The Springfield City Council is conducting a final review of the plans for the $950 million MGM casino.
The council is tentatively scheduled to vote Tuesday after holding a fourth public hearing on the casino project site plan. However, Council President Mike Fenton said he’ll set additional time for deliberations if necessary.
"It is possible to extend ( the hearings) should we need further public input or councilors have additional questions," he said.
Fenton said the council won’t be rushed in making a decision. The council president has been critical of MGM’s controversial proposal to eliminate a 25-story hotel from the project.
Earlier this month, MGM began demolishing buildings to clear the way for the construction of the casino, which it plans to open in September 2018.