The Kewaunee County Board has ordered an assessor’s plat for about a dozen land parcels along County Road D on the western shore of East Alaska Lake.
The resolution passed by supervisors March 21 notes that a stretch of unplatted land in that area has several parcels that contain errors in lot measurements to the extent that an assessor’s plat is considered warranted.
State statutes allow for such a step when an area “has, in the judgment of the governing body having jurisdiction, gross errors in lot measurements or locations that difficulty is encountered in locating new structures, public utilities or streets.”
Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. has offered to cover up to $15,000 in costs for completing an assessor’s plat, and the county selected Dave Chrouser of May & Associates LLP to perform the work.
Supervisor Kaye Shillin wondered why the county is getting involved.
“If there’s a dispute between two property owners, isn’t it up to them to resolve it themselves, or hire attorneys and go to court?” Shillin asked.
Supervisor Lee Luft said there’s an ongoing dispute with the potential to affect a number of property owners in the area when it’s resolved.
“There’s also some county involvement here in terms of resetting the boundaries when we changed the layout of County Road D,” Luft said. “This is a way to resolve what we already know are inaccurate boundaries.”
The resolution passed 17-1 with Shillin dissenting.