Monday, December 3, 2012

Public Hearing Set for Beloit Casino Proposal

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is gathering information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement in connection with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s application for a proposed casino to be located in Beloit. 

The proposed action would transfer approximately 33 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the Ho-Chunk Nation would develop a casino, hotel, parking and other supporting facilities.  According to the Beloit Daily News  the plan “includes a 70,000 square-foot casino with 2,000 slots and 50 gaming tables.”

The public is invited to speak out at this issue at a public hearing Thursday, December 13th at 6pm at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit.  They will take comments until the last public comment has been received.

Comments in writing are also welcome.  These can be addressed to: 

Ms. Diane Rosen, Midwest Regional Director
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region
Norman Pointe II Building,
5600 West American Blvd, Suite 500
Bloomington, MN  55347

Written comments must be received by December 26, 2012.  If sending written comments, you are to include your name, return address and the following should be written on the first page of your comments:  “DEIS Scoping Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project”