Plan commission agenda includes proposed Dollar General, car auction business

The agenda for Tuesday’s Jackson County Plan Commission meeting includes proposals for a Dollar General store in Medora and a car auction business in Uniontown.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown. It’s open to the public and press.

The Dollar General, proposed by Curt Rafferty, would be built at the intersection of State Road 235 and County Road 300S in Medora. The address of the property would be 6968 W. County Road 300S. The building itself would be approximately 9,100 square feet in size with 30 parking spaces on a 2-acre lot.

Public benefits listed by the developer are that it will create job opportunities and provide goods to those in the area.

The car auction business is being proposed by Carver Construction to be built along the 1000 block of South County Road 1240E. The 64 acres are currently being used as agricultural land with no existing structures on it.

The land would be leased to Insurance Auto Auctions Inc., which operates more than 170 such businesses across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The vehicles auctioned would be vehicles owned by insurance companies that have previously been totaled in wrecks or natural disasters.

The project was previously pitched for the city of Seymour on 36.60 acres located at 10699 E. County Road 400N and 22.79 acres at 3760 N. U.S. 31. The proposal was denied unanimously by the city council after some neighboring residents raised environmental safety concerns with the project.

Those concerns included leaking oil and other fluids, increased stormwater runoff and flooding, aesthetic appeal and decreased values of surrounding properties.

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What: Jackson County Plan Commission meeting

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown

Who: Open to the public and press

On the agenda: Proposals for a Dollar General store in Medora and a car auction business in Uniontown