Brittany Butler, Quincy village manger, is trying to set the record straight about use of a 40-acre plot of land.
Landowner Ian Bernard requested to have 40 acres of his property annexed into the village of Quincy. On March 15, the village council passed the resolution to petition the county for that annexation.
The village posted the legal notice in the Coldwater Daily Reporter for three consecutive weeks, as required by law, Butler said.
In May, the rumors began.
The Bernard property is north of U.S. 12 behind McDonalds and Eddie’s Stop & Go Marathon.
It's near the property of Romulus Group, a recently approved medical and adult use marijuana processing and provisioning center.
Community members assumed the Romulus Group would be on the Bernard’s property, but it is not, Butler said.
The Romulus Group property was annexed into the village prior to 1998, she said.
The Bernard property nearby, bumps up to the existing industrial park on Cole Street.
The annexation “was requested for the reason of future development and expansion of the village industrial park,” Butler said. “The current industrial park is completely full and this would be the natural extension in accordance to the Joint Master Plan.”
Butler added, “Quincy is a small town. Industrial growth means job growth. Job growth means people are looking to move here and in turn their children attend our schools.”
This article originally appeared on The Daily Reporter: Quincy village manager explains annexation misconception