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Land and Easement Acquisition Services

Publication Date
10/10/2017 07:42 AM EDT
Closing Date
12/14/2017 10:00 AM EST
Issuing Organization
County of DeKalb
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The anticipated work includes, but is not limited to, title searches, surveying, property appraisals, negotiating, project controls, reporting, preparation of closing and condemnation documents, document filings and other related activities to land and easement acquisition. 1. Task 1 - Confirmation of Existing Easement Rights and Documentation a. Review DWM paperwork and the county land records to identify existing easements held by DeKalb County and/or DWM and where additional easement rights or documentation are necessary. This review shall include: i. review of GIS maps and other documentation to determine location of DWM assets and properties over which easements might be required; ii. review of GIS maps and other documentation to determine where easements have been granted; and iii. title review and review of DeKalb County land records to ensure that all relevant easement paperwork has been properly recorded and cross-referenced and are sufficient for current DWM needs. 2. Task 2 -- Boundary Survey and Legal Descriptions a. Review engineer’s drawings and prepare or review a survey with legal description prepared by a State of Georgia Licensed Surveyor for each type of easement required per parcel. i. There may be multiple types of easements (Construction/Temporary, Permanent (acquisition) and Right of Entry). ii. There may be multiple parcels per project. b. Stake easements if required. 3. Task 3 - Title Search a. Prepare a title search and obtain a certificate of title prepared and signed by an attorney to identify the owner of the property and any liens or encumbrances affecting the quality of title and advise the county on potential issues that may arise due to title matters. b. Contact owners to verify ownership and property lines as shown on prepared plans and advise the owners of their rights and acquisition procedures under applicable law.

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