County Planners Disapprove OTB Move Application

FONDA — The Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously voted to disapprove an application for a use variance that would allow Off Track Betting to move locations Thursday night.

The use variance would allow OTB to move from the Riverfront Center to 24-26 Main Street in Amsterdam. The variance is required since the gambling business is not allowed at the site under the city’s recently updated zoning code.

This is the second time the county planning board has voted against the application, referred by the city zoning board of appeals due to the property’s proximity to a state highway.

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