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November 26, 2015
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Paying the tax man in Tusten; Auditor reports that despite delinquencies, town finances are in good shape

Casino input requested

In an unrelated matter, the town received a letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) asking for input about a proposed casino. The Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohicans hopes to open a casino on the Neversink River in the Town of Thompson, and DOI wants to know if the Town of Tusten thinks this will be a positive development for the tribe and a positive development for the community.

Councilman Norman Meyer said the board should “let Monticello have their casino, they’ve put so much into it.”

But others wanted to put off a decision about a response until they’ve had time to consider the matter. The board will reach a conclusion about the letter at the next meeting on May 29 at 5:30 p.m.