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File #: 18-2626    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/21/2018 Final action: 5/21/2018
Title: Vote on a request to adopt a Joint Resolution Adopting NC Geodetic Survey's Preliminary Resurvey of the Common Boundary (Corner) Between Chatham County, Harnett County, and Wake County and Commitment to Pursue Joint Enabling Legislation to Modify the Chatham County and Wake County Boundary as Described in the 1961 Survey
Indexes: Comp Plan Goal 1: Preserve the rural character and lifestyle of Chatham County
Attachments: 1. Chatham-Harnett-Wake Boundary Resoluiton, 2. BOC Talking Points
Title
Vote on a request to adopt a Joint Resolution Adopting NC Geodetic Survey's Preliminary Resurvey of the Common Boundary (Corner) Between Chatham County, Harnett County, and Wake County and Commitment to Pursue Joint Enabling Legislation to Modify the Chatham County and Wake County Boundary as Described in the 1961 Survey
Abstract:
Over the past several decades, Chatham County has been working in partnership with its neighboring counties to resolve uncertainties in the County's boundary line. Uncertainty with the location of county boundary lines is not uncommon in North Carolina. Today's technology can locate boundary lines much more precisely and uncover discrepancies in those boundaries. These discrepancies can create issues when it comes to tax assessment, property value, deed recordation, zoning, building permitting, public safety, board of elections, and the school system.
Action requested:
Vote on a request to adopt a Joint Resolution Adopting NC Geodetic Survey's Preliminary Resurvey of the Common Boundary (Corner) Between Chatham County, Harnett County, and Wake County and Commitment to Pursue Joint Enabling Legislation to Modify the Chatham County and Wake County Boundary as Described in the 1961 Survey
Introduction and background:
At the November 20th, 2017 Board of Commissioners work session, staff introduced the current issue with the Chatham and Wake County Boundary Line and the Chatham/Harnett/Wake County corner. At the meeting, staff was directed to work collaboratively with both counties to resolve the issue.
This issue has been prompted by differences between the boundary line that Chatham County uses versus the lines that Harnett and Wake County use. In some instances, the boundary lines used between the three counties vary as much as several hundred feet. This has resulted in confusion over the delivery of services and tax assessment to the properties along the boundary line.
Given the uncertainties, Chatham, Harnett, and Wake County...

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