To repeal section 60.315, RSMo 1994, relating to county surveyors and land surveys, and to
enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
Section A. Section 60.315, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 60.315, to read as follows:
60.315. The following rules for the reestablishment of lost corners [should] shall be applied only when it is determined that the corner is lost: (The rules utilize proportional measurement which harmonizes surveying practice with legal and equitable considerations. This plan of relocating a lost corner is always employed unless it can be shown that the corner so located is in substantial disagreement with the general scheme of the original government survey as monumented. In such cases the surveyor shall use procedures that produce results consistent with the original survey of that township.)
(1) Existent original corners [cannot] shall not be disturbed. Consequently, discrepancies between the new and record measurements [will] shall not in any manner affect the measurements beyond the existent corners; but the differences [will] shall be distributed proportionately within the several intervals along the line between the corners;
(2) Standard parallels [will] shall be given precedence over other township exteriors, and, ordinarily, the latter [will] shall be given precedence over subdivisional lines; section corners [will] shall be located or reestablished before the position of lost quarter-section corners can be determined;
(3) Lost township corners common to four townships shall be reestablished by double proportionate measurement between the nearest existent corners on opposite sides of the lost township corner;
(4) Lost township corners located on standard parallels and common only to two townships shall be reestablished by single proportionate measurement between the nearest existent corners on opposite sides of the lost township corner on the standard parallel;
(5) Lost standard corners [will] shall be reestablished on a standard or correction line by single proportionate measurement on the line connecting the nearest identified standard or closing corners on opposite sides of the lost corner or corners, as the case may be;
[(4)] (6) All lost section and quarter-section corners on the township boundary lines [will] shall be reestablished by single proportionate measurement between the nearest existent corners on opposite sides of the lost corner according to the conditions represented upon the original government plat;
[(5)] (7) A lost interior corner of four sections [will] shall be reestablished by double proportionate measurement;
[(6)] (8) A lost closing corner [will] shall be reestablished on the true line that was closed upon, and at the proper proportional interval between the nearest existent corners on opposite sides of the lost corner;
[(7)] (9) All lost quarter-section corners on the section boundaries within the township [will] shall be reestablished by single proportionate measurement between the adjoining section corners, after the section corners have been identified or reestablished; and
[(8)] (10) Where a line has been terminated with a measurement in one direction only, a lost
corner [will] shall be reestablished by record bearing and distance, counting from the nearest
regular corner, the latter having been duly identified or reestablished.