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Council to appoint committee to look at retail rules

The Sherwood City Council is expected to appoint a nine-member committee designed to look at possible voter-referred measures involving future retailers

The Sherwood City Council on Tuesday is expected to appoint nine members to a special committee designed to look at possible voter-referred measures involving future retailers. Plans are to name nine members – five city residents and four members who conduct business in the city – to the committee. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Sherwood City Hall.

Among those the council will consider are: resident representatives Beth Cooke, Naomi Belov, Meerta Meyer, Doug Scott and Dave Robins; business representatives Lawrence O’Keefe, Nancy Bruton, Rachel Schoening and Alicia Shaw.

That committee will determine whether specific ordinances establishing new business regulations should be forwarded to the council and ultimately to Sherwood voters for approval. The council approved formation of the committee in June after hearing from numerous residents who oppose a planned Walmart store off of Langer Farms Parkway.

Since no official pre-application has been submitted for the new Walmart store, which is expected to open in 2014, those new ordinances would apply to the national retailer as well, according to city officials. The item is part of the council’s consent agenda and no public comments will be taken at that time.

Meanwhile, at a 5:30 p.m. work session, the council will review its core values with consultant Ryan Hosley.


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