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Walmart Permit and Plat on the Agenda for Ellisville City Council

Ellisville's City Council meet Wednesday and some of the final decisions surrounding a potential Walmart will go to a vote.

Walmart continues to take up the majority of the Ellisville City Council's agenda for its meeting Sept. 5.

On the table are , at which positive recommendations were made for the preliminary and final plats of a contested Walmart development. The commission also voted to push through a temporary moratorium, preventing redevelopment for at least the next six months on a lot adjacent to where the Walmart would stand.

Public hearings will be held on both the moratorium and the final plat, preceding a council decision on the legislation. 

Also up for vote is Walmart's conditional use permit, on a second reading from its first appearance on last month's agenda. 

Approval of this legislation would allow the Sansone Group to move forward with the Walmart plan on Manchester Road, between intersections at Kiefer Creek and Old State Road, across from Ellisville City Hall.

The council meeting will take place Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Updated: Sept. 5 at 9:41 a.m.

E. Schmidt September 05, 2012 at 12:29 PM
>>>Approval of this legislation would allow the Sansone Group to move forward with the Walmart plan at Manchester and Kiefer Creek roads.<<< The Walmart TIF WILL NOT be at the corner of Manchester and Kiefer Creek Rds. It will be directly across from City Hall at Weis and Manchester Rds. displacing three small businesses and 100 units of affordable housing. Please Patch correct this. After so many months the actual location should not be misreported.
Bryanna Hampton September 05, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Thanks, E. Schmidt. I will clarify to be more specific.
Tired September 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Hey E...It's not displacing anyone who isn't an actual private property owner and voluntarily agreeing to sell...So far someone who has ignored the facts for so long, to call someone else out an honest mistake, is disingenuous to say the least...Not to mention reprehensible...Can't wait till the vote tonight and to watch you leave town tomorrow.
E. Schmidt September 05, 2012 at 04:15 PM
>>>voluntarily agreeing to sell...<<< Still refusing to recognize it happened under the Threat of Eminent Domain even though the ordinances and development agreement say so in black and white< eh??? See below-- Eminent Domain was an open and ever present threat on the Clarkchester owners from 06-15-11 forward (till the date they signed optional contracts) when the City Council passed the resolution which stated this: “A Resolution Authorizing a Preliminary Funding Agreement with Sansone Group in Connection with a Proposed Tax Increment Financing Project and Authorizing Certain Actions Connected Therewith.” Page 2, Section 4, Article “a” of the Preliminary Funding Agreement states -- >>>“The City understands that the redevelopment project will include the construction of an approximately 120,000 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter. The City further understands that the Company may require the use of the City’s power of eminent domain in order to assemble property within the proposed redevelopment area, and if it is required, the redevelopment agreement will allow for eminent domain…”<<< So,there is is in black and white--the Threat of Eminent Domain--and the fact that the Ellisville City Council was willing to wield Eminent Domain on unwilling or troublesome property owners. The Clarkchester owners were aware they were under the of the Threat of Eminent Domain and told the residents so in black and white as well.
E. Schmidt September 05, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The Threat of Eminent Domain is not only in the 06-15-11 Preliminary Funding Agreement, it is also in the actual Development Agreement on p. 10, Section 3.2 Condemnation, paragraph (a). For those concerned about the facts...
Tired September 05, 2012 at 08:16 PM
So let's get this straight E, by your own admission, Eminent Domain was never used...Thanks for the facts E...Some more facts for those concerned, THE BIG E rents, so nothing past whether her toilet is flushing matters...Here's another fact E, until you own the property you're so concerned about, quietly pack up and go upon your way with your $2,000.00...I so enjoy speaking factually.
Tired September 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM
On another note loaded with fact, and filled with irony, THE BIG E and the fine few associated with the A9A, take one straight to the chin, when they lose in court today...What are these rebels going to do with no recall cause to live for...Hmmmmmmmm, P90X.
E. Schmidt September 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Holding a gun to someone's head and saying "Give me your property" [ Threat of Eminent Domain ] often makes pulling the trigger [ Use of Eminent Domain ] unnecessary...they just sign conditional sales agreements to prevent their heads' from being blown off. The City of Ellisville handed Sansone the gun and is a willing, eager and named accomplice to "legalized extortion"...that's a fact noted in at least two documents as noted above.
E. Schmidt September 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
>>>...they lose in court today...<<< There are many days ahead and many avenues in the legal process that may be taken.
Ethos September 05, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Who is going to appeal? The city attorney said that Article 9 was "not defensible" adding that "his obligation to defend the city's charter was outweighed by the constitution." (I know how much you like quotes.) All of the other defendents were dismissed from the case. There is no one left to carry your torch.

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