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Property Line Question
  • Quoth the Raven February 20, 2014 - 10:29 am #99720 Reply

    Hi folks – question for you all. A couple of days ago, some county guys marked our property lines – they dug out the snow to find the property line markers, and then spray painted a white arrow on the sidewalk. Neighbor saw them, as we weren’t home. Does anyone have any clue as to why they would do that? Thanks!

    John Fontain February 20, 2014 - 10:38 am #99723 Reply

    If I had to guess, I’d say that one of your neighbors is having a property survey done for a potential construction project.

    esmith69 February 20, 2014 - 10:39 am #99724 Reply

    Are you positive it was a property line and not them marking underground utilities?

    Quoth the Raven February 20, 2014 - 10:42 am #99725 Reply

    I don’t think either neighbor is having work done, and I’m pretty sure it was the property line – the utilities are somewhere else and these arrows are on both sides of the house (and seem to be where I think the line is). Odd situation….

    Suburban Not Urban February 20, 2014 - 10:48 am #99726 Reply

    Are you sure they worked for the county? I’m pretty sure that the county doesn’t do this, as a private citizen when you need this done, you hire a private company.

    Quoth the Raven February 20, 2014 - 10:50 am #99727 Reply

    SBU, good question. Neighbor said they thought it was county, but no, we’re not sure. So next question would be who would hire someone to mark our lines? Maybe they got the wrong house…

    ipitythefool February 20, 2014 - 11:21 am #99737 Reply

    It could be the county doing some construction work near your house and not necessarily your neighbors. The county came and did the same to my property when they were planting a tree a few years ago. (I’m guessing so they knew where my utilities ran). Normally, the spray paint is water soluable and will go away after a few rains.

    aldohexose February 20, 2014 - 11:35 am #99742 Reply

    May be related to county relining sewer (water?) lines. On my street several holes dug into the sidewalk. See if similar markings down your block or other streets nearby. DES would know also.

    OR…..county is marking those who didn’t shovel their sidewalk! :-()

    Chris Slatt February 24, 2014 - 12:24 pm #100006 Reply

    Expect a project of some sort on your street in the next year or two. Might be water line, sidewalk, street, etc but that’s generally what they do before they do a survey which they do when they’re getting ready to enter the design phase of a project.

    Quoth the Raven February 24, 2014 - 12:33 pm #100007 Reply

    Thanks all, for the comments! It might be a moot point anyway, b/c the white arrows are almost completely wiped away now.

    ksu499 February 27, 2014 - 9:44 am #100218 Reply

    When survey marking, if the right colors are being used, white indicates a proposed excavation. Other common colors are red (electric), yellow (gas, steam, oil), orange (telecommunications), blue (potable water), green (sewers and drains). This knowledge comes from too many years with the phone company.

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