The city government in Ellisville is once again back in the limelight and this time the Missouri State Highway Patrol has been asked to investigate.
A Missouri appeals court restricted the use of red light cameras in Ellisville, Missouri, contradicting a ruling handed down in a Creve Coeur case two years ago.
“This isn’t a matter of revenge or of payback for what transpired or what was set forth against me,” the mayor says.
“I compare it to a bad parody of the TV series ‘Lost’ where one second you think you know what’s going on or what’s transpired and the next second you’re scratching your head”
Mayor Adam Paul says the budget cut is a ploy by city staff to make it seem like a long-disputed Walmart development is necessary or services will disappear.
Representatives for developer Sansone Group didn’t show up and Walmart’s corporate office said the company wanted to bring in their own attorneys anyway.
“Walmart remains interested in being a part of the Ellisville community and better serving our customers,” says Erica Jones, Senior Manager of Communications for the retail giant.
“We have decided not to proceed with our involvement in the Ellisville development,” Erica Jones, Walmart Senior Manager of Communications, told KMOX
The only visible sign of action at the site, planned for the corner of Manchester and Keifer Creek roads, was tree-trimming at a car dealership.
Sansone Group has until 12:01 a.m. Friday to break ground on a Walmart in Ellisville, or its permit for the project expires.