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Elba land dispute solution offered

After a 1975 survey sparked a decades-long neighborhood conflict in Winona County, Minn., members of the Boundary Commission have arrived at a proposed plat drawing they believe is equitable and reasonable for ten land parcels. But will the landowners agree?

By Cynthya Porter
Winona County Commissioners received their first look Tuesday at a recommendation the Boundary Commission hopes will end disagreement in a corner of Elba where neighbors have been in conflict for decades.
After more than a year spent wading through property descriptions, old survey marks and actual land use patterns, members of the Boundary Commission arrived at a proposed plat drawing they believe is equitable and reasonable for ten land parcels located in Lot 80 in Elba.
Winona County Surveyor Pat Veraguth told the County Board that copies of the proposed boundary lines were sent to each property owner last week. Boundary Commission members will gather at City Hall in Elba next Tuesday to go over that proposal with landowners in person, but Veraguth already knows some are unhappy. “I’ve heard from a few property owners,” he said. “Nothing really good. It could be an interesting meeting.”

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