HUBBARD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments on the proposed construction of a distribution center in Hubbard Township.

The Pittsburgh District for the Army Corps of Engineers issued a public notice about the project off Bell Wick Road.

The applicant, Martin Wohlgamuth, wants to build a 27,500-square-foot building for Frito Lay that will include a warehouse with garage and office space with a paved driveway and parking area plus utility service.

According to the proposal, the project would impact less than an acre of wetlands.

Hubbard Twp. Trustee Rick Hernandez said a few residents have expressed concerns about flooding issues and increased truck traffic stemming from the project.

“We are pro-business. We are not anti-business but we do have an obligation, a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing and protection of the residents’ property values,” said Hernandez.

According to the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office, that portion of Bell Wick Road is a county road with a posted 10-ton weight limit.

The public comment period closes Sept. 16.

RESPONSES: A permit will be granted unless its issuance is found to be contrary to the public interest. Written statements concerning the proposed activity should be received in this office on or before the closing date of this Public Notice in order to become a part of the record and to be considered in the final determination. Any objections which are received during this period may be forwarded to the applicant for possible resolution before the determination is made whether to issue or deny the requested DA Permit. Public comments may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). All responses to this notice should be directed to the Regulatory Division, attn Abigail Uhler at the above address, by telephoning (412) 395- 7129, or by e-mail at Abigail.M.Uhler@usace.army.mil. Please refer to CELRP-RG 2022-192 in all responses.