An area Indian tribe seeking to build a casino on 160 acres of unincorporated Sacramento County northeast of Galt is set to unveil the plan to the Galt City Council Tuesday night.
The Wilton Rancheria informed Sacramento County by letter dated Feb. 19 of their intent to take the 160-acre property south of Arno Road between Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks into trust and ultimately build a casino on the property.
The Feb. 19 disclosure was in keeping with a memorandum of understanding between the county, City of Elk Grove and the Rancheria.
"The Tribe intends to apply to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have the land located in within Sacramento County, California, taken into trust," the letter reads.
The letter notes that "to the best of our knowledge" the land is not within any municipality's corporate limit, sphere of influence or subject to annexation.
The letter was also sent to Elk Grove and Galt officials.
Galt city officials were not immediately available for comment on the presentation scheduled for its 7 p.m. meeting. Tribal officials were also not readily available for comment.
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