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Wal-Mart vote is on hold

Wal-Mart will have to wait. The Summit County Commission on Wednesday decided to postpone voting on whether to approve Wal-Mart’s request to expand its Kimball Junction store into a Supercenter.

Wal-Mart’s application previously received unanimous approval from the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission but it must also receive an OK from the higher board. While earlier public hearings drew little or no opposition, news of the planning commission’s approval, which would allow Wal-Mart to expand its square footage by about 60 percent, has drawn fire from residents and area merchants.

About 25 people attended Tuesday’s hearing and most spoke out against allowing Wal-Mart to expand.

Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott initially made a motion to deny Wal-Mart’s request but it died for lack of a second. Summit County Commissioner Bob Richer later introduced a motion to delay the vote which received support from Elliott and Summit County Commissioner Ken Woolstenhulme.

The commissioners did not set a specific date to reconsider the matter.


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