Property lawsuit threatens Cooper’s Landing home

Sunday, October 30, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:55 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cooper’s Landing owner Michael Cooper’s mobile home is being threatened by a lawsuit over property lines. Crowley’s Cove Farm, which filed the lawsuit Aug. 31, owns the 82.5 acre area next to Cooper’s property.

Parcel maps on the Boone County Web site,, show that about half of Cooper’s mobile home crosses the property line. Mick Wilson, Cooper’s attorney, said in the response to the petition filed by Crowley’s Cove that Cooper believed the “disputed portion” of land belonged to him since he had used the land for more than 10 years. Wilson also included in the response a letter written by William J. Crowley Jr., owner of Crowley’s Cove Farm, to demonstrate that Crowley was aware of Cooper’s presence on the land.

Crowley wrote the letter to the Army Corps of Engineers in 2002 after Cooper wanted to build a commercial boat dock on his own side of the property line. Crowley said in the letter that he was concerned about pollution and beavers that swam along the shore. He also noted that Cooper’s Landing “tends to attract a clientele whose pursuits and entertainments contrast with my own.” He described the behavior as drinking alcohol, playing music loudly and littering.

Wilson filed the response Oct. 18. According to the state government Web site Case.Net, no hearings are scheduled yet.

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