This is my first official post, so if I should be posting this to another area, please let me know!!
I have a legal description that is giving me a headache, and I am looking for any advice on how to correct the closure problem. I have taken the issue up with colleagues, and have gotten conflicting advice on how to deal with this. Here is the legal description:
Commencing at the corner post #23 of Lot 52 of the Township and Range aforesaid and thence running (mag var. 16 1/2o East) North 25 1/2o West 3.36chs; thence North 47o West 4.06chs; thence South 47 1/2o West 9.39chs; thence (mag var. 17o East) South 19 1/4o West 4.06chs; thence South 40o West 6.95chs; thence South 69 1/4o West 2.75chs; Thence South 27o East 3.88chs; thence South 4 3/4o West 7.50chs to Post No. 6 of Dutch Flat Town Site, Lot 37 of the Township and Rance aforesaid; thence South 30o20' East 2.44chs; thence (mag var. 18o10' East) North 56o19' East 14.6chs to stake No. 4 of said Dutch Flat Town Site; thence North 74o20' East 5.72chs; thence North 32o East 2.42 chs; and thence Norhtwesterly to the place of beginning.
Here is my dilemna, regardless of how I draw this it does not close within acceptable tolerances. If drawn purely by given bearings and distances, there is a 246' gap in the closure bearing North 73o3' East. When drawn taking magnetic variances in to account, the boundaries do not match surrounding parcel legal descriptions.
I originally under the impression that there is a course missing in the description, but the oldest description that I could find is identical to the description above.
Any suggestions or help will be sincerely appreciated.