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Old 03-30-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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I'm guessing this is going to be a big expense for the city installing water and sewer out there. Good thing the city has plans to build another water tower soon. Hopefully they'll get connected to the Lewis and Clark pipeline in a few years.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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So are people up there in Sheldon happy about Wal-Mart coming to town? People always say that Walmart kills local businesses when they come to town. Wal-mart probably will hire 200 or more employees. I'm guessing 200 employees is more people than the number of people at all of Sheldon's downtown businesses, and I'm guessing the downtown merchants probably don't pay any better than Wal-mart. So even if every downtown business closed, it wouldn't hurt the town as far as loss of jobs and loss of sales tax dollars. I think people will drive a lot farther to shop a Wal-Mart than they would to shop a small mom and pop store.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:03 PM
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Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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So are people up there in Sheldon happy about Wal-Mart coming to town? People always say that Walmart kills local businesses when they come to town. Wal-mart probably will hire 200 or more employees. I'm guessing 200 employees is more people than the number of people at all of Sheldon's downtown businesses, and I'm guessing the downtown merchants probably don't pay any better than Wal-mart. So even if every downtown business closed, it wouldn't hurt the town as far as loss of jobs and loss of sales tax dollars. I think people will drive a lot farther to shop a Wal-Mart than they would to shop a small mom and pop store.

Yep, all you lose is the locally owned hardware store, grocery store, auto parts store, clothing stores, greenhouse, auto mechanics shop, liquor store, and maybe a mom & pop restaurant. No big deal. The people that own these businesses make a lot more than any Walmart job and their employees will most likely make about the same money. ALL their money stays in the community. Not so for Walmart. When these businesses eventually close, these buildings will be empty, go into disrepair, and cease paying local property taxes and utilities.


Walmart will do what they do everywhere. They will undercut the local businesses badly until they close. THEN Walmart will jack up their prices when the competition is gone. They use the same tried and true business model everywhere.


Another thing you can usually bank on is they'll get from the community "leaders" property tax incentives such that it will be years before they actually pony up what they should be paying. Too many towns have town councilmen who think getting a Walmart in your community is some kind of badge of honor and will grant these incentives. Hopefully, in Sheldon there are people that are intelligent enough to at least not grant this.


I never set foot in a Walmart. I hate everything they stand for.


Incidentally, everyone has this herd mentality thinking that everything is cheaper there. Big falsehood. They tend to use the most common products that everyone knows about as loss leaders, but many other products are higher priced than you can buy elsewhere, but people don't check those products. One other thing, multiple name brand products are built to WALMART'S SPECIFICATIONS. They cost less for the same brand you may buy elsewhere, but they're NOT THE SAME QUALITY.


Caveat Emptor.

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Old 03-30-2016, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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So this big mega development is a Wal-Mart store, or is Wal-Mart apart of the "mixed use" development?
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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all bull ****. None of this is happening
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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It was pretty obvious this "proposal" was completely made up from the get-go. There wasn't a single verifiable piece of information about it on the internet. Something this big in a town as small as Sheldon would have generated more news.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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It was pretty obvious this "proposal" was completely made up from the get-go. There wasn't a single verifiable piece of information about it on the internet. Something this big in a town as small as Sheldon would have generated more news.

The proposal was not made up. The development has been put on hold after it was determined that Sheldon's water system wouldn't be able to handle this much growth. We probably won't see anything happen until Sheldon is connected to the Lewis and Clark water system (delayed because of lack of federal funding), although Sheldon is upgrading their water system, their getting another water tower soon, and they are exploring the idea of hooking up to one of the rural water systems.

There's still lots of stuff going on in Sheldon though. There has been lots of activity in the Sheldon Crossing area. Construction on the new event center is really coming along. There's also lots of construction going on at the community college.
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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The proposal was not made up. The development has been put on hold after it was determined that Sheldon's water system wouldn't be able to handle this much growth...

...There's still lots of stuff going on in Sheldon though. There has been lots of activity in the Sheldon Crossing area. Construction on the new event center is really coming along. There's also lots of construction going on at the community college.
So, building a Wal-Mart was too much growth for the city's water system, but all this other "lots of stuff going on" is not problematic?

How much water did the proposed Wal-Mart plan to use? Did this Wal-Mart have a five-story waterslide and wave pool?
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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A few months ago I went to a lecture about the Lewis and Clark water district. It was fascinating. The Feds have not just made promises - Congress approved installation of the water district by vote. There are actual legal agreements in place regarding the funding. Communities all over this region believed in these agreements and planned their economic futures accordingly. Areas where the water district infrastructure has been installed and which now have a steady source of clean safe water have seen rejuvenated economies.

However, the Feds (read, the mentally defective disgusting republican gun totin' trash who have been strangling congress in recent years) have reneged on what they voted to fund, and small communities all over this region have been left high and dry - in more ways than one. Sounds like Sheldon was banking on the honesty of the federal bureaucracy when they made ambitious plans for their town's future. Ooops.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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So, building a Wal-Mart was too much growth for the city's water system, but all this other "lots of stuff going on" is not problematic?

How much water did the proposed Wal-Mart plan to use? Did this Wal-Mart have a five-story waterslide and wave pool?
Obviously you haven't read this entire forum, otherwise you would know this doesn't have anything to do with Wal-Mart. The growth that Sheldon's water system can't handle is the proposed mixed use development. It's supposed to have a huge outlet mall, several hotels, restaurants, and apartments. It's a good thing the area received quite a bit of rainfall this year because Sheldon's water wells had been pretty low. Hopefully, Sheldon will come up with a way to get more water. I know it's been hard for the city to attract new industries on their current system.
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