Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Fighting Wal-Mart

Sep 22, 2016

The mayor says he hopes to complete a road work agreement with Wal-Mart (in an area the city and county have already started paving) sometime in the next week.
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What happens when a mayor takes on one of the nation’s largest employers over a few hundred yards of road?

That’s the situation Todd Barton finds himself in with Wal-Mart in Crawfordsville.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we’ll inquire how he plans to resolve the situation without alienating one of his city’s most prominent investors.

Also on this week’s program, some issues of money: the city wants to give its employees a 3-percent raise in the coming year, but that cash has to come from somewhere.

And with an audit predicting changes to farm property taxes will take more money out of city coffers next year, those raises could prove challenging.