Supercenter opening set for March 22

Thursday, December 8, 2005

On Dec. 6, Susan Lynxwiler, Cassville Wal-Mart manager, addressed the Cassville City Council about the Wal-Mart Supercenter project.

"We are going to start taking applications for around 200 people," said Lynxwiler. "March 22 is the tentative opening date, pending no disasters between now and then."

Lynxwiler will be promoted to the Cassville Wal-Mart Supercenter manager position when the new store opens in March.

With 200 additional employees, the Cassville Supercenter will employ around 300 people. Employee training will begin on Feb. 15, 2006.

Infrastructure improvements for the construction of the Wal-Mart Supercenter will end soon, said Kati Rose, city administrator.

Crews are currently finishing improvements on Old Exeter Road. Once the curbs have been constructed on each side of Highway 37 the road will be repaved.

The Sherwood Forest sewer and street project bid opening has been postponed, said Rose.

The city has experienced difficulties in obtaining an easement in the subdivision. Rose is currently in negotiations with the property owner, who is concerned about trees located near the proposed easement.

The bid opening has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 21.

In other business, the Cassville City Council:

Accepted a $129.99 bid from Nathan Maloney for cleaning the Cassville City Hall building.

Appointed Bob Allen and Randy Stockton to four-year terms on the Cassville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Approved a $4,500 purchase order to Piper Jaffery.

Appointed Debbie Stubbs to a five-year term on the Cassville Board of Adjustments.

Adopted the fiscal year 2006 operating budget.

Annexed John Hendricks' subdivision, located north of Cassville, into the corporate limits of Cassville.

Discussed the Southern Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (NID). Around 24 homeowners in the subdivision have signed the NID petition.

The next Cassville City Council meeting will be held on Dec. 20.

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