15.15.11.04

.04 Corrective Easement Application Procedure.

Before the Foundation may consider a request for a corrective easement, a landowner shall submit the following:

A. An application, completed and signed by each titled landowner to all of the land encumbered by the easement, which addresses the criteria in Regulation .03 of this chapter;

B. An unmarked copy of the tax map or boundary survey which outlines the entire easement land;

C. A second copy of the tax map which shall include the following:

(1) Boundaries of the easement land;

(2) If applicable, the location of the proposed change in boundary lines, and the amount of acreage involved; and

(3) Location of, and access to, all preexisting dwellings, lot exclusions, tenant houses, and farm buildings;

D. A written statement from the landowner indicating:

(1) The reason for the request and an explanation of how the corrective easement will enhance or have no effect upon the agricultural operations;

(2) The name, address, email address, and telephone number of all landowners whose lands are involved in the request; and

(3) Who will pay for the costs of the transaction;

E. A written statement from the county program administrator describing:

(1) The current overall farm operation and whether the proposed corrective easement will enhance or will have no effect upon the agricultural operations; and

(2) If applicable, whether an exchange of land is permissible under county subdivision regulations; and

F. A letter of recommendation from the local agricultural land preservation advisory board.