For residents opposing Flying J Truck Stop it came down to two things, either keep fighting or compromise.
Reverend Bob Yawn of Cloverdale United Methodist Church has been the voice of local residents opposed to Flying J since the beginning.
But today, Yawn and residents hands are tied behind a court decision.
A court ruled Flying J has the right to construct a scaled down version of the truck-stop and only evidence proving the site as unsafe will convince the judge otherwise.
Representatives from Flying J said they will negotiate some compromises if the group secedes. For example: instead of an entry, exit on Hodgesville Road, trucks would only use the Southeast lane as an exit to Ross Clark Circle. There would be a greater buffer zone around the entire site, so you wouldn't see the trucks from the East or the South. The truck stop itself would be on a bigger scale, holding about 150 semis instead of 109.
After input from locals, city commissioners and Dothan’s Chamber of Commerce, it was time for a vote. The vote officially ended the push against Flying J.
Flying J will negotiate these terms with Yawn and others.
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