Petition to Oppose Quickchek Gas Station & Convenience Store
To Bordentown Township Committee:
This is a petition signed by the homeowners of the Grande at Crystal Lake and surrounding communities. The reason for this petition is that we oppose a Quick Check Gas Station /Convenience Store on Burlington Road & Route 130. Allowing it in our neighborhood would set the stage for additional undesirable development - all at a time when we are trying to attract quality development. The proposed gas station would be in very close proximity to people’s backyards where a lot of families and children gather and play.
Aside from being a threat to the Delaware river and to the wetlands next to the proposed site, this type of business - which would be open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays, emitting loud noises from cars pulling in and out, pollution and environmental concerns for our residents. The air around gas stations have been found to have significantly higher levels of carcinogens such as Benzene that put current and future generations at higher risk for various cancers.
This type of businesswould decrease our property values while increasing crime; it will create a chokepoint for traffic, encourage loitering, and attract transients to the area. Gas stations bring lights, chemical, noise, and trash pollution with it - we do not want to allow it to close to the vicinity of our homes where our children play.
Since the new traffic light has been installed, we have heard an increase in engine breaking, horns blowing and screeching of tires. The light at Burlington Road & Route 130 has created additional light pollution and noise due to18 wheelers stopping at the light and then shifting through their multiple gears. Bordentown Township already has over 11 gas stations, and multiple 24 x 7 convenience stores. The residents of Grande Crystal Lake and nearby communities, as well as our supporters who sign this petition are not against land development but would like a more resident-friendly business. We do not need nor do we want another gas station or convenience directly across the street from our homes.
In order to preserve our environment, the integrity of this area, the character of our neighborhood and to protect the many citizens that will be negatively impacted by the development plans to build a gas station and convenience store we respectfully urge Bordentown Township not to allow the rezoning and proposed development plans to build a Quick check gas station/convenience store in our community!
Residents of Bordentown Township