ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOV) -- Supporters of a new Walmart store in Ellisville now have enough votes to make the project a reality.
Wednesday night the Ellisville City Council voted 5-2 for the proposal and the close to $15 million in tax increment financing for the project The numbers give supporters the super majority they need for a final vote in two weeks.
Opponents had argued that Walmart and developer Sansone didn't need any government help to build the store.
Supporters say they need the Walmart to avoid budget cuts in city hall. Estimates are the new store will generate $600,000 a year in sales tax revenue.