by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Although they see it as an incredibly huge task, the Chamorro Land Trust Commission is optimistic that they'll be able to move forward on Tonko Reyes, Inc.'s plans to survey a million square meters of land in Dededo. Late last week TRI offered to survey the land that would enable hundreds of lots to be subdivided and distributed to those who have been waiting for the trust's inventory for years.
The company has been using CLTC land for free as a staging area for their Paradise Estates Development. Now that the board has approved the plan, Department of Land Management director Monte Mafnas says they're anxious to begin. He explained, "They would start as soon as we provide them with a basic lot map and the abstract of title and we will be working with Mr. Castro, their surveyor, to delineate the property and commence the retracement survey. And after that we can do the subdivision and topographical map and eventually also address the easements that would enable the recipients to hook up to the water, power and waste water."
The Commission is also working with the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority and the Governor's Affordable Housing Council to pre-qualify about 3,000 applicants of the CLTC in order to determine the income capacity and brackets to build for their needs.