Pokagon Band presents gaming sharePublished 10:13pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Pokagon Band will present its first distribution to the Pokagon-Hartford Area Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB) today, with a payment of $1.04 million, which represents two percent of the annual revenue from electronic gaming at Four Winds Hartford.
While the funds were transferred to the LRSB’s bank account last week, the Band will present a ceremonial check to the Pokagon-Hartford Area LRSB during the LRSB’s meeting at the Hartford Township Hall, 61310 County Road 687, in Hartford.
Under the amended compact between the Band and the state of Michigan, the Band makes annual distributions to the Pokagon-Hartford Area LRSB, which will distribute the funds to the county, local governments and schools in the area in the coming days and weeks. This first distribution covers the time from the opening of Four Winds Hartford on Aug. 30, 2011, through July 31, 2012.
The five members of the LRSB include John McLellan, Hartford Township trustee; Yemi Akinwale, Hartford city manager; Chris Randall, chairperson for the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners; Matthew Wesaw, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Tribal Council chairman; and revolving member, currently held by Mike Hallgren, superintendent for Hartford Public Schools.