WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has given the Town Council a June 21st deadline to submit any recommendations to possibly be included in their host community agreement with Hard Rock.
West Springfield and Hard Rock could complete their host agreement by the end of the month or in July.
Part of Hard Rock's plan in West Springfield includes an on-site security and safety team of more than 100 professionals. Hard Rock New England President Tim Maland told 22News how that would impact local services.
"We expect that there will be some impact on staffing and we've contemplated that in our discussions with the mayor about the host community agreement. The majority of, the large increase in payroll will be our responsibility", says Maland.
Hard Rock will hold two community open houses this week to answer questions. Tuesday (6/11) at 7pm at the Fausey School and Wednesday (6/12) at 7pm at the Tatham School.