Stop the construction of the new Walmart
  • Petitioned City of Ellisville

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Ellisville City Resident
City of Ellisville
Mayor of Ellisville
Adam Paul
City of Ellisville Council Member
Matt Pirrello
City of Ellisville Council Member
Dawn Anglin
City of Ellisville Council Member
Troy Pieper
City of Ellisville Council Member
Roze Acup
City of Ellisville Council Member
Michelle Murray
City of Ellisville Council Member
Linda Reel

Stop the construction of the new Walmart

    1. Nathan Brown
    2. Petition by

      Nathan Brown

      Ellisiville, MO

After a hard-fought battle and controversial election, the Ellisville City Council granted Sansone Development on Wednesday night the approval it needed to build a 155,000-square-foot Walmart Super Center. The majority of the residents oppose Walmart's arrival. We as residents have no say in the matter and are being blatantly ignored by the city council. Before the vote, the mayor told the council: “If you think you know better than the people you represent, then vote for the conditional use permit. The overwhelming public does not support this.” We as a community oppose the Walmart corporation. A matter involving this much controversy should be put to a public vote and until such time construction should be halted.

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Displaced Residents

      Nathan Brown
      Petition Organizer

      ELLISVILLE, MO (KPLR) -The city of Ellisville moves ahead with a controversial plan to build a Super Walmart using tax incentives.
      The vote comes after a two hour contentious meeting filled with opponents of the plan.
      At least 200 Ellisville residents packed the gymnasium at Ellisville Elementary School.
      At least 50 speakers expressed opposition to the tax incentive plan for Walmart, while more than a dozen said they were in favor. In the end, the newly elected mayor and council members voted to move ahead with the plan that would put a Super Walmart at the corner of Manchester and Keifer Creek Road.
      The developer, the Sansone Group, is proposing a $49 million 150,000 sqaure foot Walmart Super Center.
      The plan has become contentious. Ellisville residents have formed a resistance group saying Walmart and Sansone Group should not be given $10 to $15 million in tax incentives.
      The project is also under fire because more than 200 residents in the Clarkchester Apartment would be forced from

    3. Walmart Appeal Denied by Ellisville City Council

      Nathan Brown
      Petition Organizer

      Ellisville City Council members voted to deny a citizens appeal against a Walmart conditional use permit at the council meeting Oct. 3.

      Present members voted in favor of the denial 5 to 1, with Councilmember Michelle Murray absent and Mayor Adam Paul voting nay.

      Paul said the council's "answers are inadequate for denial."

      The appeal's consideration was initially on the agenda prior to public comments, but Councilmember Matt Pirrello moved to postpone call for roll on the issue until after the first set of public comments.

      Tom DeBold, who owns property adjacent to the would-be Walmart and submitted the appeal, said there were things "I just don't understand" in the council's response.

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    • Neil Viertel VANCOUVER, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I oppose all sweatshops, I mean walmarts.

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    • Caryn Preston JONESBORO, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Although I am not from Ellisville, I AM from a place where there are A LOT of Wal-marts. I HATE going to Wal-mart, even though the prices are cheap, because it's always crowded and very few lines are open, so it seems as though you're always forced to wait a very long time. The persons who work there are hardly ever friendly either. I hope that Ellisville can remain they way their people want it!

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Because Wal-mart doesn't need TIF and will drive small, independent businesses out of business. They already used TIF money from the city of St. Louis to build a giant Sam's Club complex, then after the 10 years of TIF were up, they abandoned it and moved to Maplewood, for more TIF money, leaving a wasteland behind and no tax revenue for the city.

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    • Shona Lamond ST. ANN, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      Cities need to learn to listen to their residents. Why put one in when it is not wanted by an overwhelming majority, and there is already one just down the road!

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    • Janet Preston ELLISVILLE, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      traffic congestion, removal of residential areas, small businesses which are the back bone of any community will be closed down because they won't be able to compete with a large chain store, a large corporation shouldn't need TIF in order to suceed & our Ellisville citizens will end up loosing money because a big corporation (Walmart) is buddies with our city's leaders

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