City OKs golf course land sale after 1996 home improvement mistake

6:43 p.m Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Miamisburg
Miamisburg City Council has approved an ordinance to sell about 0.044 acres of Pipestone Golf Club land for $500, records show. FILE PHOTO

The city of Miamisburg has approved the sale of a a piece of Pipestone Golf Club land to an adjoining property owner.

The Miamisburg City Council on Tuesday night agreed to sell 1,742 square feet on the 18th hole of the city-owned course to a Berwick Court property owner who this year discovered a 1996 home improvement project crossed into golf course land, said Miamisburg Economic Development Director Chris Fine.

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While Michael Fink of Berwick Court filed for a permit and completed some swimming pool and hardscape work more than two decades ago, it was only earlier this year when he discovered that some of his property improvements “encroach on city owned property” and approached officials about resolving the issue, city records show.

Miamisburg City Council was made aware of the issue earlier this year, shortly after it was discovered, Fine said. Council agreed to see the land – the equivalent of slightly more than 0.0446 acres on Pipestone’s southeastern edge – for $500, records show.

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