Opponents of plans to build a TJX distribution Center in Lordstown have less than a month to gather the 124 signatures needed to let voters decide whether or not they want the project to become a reality.

Plans to build the center and bring the 1,000 jobs that come with it have not yet been approved by TJX owners, but Lordstown Trustees have approved zoning changes needed to move the project ahead.

Trumbull County Deputy Elections Director Alan Shaker tells 21 News that TJX opponents have notified the board that they'll seek a referendum on the zone change during a special August 21 election.

Shaker says the petitions would need the signatures of 124 registered voters, which is ten percent of the number of people who voted for Ohio Governor in 2014.

Anticipating the possible referendum, local legislators pushed a bill through Columbus that includes a provision to move any such election up from November to August.

Although the project is getting support from those who say the Valley needs the jobs, some neighbors are campaigning to stop the project or move it elsewhere citing concerns about dust, noise, and traffic.

TJX Home Goods has responded to the concerns promising to create a buffer zone, LED lighting that would be directed toward the building, install a retention pond for rainwater runoff, road rerouting, and traffic lights.

The board of elections has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a special Lordstown election.