ACCURACY OF LOT SURVEYS IN STAGECOACH Hello Homeowners, At the Association’s May 14th Board meeting, Tom Effinger, the Routt County Surveyor, notified the Board of some lot surveying issues in the Stagecoach area. Specifically, in some locations there are two sets of survey pins located in different spots marking a lot’s boundary lines. In these cases, there are the original surveying pins from the Woodmoor survey done in the early 1970’s and a second set of survey pins placed by other surveyors during various redevelopment and re-platting projects done in the 1990s and 2000s. The methodology that was used by these other surveyors for locating and placing survey pins was not consistent with the original survey leading to the placing of the additional survey pins. Typically, in land development, the original survey pins are considered to be permanent and correct. The majority of the discrepancies with the survey pin locations are less than 10 feet. The fact that there are two sets of pins is an issue that the County is looking to resolve on a case by case basis. While this issue may impact all Stagecoach subdivisions, to date, the duplicate pin issues have predominately been found in the original Meadowgreen subdivision and those subdivisions surrounding Bushy Creek including Black Horse I & II and Horseback. The Board and the County would like to make you aware that if you had a survey done of your Stagecoach property from 1995 to 2006, there could be an issue with the correct location of your lots’ survey pins and thus the actual borders of your lot(s). If property owners would like to construct on or make improvement to their property, it is recommended to have an appropriate survey done to verify setbacks, easements, etc. When pursuing what type of survey to have performed, it is recommended to use a Land Survey Plat, which verifies all 4 points of the lot instead of an ILC (Improvement Location Certificate), which although less expensive, is a method of verifying that any improvements are on the lot, but is not an actual “survey”. If you have particular questions relating to this issue, please feel free to contact Tom Effinger, Routt County Surveyor at 970-734-5977 or teffinger@co.routt.co.us Sincerely,The Stagecoach Association Board of DirectorsBryan Ayer – Association Manager970-875-2810 bAyer@steamboatassociations.com