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Copper nugget?

I found this rock in a gravel pit. Could it be a meteor or copper nugget it’s real heavy. It’s about the size of two pop cans.

Hennepin County MN rock identification Posted about 1 month ago

Zoning meaning of manufacturing and industrial on zoning map ?

I live in a residential area but it is listed as a industrial and manufacturing on the zoning color chart map in the color purple

Pittsylvania County VA community planning and zoning zoning Posted 2 months ago

getting mineral rights back

i have owned ten acres of land for over 20 years and 7 years ago bought ten more acres is there any way to get my mineral rights back there is no activity on land

Antrim County MI Posted 2 months ago

Land Division Act correction on deed

The parent track as it existed in 1997 had 125 acres. There were a few divisions, but essentially there were quite a few left, lets say 10. All of the completed divisions were prepared by owners attorney, except one. In that division in 2015, the owner created a landlocked smaller parcel and granted all divisions to the small land locked parcel. (Oops) From what I understand from the LDA, you can not buy or sell the rights to these divisions, or can you? Is it legal to do a deed correction, or does that violate the LDA?

Much to the surprise of the owner's lawyer, the larger remainder of the parent parcel now has no divisions left. Adjacent owners do NOT want the divisions to revert to the parent.

Allegan County MI community planning and zoning Posted 4 months ago

Land Division Act depth ratio

Our township ordinance requires the same 4:1 depth ratio as the LDA but we are considering removing that ratio requirement from our ordinance. What is the reason for the depth to width ratio in the LDA? If we require that the land division meets minimum size and width, is there a downside to our removing the 4:1 ratio from our ordinance? We have contemplated the many ways a parcel could be split, both with and without the depth to width ratio, and cannot find a compelling reason to keep the requirement.

Livingston County MI legal issues land division act Posted 4 months ago


Does the land division Act state that the right-of-way area can't be used when calculating the acreage?

Genesee County Michigan Posted 5 months ago

(IL)legality of using tractor&truck tires for use as gardens in America

I'm having the worst luck attempting to use tires that I got from a local tire sales business. He deals a lot with selling new tires for farm tractors and semi trucks. I saw that he was struggling to get rid of them and since I have a large back yard in a rural town in SW Michigan, and my daughter is a vegan, I wanted to try to grow as many fruits and vegetables as I could. I got 80 tires, all semi truck 20" or larger, and cut a sidewall from every one of them so they wouldn't retain water. I'm burying them halfway, using the dirt attached to the lawn, which is a great sandy/loamy soil, which I then add soil amendments to like worm castings, perlite and coco-coir. I dug 33 holes generally 42-60" diameter half as deep as the tire tread is tall, packing the inside completely full. I got halfway done and the city manager/code enforcer came and sited me, saying all the tires must be removed from my yard, though he told my wife that if they were completely buried to grade, he might allow that. He gave me 10 days to clean my property up to perfection, including the tires, to be completed by this wednsday, june 13,'18 at which time he's planning to show up with city workers to remove them all that aren't stored in a bldg. I need help from someone in the agricultural community that they'd likely listen to and hoped you would help out. I'm also going to try my local extension service here in Cassopolis, MI. the local number for his office is 269-445-8648 and mine is 269-228-8257 I'm JOE McCleery at 413 N. Broadway, Cassopolis, MI Thanks for any help

Cass County Michigan code compliance raised gardens Posted 5 months ago

Round up drift

The fields adjacent to my property were recently sprayed, I'm assuming it was glyphosate because of the damage to my vegetable plants. It was a very windy day when they sprayed. I grow organic seeds and start them myself starting in February. I don't know what is safe in my garden. I have garlic that was planted last fall, onions ,blueberry bushes, perennial herbs in addition to my annual plants of beans, corn, tomatoes and many more types of vegetables . What recourse do I have, this is a huge loss. Any information would greatly appreciated I can be reached at 517 388 2918, my name is Jami Opalek

Jackson County Michigan zoning and land use regulation Posted 5 months ago

Land Division

Hello, I have been asked to split 2 parcels into 3- however, there is not enough room to create 3 legal parcels as two of the three residential structures on the two parcels are within 17 feet of one another and City ZO requires 10' side setbacks- I do not think I can legally approve the split, but I am not sure what to offer the constituent as a solution... I am considering utilizing either a request for variance or rezoning

Berrien County Michigan community planning and zoning land division land division act Posted 6 months ago

Unusual rock

I have a rock that is about the size of s volley ball. It is light maroon and dark grey. The markings on it almost look like rose petals. I haven't seen one like it before and was wondering what kind of rock it was?

Montmorency County Michigan rocks and minerals Posted 6 months ago