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File #: 28060    Version: 1 Name: 714 S. Few Street Vacation/Discontinuance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2012 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 11/27/2012 Final action: 11/27/2012
Enactment date: 11/28/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00890
Title: Vacation/Discontinuance of a portion of South Few Street as originally platted by the Madison Original Plat (adjacent to Block 179), adjacent to the property at 714 S. Few St., which is located in part of the Southwest one-quarter (1/4) of Section 7, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. (6th AD)
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. 714 S Few St (City Attorney Opinion Regarding Vacation).pdf, 2. Grenlie Survey 2012-01013.pdf, 3. 10.30.2012 Common Council registrations, 4. 28060 Registrations.pdf, 5. Affidavit of Correction
Fiscal Note
No expenditure of City funds is required.

Title
Vacation/Discontinuance of a portion of South Few Street as originally platted by the Madison Original Plat (adjacent to Block 179), adjacent to the property at 714 S. Few St., which is located in part of the Southwest one-quarter (1/4) of Section 7, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. (6th AD)

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WHEREAS, in the last year the City discovered that the property at 714 S. Few St., located at the Lake Monona end of the street, has a boathouse encroaching into right-of-way; and

WHEREAS, after research of the City’s records by the City Attorneys Office, it has concluded that the boat house was built prior to 1944, and therefore the City Attorney believes the property owner has been able to establish adverse possession claims of this portion of the right-of-way and supports vacation of the same; and

WHEREAS, further investigation by the City revealed that the property also has what now amounts to a private yard also encroaching into the right-of-way; and

WHEREAS, based upon City Attorneys Office review of the private yard encroachment, unlike with the boat house, the property owner has not established adverse possession claims for the yard encroachment portion; and

WHEREAS, given the fact specific nature of the yard encroachment, the long term use of the private yard, and what appears to be a complete lack of utility of this piece of right-of-way for the City, the City Attorneys Office supports vacation of this yard encroachment portion as well; and

WHEREAS, the City Engineer supports the vacation of both the boat house and yard encroachment portions; and

WHEREAS, the Thom R. Grenlie Survey Plat Map, Map No. 2802-L dated August 2, 2012 is attached hereto and made part of this resolution which depicts the “Subject Area A to be Vacated”; and

WHEREAS, although the adoption and recording of this street vacation is sufficient for the adjacent property owner to secure...

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