• Jan29

    Cat 1. Surrounding Community / ILEV presentations

    Posted: January 29, 2014

  • Location
    Hynes Convention Center, Room 202, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
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  • Date
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Time
    9:00 AM

Presentations by Surrounding Community petitioners / Impacted Live Entertainment Venue petitioners and Applicants on petitions for designation.

During the upcoming Massachusetts Gaming Commission meetings on January 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and January 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Room 202, Boston, MA, the Commission will reserve time to hear from a municipal representative or municipal representatives from communities that have filed a surrounding community petition pursuant to 205 CMR 125.01(2) and a representative or representatives from venues seeking to be designated as Impacted Live Entertainment Venues (“ILEV”) pursuant to 205 CMR 126.01(2).  The Commission will also reserve time to hear from any applicants that choose to provide further testimony regarding any such surrounding community and ILEV applications.  Applicants, venues and communities are not required to provide additional testimony.  As the Commissioners will review the materials submitted by applicants and petitioners, applicants, venues and communities do not need to read or otherwise orally present the information contained in such materials.  We ask communities, venues and applicants to focus on likely impacts or lack of likely impacts instead of a listing of the communications between the parties to date.  Applicants, venues and communities will be given approximately 15 minutes to give their presentations.  Due to an evening Commission hearing, presentations on the 28th will need to stop no later than 3 p.m.  Presentations not heard on the 28th will be heard on the 29th.  This schedule may change by the date of the hearing depending on which communities and venues choose to present and the status of agreements reached.  Please check with Mary Thurlow at the Ombudsman‘s office (mthurlow@state.ma.us or (617) 979 8420) for the most up-to-date schedule.  Further, it is impossible to predict how closely actual testimony will match the schedule.

Mohegan Sun Presentations

Continued (Estimate)


Wynn Presentations (Estimate)

Melrose 9:00 a.m. Cambridge 10:30 a.m.
Mohegan Sun 9:15 a.m. Wynn 10:45 a.m.
Everett 9:30 a.m. Lynn 11:00 a.m.
Everett Involuntary Disbursement 9:45 a.m. Wynn 11:15 a.m.
Mohegan Sun 9:50 a.m. Melrose 11:30 a.m.
BREAK 10:10 a.m. Wynn 11:45 a.m.
    Saugus 12:00 p.m.
Wynn 12:15 p.m.
LUNCH 12:30 p.m.

It is anticipated that the Commission will make determinations regarding any outstanding  Region B surrounding community and ILEV petitions at its meeting scheduled for February 6, 2014, and later (potentially February 18, 2014) for Region A communities and venues.  Communities and applicants will be notified after such decisions are made.  Communities that are designated as surrounding communities and venues designated as Impacted Live Entertainment Venues will be able to participate as surrounding communities in the host community hearings tentatively scheduled for April.  Further, communities designated as surrounding communities  and venues designated at ILEVs will have 30 days to negotiate a surrounding community agreement with applicants and then participate in arbitration if necessary, as specified in 205 CMR 125.01(6)  and 205 CMR 126.01(4).  Communities, venues and applicants are asked to familiarize themselves with the deadlines for negotiation and arbitration specified in 205 CMR 125.01(6) and 205 CMR 126.01(4) and to begin determining an arbitrator or arbitrators as soon as possible within the 30 day negotiation period, if applicable.

See the full timeline for the licensing of the Category 1 and Category 2 licenses here.

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