Montgomery County Plan Commission


Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

The Montgomery County Plan Commission met Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Members present were John Frey, Tom Mc Clamroch, Bob Campbell, Steve Loy and Tom Cummins. Staff present were Marc Bonwell, Scott Huff and Tom Klein.

The meeting was called to order at 4 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.


John Frey explained how the meeting would run stating that the meeting would be opened up for public comment and each person would have three minutes to speak.

Marc Bonwell gave the staff report.

Ty Eshlemen, PHS, representing the petitioner Overland spoke. He stated that a traffic study had been completed. The study suggested that no additional lanes will be required. He said that a landscaping buffer could be done and the lights on the site, located on all four side of the proposed building, will shine down and are only on during open business hours which are typically 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and occasionally until 10 p.m. The traffic study also suggested that peak traffic hours were between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

The public hearing was opened at 4:12 p.m.

Tyler Anglin, 6250 S State Road 47 said that is against the rezone. He discussed some things addressed in the Comprehensive Plan. He plans on having an alpaca farm in the near future. He feels the property values in the area will go down.

Mary Rewerts, 5990 S State Road 47. She also discussed some things addressed in the Comprehensive Plan. She fears that a rezone would not be beneficial to the area and has concerns regarding increased traffic. She asked that it remain zoned for agriculture.

Deb Barowski, 3576 W 600 S, discussed items addressed by the Comprehensive Plan and stated that she is against the rezone. She has a petition of 341 signatures against the proposed rezone. She presented a crime report for Dollar General stores in Montgomery County.

Tracy Budd, 5038 W 600 S is a past New Market Fire Chief and has responded to several accidents at the intersection. He stated that he is not against Dollar General. He is opposed to the proposed location.

Ressa Conkright, 6290 S 450 W and owns Bal Hinch Grocery Store. Feels this is not a good intersection for the proposed project.

Richard Turner, owns a farm between 600 S and Lake Holiday and has issues with the intersection and feels if the project goes through that a stop light should be installed.

Stacey McClure, 5748 W 600 S, three miles west of proposed site. She referenced the Comprehensive Plan and feels rural land should be protected. She asked that the land be kept zoned rural.

Kenny Rice, 4473 W 600 S, feels the traffic survey means nothing. He discussed some past wrecks at the intersection.

Marcia Utterback, 4952 W 600 S, has concerns with the possibility of increased traffic on the road and that the road is already in bad shape.

There being no more people wishing to make public comments, the Public Hearing was closed at 4:39 p.m.

The floor was opened up for the Board to ask questions.

Steve Canfield asked Mr. Eshlemen why this site was chosen. He explained that the intersection serves four directions and the land was available.

Steve Loy asked if Overland considered other locations. Mr. Eshlemen stated that this location fit their model location.

Steve Canfield makes a motion to give an unfavorable recommendation. The motion was seconded by Bob Campbell. Motion carried 6-0.

This request will go before the Montgomery County Commissioners on Jan. 10 at 8 a.m.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 4:44 p.m.