Referendum passes in favor of a Wal-Mart

With 76-percent in favor, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300 on Tuesday, opening the way for a Wal-Mart Supercenter to open in Winslow.

A total of 1,690 ballots were returned as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, but that number does not include approximately 250 ballots that were delivered from City Hall to Navajo County Elections Coordinator Kelly Dastrup. However, that amount of ballots could not change the results.

Unofficial results show 1,283 people in favor of rezoning the 7.61 acres that Wal-Mart wants north of its existing building for a Supercenter. About 24-percent or 403 voters chose "no."

City Council must approve the results before they become official. Council should take action at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 27.

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