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DCOA will clean up litter for potential oil businesses interested in Five Points Business Park site

By Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 27 2013 07:21:19 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 27 2013 07:35:31 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

A city lot where people illegally dump will soon be cleaned up by the Development Corporation of Abilene.

The DCOA board approved spending a little less than $40,000 to clean up the 25 acre lot in the Five Points Business Park.

Richard Burdine, CEO of the Development Corporation of Abilene said the lot could potentially become desirable for pipe yards or the oil and gas industry.

“We've probably have had half a dozen contacts in the last 6 months from companies we believe are going to be active in the Cline Shale," Burdine said.      

The corporation wants to clean up the lot to make it more attractive to potential customers, but the problem is people keep dumping at the site illegally.

"The taxpayers often end up footing the bill for illegal dumping," Burdine said.

The Five Points Business Area has 13 lots for sale and lot ten, which they'll clean up, is north of the former Lockheed Plant where Broad Wind Energy is located.

The Cline Shale activity to our west could bring oil companies to Abilene. The DCOA said they plan on having the land cleared by the end of March.