White Lake creation irks neighbors; DEC officials say it’s a violation
Simpson concurred, saying, “Anything that can bring jobs to our community is a winner for me. Certainly [a casino or two] will help our tourism, our second-home owners; we might actually have some young people who might be able to stay here instead of leaving our towns.”
Councilperson Denise Frangipane said, “I’m glad this is going for public vote; it’s the appropriate place for it to be addressed. And I agree that it will result in some of the things that we need: maybe some hotel rooms, certainly more things for people to do, good jobs that will bring more people to the area and that will employ young people.” She added, however, “My only hesitation with the resolution is that I don’t necessarily feel comfortable as a [member of a] town board passing a resolution on the issue when I’m not really sure how the people in the town collectively feel about it.”
The resolution passed four to one, with Frangipane voting no.