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Despite Opposition, Trucking Company Gains Approval

Residents raised concerns over operational issues.

Despite residents having voiced concerns, Caledonia will become home to a trucking company along the East Frontage Road near I-94.

The Village Board and Plan Commission met Tuesday, June 14 to discuss the issue and make a decision on whether the Time Transport project should move forward.

Ultimately, the Village Board voted 6 to 0 to approve the conditional use permit.

George Buchmeier, the owner of Time Transport, presented plans in May that included building a 12,000 square foot building at 5231 Highway 41. The company is a 24-hour operation.

Residents raised questions of whether the company stored product on the site or whether they rented trucks. But Julie Anderson, zoning administrator for the Village, said that they do not trans load products and they do not rent trucks out to other firms. The trucking company owns 40 semi-tractors and 160 dry van trailers, which would haul freight of all kinds, according to planning documents.

Some Plan Commission members raised issues about the project that the use didn’t meet their expectations.

“I probably will never see this truck terminal…but what I was charged to do was to make Caledonia a cut above Oak Creek,” said Jim Morril.

After the vote, Chad Nicpon, the architect for the project, said the next step would be working out the details for the project. After received those approvals, Nicpon said they planned to start construction and that could be as soon as next month.

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