The Remonumentation Plan for Livingston County was adopted in 1992 as required by Act 345 of the State Public Acts of 1990. An excerpt from the County Plan provides a brief summary of its intention:
Implementing the county monumentation program would mark the first time in 175 years that a concerted effort was made to do this critically needed job. Since the 1850s, there has been no statewide effort to validate (section) corners, even though surveyors’ tools have advanced from a 66-foot chain and a compass to a technological arsenal that includes a device that gives automatic measurements of angles between corners, and instruments that bounce a signal off a satellite to determine the exact longitude and latitude of a given point (Global Positioning System, GPS). Orderly, consistent Remonumentation with standardized markers would assist in the documentation and planning of roads and utilities, the (location) of public and private property, the settlement of ownership claims and disputes, and the provision of a central data base containing information on counties and townships throughout the State. Completion of the Remonumentation system in a county would enable the county to implement a computerized mapping system that would include the precise location of roads, utilities and property lines; the corners would serve as the foundation for such a map.