The company would also provide health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid time off for vacation and holidays, educational benefits such as tuition reimbursement, and a 401k with a company match to its employees. 

The city also expects a windfall of annual revenue from the casino resort. 

On Tuesday, Larking told City Council that, based on estimates by Caesars, the development will generate — by the third year of operation — $22 million in state-collected gaming tax revenue remitted to the city, $12 million in annual supplemental payments to Danville, and $4.2 million in meals, sales, lodging, and property taxes.

That’s a total of about $38 million. 

“The $38 million is huge compared to our budget,” said Vice Mayor Gary Miller. “That’s a big amount.”

Larking pointed out during a presentation to council Tuesday night that $38 million is about a third of the city’s budget. The city’s general fund is currently about $115.6 million, said Finance Director Michael Adkins.

As for the fire engine and EMS vehicle the company would purchase, Larking pointed out that they would cost about $500,000 to $600,000 and about $300,000, respectively. 

“That’s almost $1 million in additional investment,” Miller said.

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