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About a year and a half ago, developer Timothy Hicks (left) bought approximately 31 acres which had been subject of a subdivision effort in the early 2000s in the Tahoe area east of Stites, but which never came to conclusion. Never, that is, until Tuesday, Nov. 28, when the Idaho County Commission signed off on the final plat Hicks and surveyor Chad Erickson had worked through the county’s subdivision ordinance. Having received approval for a variance a week prior, the final approval they won from the board this week marks the first time Idaho County approved a new subdivision since 2010.

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County commission approves first new subdivision since 2010

For the first time since 2010, the Idaho County Commission approved a new subdivision, under which developer Timothy Hicks is bringing a cluster of new houses to about 31 acres in the Tahoe area east of Stites. “I worked with one other surveyor, but it was Chad Erickson who really saw this through,” Hicks told the Free Press after county officials’ signatures were added to the mylar Tuesday morning, Nov. 28. “It wouldn’t have happened without his help.” “I was just the surveyor on his project,” Erickson said, “but working through the regulations involved really does require someone who knows how to expedite the process.”

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