The Town of Egg Harbor Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject a proposal by Dollar General to build a store on Highway 42 and Hillside Road. Supervisor Steve Schopf says the decision earlier this week by the board was made over traffic safety concerns at the intersection. He says his experience as the Egg Harbor Fire Chief has seen many accidents at the location and the development would increase the traffic load greatly.
The developer for Dollar General appealed to the board that the proposed building plan met the merits of the commercial application. Schopf notes that the developer has a right to reapply again for the development if traffic improvements can be made to make the intersection less dangerous. The Town of Egg Harbor is the second Door County municipality to reject a proposed Dollar General Store. The Village of Sister Bay denied a similar project that did not meet impervious surface issues in December of 2019.