Neighbors Don’t Want Idaho Man to Build His Own Lake
MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho man is facing resistance from the community in his quest develop his own ski lake.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Kyle Cooper of Middleton is applying for a conditional use permit to begin digging a 25-foot deep gravel pit. Cooper says he wants to build a lake where his family can ski, boat and paddle board.
However, neighboring residents have raised concerns that the project will create noise and air pollution. Middleton resident Rob Knopp says the Cooper's permit application doesn't meet the appropriate criteria. Knopp added that a ski lake isn't part of the community's identity.
Cooper counters that he's done the research to make sure the project will be completed with no complications.