A proposed trucking warehouse is causing lots of controversy in northern York County.
People who live in Fairview Township are upset over the possibility of looking outside their back door and seeing a one million square foot facility.
Although Monday night’s hearing wasn’t nearly as long as the last, it was definitely heated.
Witnesses didn’t even get a chance to testify because the people who live in the township asked for a continuance — meaning, they want more time to prepare to fight.
People in Fairview Township want this fight to be fair.
“We don’t have a level playing field here and that’s all I’m asking for,” says John Rogers, of Fairview Township.
The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors decided in an executive session to allow those in opposition of the trucking warehouse more time to prepare.
But that didn’t sit well with the attorney representing the building company.
“We’re ready to present and we’d like to present tonight,” says attorney Charles Courtney as he got boo’s from the crowd.
Attorney Susan Smith will represent the people of Fairview Township.
John Rodgers — who’s been a leader for residents, says they need the expertise to fight this battle.
“I’m not an attorney and none of us are attorneys, we don’t know how to cross examine, we don’t know the protocols things could introduced and not introduced and things could be procedurally done and we don’t understand,” says Rogers.
But what they seem to understand are the concerns of living next to a trucking warehouse.
“All I will be doing is hearing the beep beep beep of the emergency vehicles backing up all through the night and day,” says John Wesley.
Some believe moving isn’t even an option anymore because they say they would lose too much money selling their homes.
The next hearing will take place on September 25th.
Between now and then the board will go on a site tour to see exactly where this warehouse will be built and how close it will be to people’s properties.