DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Dickson County Planning Commission voted down a plan for a proposed fuel terminal in Dickson County.
The Titan Partners facility would have been located near the Interstate 40 and Interstate 840 interchange in Dickson County.
The "fuel terminal" would have been used to pipe in fuel from the Midwest using existing pipelines, then store the fuel. Tanker trucks would transport the fuel to gas stations and other buyers across the area. David Conti, a spokesperson for Titan Partners, said the project will bring construction jobs to the county, as well as $3.2 million in property taxes over the building's first ten years. The area is currently zoned as heavy industrial.
However, after community backlash and concerns about the project's environmental impact, the proposal failed in a 6-4 vote during Thursday night's Planning Commission meeting.
DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Thursday, the Dickson County Planning Commission voted against a plan to build a fuel facility near Interstate 40, a major win for groups who oppose the proposal.
The fuel terminal is being planned by the company Titan Partners, and would pipe in and store fuel from the Midwest using existing pipelines. In previous interviews with NewsChannel 5, the company said the project will bring jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue to Dickson County. Tanker trucks would transport the fuel stored at the terminal to mid-state gas stations.
But people who live near the site worry about the facility's possible environmental impact, especially its proximity to waterways.
"They want to build this site on a hill that was only 600 yards down to Nails Creek, and then Nails Creek runs into Turbull Creek," John Reuter, who lives a few blocks from the proposed site said. "Dickson county gets 40 percent of its water from Turnbull Creek."
July 14, 2020
The chairman of Dickson County’s water utility said he’s against the site of the proposed fuel terminal facility due to its proximity to a treatment plant as well as past environmental issues near the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Route 840.
Water Authority of Dickson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kyle Ruf confirmed to The Herald that he is opposed to the terminal locating at the current proposed site in the Turnbull Creek watershed, a position that became public earlier in an email response to county Planning Commission member David Brogdon. In that email, Ruf wrote that he “I am personally not in favor of the location of this facility,” adding that “I am passionate about WADC and its mission to its ratepayers and our environment, and I am beyond proud of all the entity has accomplished in the past 20 years.”
July 10, 2020
All Dickson County public meetings will take place electronically after a recent 10 percent increase in COVID-19 cases locally stated Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial in an order he issued Thursday.
The order, which is effective immediately and lasts until Aug. 31, led to a county planning commission meeting scheduled for Thursday night being moved to July 23 at 7 p.m. The agenda included more discussion of the Titan Partners fuel terminal planned for southeast Dickson County.
July 9, 2020
A group of people who oppose Titan Partners' fuel terminal project in Dickson County displayed protest signs and were in attendance at the county's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday night at the county courthouse in Charlotte.
July 8, 2020
The Titan Partners Fuel Terminal project is moving forward in Dickson County after the county board of zoning appeals voted Tuesday night that the local planning director had acted correctly by not seeking a “special exception” for the terminal.
Roger Waynick, a Dickson attorney representing the fuel terminal opposition group who filed the appeal, argued Tuesday that the facility would not be a “warehouse,” which is allowed under the county’s heavy industrial zoning code. Waynick said the facility would be “refinery related” due to some mixing of fuels.
July, 7, 2020
A proposal for a 'fuel terminal' in Dickson County has people who live nearby concerned about the project's impact on the environment.
July 2, 2020
A request for time at the July 6 Dickson City Council meeting to discuss a proposed fuel terminal and associated road-building was withdrawn pending the outcome of a July 7 hearing by the Dickson County Board of Zoning Appeals, a city administrative assistant said.
City officials said previously that Darrell James, the engineer for the proposed facility at the I-40/I-840 interchange, had requested the matter be put on the agenda for the July monthly meeting.
The fuel terminal would go on unincorporated county land. Tanker truck traffic would use Two Mile Road, part of which is in the city limits, to travel between the terminal site and Highway 46
June 4, 2020
Some residents near the site of the planned fuel terminal at the I-40/I-840 interchange have sent objections to the proposal to the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, using a 30-day public comment period that began May 20.
“We as a community have not had any kind of a say as to this proposed location,” Tina Leatherwood of Burns wrote to TDEC’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC), which began posting the comments on its website last week.
The first 13 comments posted — representing individuals, couples or families in 13 homes — were against the proposal.
Jun 24, 2020
The Dickson County government is asking the Tennessee Department of Transportation to help pay for Two Mile Road upgrades as part of a broader plan for tanker trucks to access the fuel terminal proposed by Houston-based Buckeye Partners LP, according to TDOT documents.
The documents include a May 4 application to TDOT for a grant under the department’s State Industrial Access (SIA) program.
The application summary prepared by TDOT dated May 12 says the road widening-realigning plan is “to serve Project DV.” The summary describes Project DV as the fuel facility proposed by Buckeye subsidiary Titan Partners LLC to be built at the I-40/I-840 interchange.
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