As of Thursday, the board had made no decision about whether there will be legal action.

Eberhardt referenced several budget items, including the outreach program and hiring additional police officers, that were supposed to be funded by local impact grant money.

Out of 269 calls for Perryville police service, 22 calls were to the casino.

Eberhardt said calls to the casino take officers away from the town and, without impact funding for additional officers, the problem will only get worse.


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"Clearly, we think that's exactly what that impact fund was for," Eberhardt said of funding additional police officer positions.

Eberhardt said once the information requests are made, those responding will have 30 days to supply answers. After that, the town will determine the next step.

"It's going to be a while yet," he said.

Revenue down in June

The Maryland Lottery, which oversees the casino in Perryville and another operating near Ocean City, reported the gross gaming revenue at Perryville was $8.8 million in June, the second straight month that revenue from the casino has declined. Revenue from the Ocean Downs casino in Worcester County was almost $3.8 million in June.

Casino revenue at Perryville was $9.6 million in May and $10.5 million in April. June's revenue brought total revenue at Perryville to $82.6 million for its first fiscal year of operation. The casino opened last Sept. 27, almost three months into the 2011 state fiscal year which ended June 30.

The local impact share of Perryville casino's revenue in June was $485,000, according to the lottery.

Total local impact revenue for the fiscal year reached $4.54 million.