmental agreement with the tribe that includes $82 million in proposed revenue sharing from “net win” proceeds and other contributions over two decades.
Payments in the intergovernmental agreements are intended to help offset projected losses from tax revenues and costs for projected future increased costs of law enforcement and social services as a result of the casino. The County Board postponed voting on the agreement last month with supervisors calling for more time to vet it.
“We’re pleased to have another opportunity to share more information with the residents and County Board supervisors of Kenosha County,” said Tribal Chairwoman Gena Kakkak in a prepared statement. “We look forward to meeting and sharing more information with them, further establish and build our relationships in the community and discuss further details regarding the project. We hope to see you there!”
Kenosha County Finance Director Patricia Merrill will be in attendance to provide information as to the casino’s potential impact on the county budget. Also to attend will be James M. Klas, one of the principal authors of a recent economic impact study on the project.