Springetts to host public hearings, vote on casino, gambling ordinances

Will the York Galleria be home to Penn National Gaming’s next casino? Most of the Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors hope so, which is why they are hosting a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the township’s administrative building, 1501 Mount Zion Road. Residents can tell supervisors their thoughts about casinos and gambling in the municipality. Zoning ordinances that will be discussed and voted upon include changing the township’s ordinance to allow for casino and gambling facilities, off-track betting and pawn shops; revising the Town Center Overlay standards regarding improving and/or reusing existing enclosed shopping malls; and amending an ordinance to rezone the York Galleria mall, the former Bon-Ton and Pax Mall Realty Co. Penn National paid $50 million for the opportunity to place a casino in York County. Springettsbury Township is one of four locations in the county being considered, according to Penn National. More: Change of heart: Springettsbury board wants in on casino action The gaming organization was granted a two-month extension July 12, giving them until Sept. 12 to pick a site, according to the Read More …