Lago Applauds Fourth Department Decision
Posted on July 14th, 2016
TYRE, N.Y. March 2, 2016 — Lago Resort & Casino Co-Chairmen Thomas C. Wilmot, Sr. and Brent Stevens praised today’s unanimous decision from a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department as another victory for the people of Tyre and Seneca County.
“We appreciate the Fourth Department’s decision to deny a preliminary injunction. The Court’s decision is great news for the people of Tyre, Seneca County and the region. It’s certainly great news for the 1,800 people who will benefit from jobs during construction and the 1,800 who will benefit from permanent jobs once Lago opens next year,” Wilmot said. “As we can continue to build the best resort and casino in Upstate New York, which will serve as a gateway to the magnificent Finger Lakes region, we are excited about the future and look forward to Lago increasing tourism and helping grow the region’s economy.”
“We are grateful for today’s decision and we look forward to this Court ruling on the merits of the case,” Stevens said. “In the meantime, we again thank the elected officials of Tyre and Seneca County – who have unanimously supported Lago – as well as the people and businesses of Seneca County, who have welcomed us so warmly. We are excited to be employing hundreds of local residents currently in a variety of crafts and trades, and look forward to soon expanding the number of local jobs as construction intensifies.”
Mike Davis, President of the Finger Lakes Building Trades Council, representing 19 local unions with more than 6,000 members, said: “This is tremendous news for the hardworking men and women of the Finger Lakes Building Trades and their families. Coming off of one of the worst years for construction in our area in recent memory any lost time at Lago would financially ruin families waiting to work there. Their quality of life counts too.”