Released: August 19, 2020
Delaware County is seeking board members for the newly formed Municipal Authority.
Under Pennsylvania’s gaming laws, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack pays a local share assessment to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for its interactive gaming (such as internet and mobile gaming). An amount of the local share assessment equal to 1% of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack’s daily gross interactive gaming revenue is required to be paid to a municipal authority organized by Delaware County and used for grants within Delaware County. The grants must be for economic development, municipal police and emergency services and other public interests.
Delaware County Council is organizing a new Municipal Authority under the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act to receive these local share revenues from interactive gaming and to apply such revenues to permitted grants (subject to any further restrictions put in place by County Council).
The Municipal Authority will have at least a five-member board. Board members will be tasked with the responsibility to review and approve grants and otherwise oversee the new Municipal Authority. Initial board members will have staggered terms between one and five years. The meeting schedule will depend on the amount of local share revenues paid to the new municipal authority and the number of grants funded. A board member must be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in or be a citizen of Delaware County, and a majority of board members must be citizens of Delaware County.
Residents can email a resume and letter of interest to the County Clerk of Delaware County at DelcoBoards@co.delaware.pa.us