Kenosha Common Council to Consider Casino Agreement Wednesday; County Creates Resource For FAQ’s

Kenosha, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha Common Council will once again consider Wednesday night the Intergovernmental agreement between the Menominee and the city for a Hard Rock Casino development.

The IGA lays out how the city as well as the county will be compensated for costs without property taxes being collected.

The Kenosha County Board will consider a similar agreement for the same reasons in about two weeks.

Both bodies deferred the measure last year for time to consider the details.

It’s still murky as to whether the agreement will pass.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman told WLIP’s Morning Show that you don’t have to look far as to what may happen if the IGA fails.

Kerkman says that Milwaukee County does not have an agreement in place with the Potawatomi.

The tribe has an application for a casino with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. If approved at the federal level then the next step is approval by the Wisconsin governor.

Kenosha County has created a Frequently Asked Questions page about the casino project.

Listen to the full interview with Kenosha County Executive Kerkman here.