GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) After months of heated debate, it was anticipated that Green Bay City Council would make a decision on a proposal for a Walmart store in downtown Green Bay. Instead of moving things forward, Mayor Jim Schmitt pressed the pause button.
A vote by the city council on a request by Walmart to rezone the Larsen Green site has been delayed for one month. Mayor Schmitt, who cast the final vote, in fact decided the outcome.
Last week the City Plan Commission voted against Walmart's zoning request, needed for the retailer to build a supercenter on the Larsen Green property in the Broadway District.
Tuesday evening City Council President Tom DeWane, made a motion to delay any action on that request for one month to give Alderman Tom Sladek - who is recovering from a stroke and who remains absent from council - more time to heal so he too can vote on the issue.
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