Association News

After debate, council OKs land sale option

February 16, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
City commissioners in Illinois debate whether an attorney can prepare a legal description for determining property rights instead of a licensed land surveyor.  

By HERB MEEKER, Staff Writer
hmeeker@jg-tc.com

Jg-tc.com: MATTOON - City commissioners witnessed a debate over surveying requirements before approving a land sale option Thursday morning in City Hall.

Commissioner Chris Rankin refused to make a motion for a special ordinance on the sales option of 12.7 acres to Savannah Farms, L.P. of St. Louis because he said a professional land survey was legally required. He said it was illegal under the land surveyor act to have an attorney prepare the legal description for determining property rights.

“This should be prepared by a professional land surveyor, not an attorney,” Rankin said during the special meeting called to prepare for the sale of the acres along the north side of Old State Road near the railroad right of way near a subdivision and specialized care facility east of South Ninth Street.

City Attorney Preston Owen said Rankin was “making a mountain out of a mole hill” over this issue on a land description based on work prepared by Upchurch & Associates of Mattoon, a firm that helps the city on project planning and design.  

To read the rest of the story, click to www.jg-tc.com/articles/2010/02/11/news/doc4b74d2ca28947244795736.txt.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

POB

POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Drones

How long until drones will be commonly used in business?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +