UPDATED 9:52 PM: NEPR reports confirm Mayor Sarno has signed the casino ethics ordinance.
SPRINGFIELD—Amid some uncertainty about details in the new contract, approval of the city’s pact with its firefighters—the first in years—was nearly derailed as officials scrambled to secure the details. While ultimately passing, the contract and questions about the latest batch of law suit settlements were the focus of the City Council’s scrutiny Monday night.
However, these two matters were not the only star attractions. The Council by a unanimous vote granted final passage of the proposed casino ethics ordinance, which Mayor Domenic Sarno signed shortly thereafter. The Council also passed a resolve supporting the imperiled Western Mass Correctional Alochol Center, run by the Hampden County Sheriff’s office.