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Land thieves?
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deadcarp    Posted 06-01-2004 at 19:37:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well looks like time to make another trip to itasca county and assure them we've been paying taxes on 100' lots and not 50' ones. Oh i know they're a widely-known den of thieves up there, but it's because the mines are gone and with rampant poverty, the county claims everything they can get their mitts on.
Administrative land grabs are pretty simple - they just re-size the property, if nobody notices/gripes for awhile they make up dummy tax records for the "new" lots and sell thewm to their cronies at mis-advertized sheriff's sales. Hey, when you have all the records, and your surveyor can't remember every lot, who can argue? Well now it's suzn's lots she inherited from her dad who'd got the land in the 20s. I ain't giving half her land away without letting word out. :)



screaminghollow    Posted 06-02-2004 at 09:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Mis advertised" sales? Heck in this county they make you pay $50 for a list of the properties goin fer tax sale. They don't advertise the list at all. It is probably a violation of some sort of statute.

Went to my local township meeting a few weeks back and a feller, whose got a reputation for wealth accumulation by less than forthright means, presented a subdivision plan to subdivide a 14 acre plot into four, "luxury" home sites. I had done some work for his neighbor and had seen the neighbor's deed. Seems, the slicky was subdividing about 4 acres of his own property and 10 of my clients' property. In addition he represented that my client's drive way was an abandoned road and would be closed if the subdivision is approved. I called the client the next day, and now there's a real boundary war goin' on. Worse yet the township secretary, refused to provide us with copies of the proposed subdivision plan, even though we filed a Freedom of Information Act Request. She told us we'd have to file a suit to force them to even let us look at it. I told her she better hope I don't ever get elected to board of supervisors and reminded her that there was an opening next year. To complicate matters even more, we discovered a huge error in my client's deed. The deed indicates his property goes back 600 feet from the road, yet all the maps, and the adjoining deeds indicate that his property goes back close to 1,500 feet from the road. That's a heck of an error.


Bob/Ont    Posted 06-02-2004 at 05:50:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know DC they work for elected officials which roughly translated means a License to Steal, some of that's bound to rub off. Did you ever bring home some of those ferns from the bush you talked about a while ago? If you did how are they doing?
Later Bob


donna in w.v    Posted 06-01-2004 at 19:47:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go give em what for ,deadcarp. Down here they are good for sending you a second tax bill and when you say "I paid it" they say Prove it,I was warned by my fil to good records and they've tried that 3 times since we lived here twice on the house tax and once on the water bill.


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