Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to Conduct Site Visit and Public Hearing on Allegany County Video Lottery Operation License Proposals

Maryland’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission will conduct a site visit and public hearing for the Allegany County facility operation license proposals on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Commission announced today. This will be the Commission’s first of two site visits and public hearings for the remaining locations proposed for video lottery terminal operation licenses in Maryland; a site visit and public hearing for the proposed location in Baltimore City will be held on November 14.

“The purpose of each of the site visits and public hearings is for the Commissioners to get a sense of the size and scope of the proposed facilities,” said Commission Chairman Donald C. Fry. “In Allegany County, the Commissioners will be particularly interested in hearing from the applicants as to how the proposed facilities would interact with the existing Rocky Gap Lodge, Resort, and State Park.”

On November 8, the Commission’s schedule will be as follows:

2:00 p.m. – Tour of the proposed facility location
(Meet at the main entrance to the Rocky Gap Lodge)

3:30 p.m. – Applicant presentations

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Public hearing

The applicant presentations and public hearing will be held in the Cumberland A room of the Lodge.

Individuals interested in speaking to the Commission are encouraged to sign up to testify before the hearing by calling Maureen Merzlak of the Department of Legislative Services at 410-946-5530 or 301-970-5530. Witness sign-up sheets will also be available at the hearing location by 3:30 p.m. the day of the hearing. At the discretion of the Chairman, individual testimony may be limited to five minutes or less. Speakers should submit 20 copies of any written testimony to the Commission’s staff no later than 3:30 p.m. the day of the hearing. Individuals who would like to testify, but are unable to attend the public hearing, may submit written testimony to Chairman Donald C. Fry, Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, Room 214, Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

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