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June 14, 2014

Outback Subdivision plans moving forward

CLINTON — A new subdivision springing from the area that once housed the Buffalo Bill Estates mobile home park is moving forward.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors approved a subdivision application from Mike Kopp for the Outback Subdivision on Tuesday morning. Kopp purchased the former Buffalo Bill Estates site in 2009 and undertook a major cleanup of the property.

Since purchasing the land, Kopp has cleaned the property a great deal, as well as made road improvements and worked to meet all of the environmental regulations for the development. He told the board Tuesday that is was a tough project and he was thankful for everyone in the county who worked with him on it.

“We’re just glad you got the place looking good,” Chairwoman Jill Davisson said.

Just a few years ago, Folletts residents voiced concerns to the board about the amount of garbage and dead animals at the former trailer park. It was closed in 2007, forcing residents to leave their homes, after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources revoked the park’s waste disposal permit. After more than 20 trailers were demolished or scrapped and illegal dumping occurred, the board declared the area a public nuisance.

Now this will be the site of dozens of family homes. Kopp plans to develop 24 of the proposed 32 lots at this time.

The various available lot sizes will be: 20 homes at .5 to .62 acres; three homes at .63 to 1.25 acres; one home at 2.36 acres.

The Clinton County Planning and Zoning Commision met May 7 and recommended the approval of Kopp’s application.

Kopp told the board that the next step is to start selling lots.

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