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If you are in a platted subdivision, then you should examine the plat to see exactly how that 6/10 of an acre is shown. If it is a separate subdivided lot, then you have the right to build on it. If however it is simply an added on parcel to the lot which you build your home on, that is a different story. If that is the case, you will need a variance or a re-plat to subdivide your lot into two building lots. The town engineer can't help you, but a competent real estate lawyer should be able to review the plat and tell you exactly where you stand. I can't comment on the water outlet being installed on the Homestead parcel. All I can say is that it doesn't make any sense for the water company to have done that without knowing whether the property is a freestanding building lot or simply additional land which is attached to your lot. However the fact that they did it does not establish the legal status of that parcel as a building lot.
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