By Matt Youngfrau
MONTICELLO May 21, 2002 Thursday was a historic day in Monticello.
It was the last Sullivan County Legislature Meeting for District 3 Representative and Legislature Chair Rusty Pomeroy and Thursday marked the first-ever joint meeting between the Legislature and the Town of Thompson.
The two bodies met in order to adopt resolutions approving agreements between the county and the town.
The agreements will provide the town with $1.65 million a year ($3.3 million total) once casinos are built in Monticello. That is the towns cut from two agreements the county made with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe for a casino at Kutsher's Sports Academy and the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe for a casino on Bridgeville Road. Both agreements see the county getting $15 million apiece from each tribe.
Both boards passed the agreement unanimously. It will not go into effect until the casinos are operational.