Land Matters is currently obtaining easements for a 28 mile electrical transmission line project in Southwest Michigan. The field survey work is currently being completed, and negotiations will be taking place over the winter to obtain property rights on approximately 150 parcels.
Due diligence, property owner research, organization of files, and title work has been completed. Correspondence, meetings and discussions have been underway and ongoing since Spring, 2008. We are excited to begin presenting offers to the property owners for the acquisition of necessary easements and also to work with them to address other items of importance.
The Ottawa County Road Commission has recently opened the 28th Avenue Road Widening Construction project in Georgetown Township between Baldwin Street and Hudsonville City limits after completion of a major reconstruction and widening project. This improvement consisted of widening the pavement from 2 lanes to 5 lanes and included the installation of sanitary sewers, relocation of utilities, and construction of 5 foot concrete sidewalks. Land Matters participated in this project by obtaining the necessary additional right-of-way and easements for the 1.75 mile project. Our work involved market studies and appraisals, open house meetings, the preparation of legal descriptions and quit claim deeds, grading permits, purchase agreements, incidental items, coordination of titlework, plan review, coordination with Road Commission staff and Georgetown Township officials regarding design issues and concerns, meetings and negotiations with property owners, payment request and recording of all deeds. This project also included the relocation of one property owner displaced as part of this road widening project. All acquisition work was done in compliance with local and state federal guidelines. We are pleased to have been a critical part of this project.