Wal-Mart Offers to Pay Legal Expenses in Boonville Lawsuit

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Wednesday, August 23 2006 Aug 23, 2006 Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:15:07 PM CDT August 23, 2006 in News
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BOONVILLE- Wal-Mart offers Boonville up to $50,000 to fight a resident's lawsuit over an annexation needed to build a voter-approved Supercenter. Elected leaders heard the proposal at Monday's City Council meeting but won't discuss the offer to reimburse legal expenses until a meeting September 5th. Nine months ago, Boonville voters approved of annexing a 28-acre parcel needed to build the retail outlet into the city, which would be the city's first Wal-Mart store. The issue generated significant debate but ultimately passed by a 2-to-1 margin, with nearly 1,400 voters in favor of the project. Boonville resident Eldon Bugg subsequently sued the city, questioning the process followed in the annexation request.

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