Nearby Caledonia residents reject Dollar General proposal | Local News


Planning Commission member Tim Just said he’s worked in construction for 40 years, and the owner of the business always comes along to a governmental meeting regarding the development.

“I think it’s very important that an owner attends this meeting. And when the owner doesn’t, I don’t buy it. I don’t buy any excuse about child support or taking care of his kids. I don’t buy it,” he said. “If it’s important to build a building here, they should be at the meeting.”

Others voicing opinions at the hearing were concerned about safety, a crime and violence increase, increased sump pump usage, air and noise pollution, rodent infestations in the store, decreased property/home values and challenged the general need of a Dollar General in the area.

Resident Jane Batten, who lives on Waters Edge Road, said she wants to have a conversation with the developer about choosing a different site.

“We’re not saying we don’t want your business. We’re…

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