Casino resolution not reviewed by Schenectady City Council

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Updated: 4/28 11:07 pm

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Schenectady City Council decided not to discuss a resolution regarding a possible casino during their meeting Monday night.

The council was going to consider a resolution that would allow for a review of the zoning code as it related to a casino in the city. It was on the agenda with a copy of the resolution included, but in a last minute move, the city council tabled it.

Several dozen people filled the council chambers, but the focus was shifted to several smaller, community issues.

The Galesi Group is the developer of the former Alco site. They said they submitted the $1 million fee to the state in the hopes of building a casino on part of their property.

The Galesi Group owns 57 acres along the Hudson River known as the Mohawk Harbor. They hope to use nearly half of the land for a casino. They did not have any renderings of the plan, but they said they were waiting for the capital requirements from the state.

The group also confirmed they haven’t asked the mayor or city council for a resolution of support because they said it was too early and more research was needed.

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