From: Tessa Schweitzer
His claim that most of his parcels are all due to county section lines appears to be false. Of the 22 properties in Whitewater Township, 20 parcels are less than 28 acres. His largest is 109 acres, on which his house is located; but Google Earth shows this big field on the bluff top has five driveways crisscrossing the middle to houses on the edge. It is split up like a subdivision. Farmers don’t do this. Developers do. So much for “truth and transparency.” Ten parcels (all smaller than ten acres) list the property usage as residential one-three units-potentially ten triplexes in addition to the adjacent five rental properties.
Another undisclosed fact is the location of Jacob’s own house on DNR land (public property). Part of his house is built right on the property line with the DNR with the deck and southern part built on DNR land. If he had followed the ordinance and left the 20-foot setback or not built over the line, his house would not have been visible from the highway in the valley below (survey 12-264 MN DNR) and the view not quite so spectacular. “The rules don’t apply to me” is not an attitude one wishes to see in elected officials.