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Council to discuss proposed ordinances involving future retail stores, Walmart

Some of the ordinances previously suggested by residents could make it difficult or impossible for a new Walmart to build a store in Sherwood


The Sherwood City Council will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a work session to discuss proposed ordinances related to future retailers.

The meeting will be held in the community room of Sherwood City Hall, 22560 Pine St.

The council had previously received testimony by residents asking that ordinances be passed that would prohibit or make it difficult for a proposed Walmart store to locate in Sherwood.

No public comments are taken during work sessions and no formal decisions can be made either.

Among some of the previous suggestions regarding ordinances put forward by Sherwood Community Action Committee, a registered political action committee that opposes the national retailer, are:

• A requirement that retailers that have more than 150 employees allow those employees to request a full-time schedule without fear of a penalty before additional employees are hired. An additional requirement would be that a work schedule be available at least two weeks in advance and that part-time employees who work at least 15 hours a week receive benefits.

• Banning large retailers from staying open 24 hours a day or allowing 24-hour parking.

• Banning sales of firearms within 1,000 feet of a school.

• Requiring that if a store containing more than 100,000 square feet of floor space closes, that building must be reoccupied within a year or torn down at the original retailer’s expense.



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