SAWJ Meeting Minutes 2-8-18

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

February 8, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.

SPEAKER

 The speakers tonight were Steffanie A. Lerch and Paul J. Tully, certified financial planners with Eagle Wealth Strategies.  Mr. Tully began the presentation by discussing recent market fluctuations, economy, and retirement options.  He turned to the floor over to Ms. Lerch to discuss further about retirement planning.

Ms. Lerch explained about retirement risks, which includes longevity, spending, inflation and a number other unknown variables such as market risks.  She encouraged the membership to start thinking about when they would like to retire, how much money would they need and try to estimate how long it should last.  Also for consideration was what the individual goals were for retirement and how to budge for those goals.

Among the topics discussed were how to decide what you would need to retire as it relates to your age, tax bracket, marital status and your current employment status.

Mr. Tully and Ms. Lerch handed out copies of “The Eagle’s View”.  A quarterly newsletter published by Eagle Wealth Strategies that highlights current events in relation to financial planning and offers some commentary.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 8:15 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

The minutes for the January meeting were accepted as recorded by voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer’s report was postponed until the next business meeting due to the absence of the Treasurer.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend.  No Director’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS

NJSPLS SURVCON was held in Atlantic City.  New officers were sworn in.  More information can be obtained by visiting www.njspls.org

NEW BUSINESS

–Lou Marchuk will be giving a presentation to the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.  The topic will be Ground vs Grid coordinate systems.

–SAWJ has a very positive outlook for speakers to attend monthly meetings in 2018.

CLOSING

 At 8:35 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting February 8th 2018

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday February 8,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Paul Tully and aided by Steffanie A. Lerch with Eagle Wealth Strategies (Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Income Certified Professionals).

Discussions may include:

1. Planning for lifetime income needs in a low interest rate world.
2. Longevity may result in a 30 year retirement-do you have the resources to fund that?
3. When to begin Social Security.
4. US stock market at an all-time high-what’s next?
5. Long term care-at home or in a nursing facility, costs and options to pay.
6. Debt in retirement.
7. How to minimize taxes and costs on retirement income
8. Beware the annuity salesperson! Too good to be true.
9. Everyone needs a financial plan for retirement. No plan is still a plan, just a bad one. Consequences of not matching your goals and your resources.

 

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting

Cost $35

SAWJ Meeting Minutes January 11, 2018

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

January 11, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Treasurer Richard Sapio called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.  Mr. Sapio asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.

SPEAKER

 The speaker tonight was Lou Marchuk with Arora and Associates.  The topic tonight was vertical control.

Mr. Marchuk shared material with the membership about documentation of vertical control points, the history of vertical control points, and how to analyze data sheets in order to adapt to your project needs.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 8:40 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes for the December meeting

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated July 13, 2017

Checking       $XXXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXXX

TOTAL        $XXXXXXXX

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend.  No Director’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business

NEW BUSINESS

–SAWJ 2018 officers were announced.  Bill Haggerty will remain as President.  Rick Sapio will remain as Treasurer.  Craig Stratton will remain as Recording Secretary.  All other executive board offices are open for anyone who wishes to serve.

–Discussions were held regarding the time frame for which meeting announcements are sent out via email.  It was suggested that the membership be sent a notice sooner regarding upcoming meetings and the speakers scheduled for each meeting.  This would allow some members to make arrangements to attend.

CLOSING

 At 9:15 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

 

 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Jan. 11th _Lou Marchuk “Vertical Control Issues”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday January 11, 2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Lou Marchuk, PLS, PE.

Lou was formerly NJDOT Geodetic Surveyor and will be discussing  Vertical Control Issues, Locating, Determining the best control for the project.

 

 

 

 

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting November 9, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

November 9, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Treasurer Richard Sapio called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.  Mr. Sapio asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.

SPEAKER

 The speaker tonight was Adam Grant, P.L.S. with Odin Areodata and Consulting Engineering Services.  The presentation was focused on UAV functions and capabilities resulting in survey grade mapping.

Mr. Grant discussed with the membership his role in this emerging discipline within the field of surveying and engineering.  He discussed the FAA regulations that govern how to operate drones for survey work and how to navigate within those regulations.

The discussion was centered around the technology that is utilized, including the aircraft, which Mr. Grant had on hand to show the membership.  Also discussed was Pix4D, the photogrammetry software program used to post process and evaluate data obtained using drone flights.  Mr. Grant made sure it was understood that the use of quality, adjusted ground control is essential to obtaining the highest quality of data possible and that Odin Aerodata would not accept anything less for their clients.

Mr. Grant presented some prior projects as an example of the high level of accuracy which can be obtained using the technology and techniques outlined in his presentation.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 9:10pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

A motion was made to approve the October meeting minutes as drafted and presented to the membership via the SAWJ website.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated July 13, 2017

Checking       $XXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXX

 

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend.  No Director’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business

NEW BUSINESS

–SurvCon 2018 brochures will be available later this month for viewing on the NJSPLS website and hard copies will be mailed out.

–SAWJ December Meeting will be held December 14 at 7pm at Carlucci’s.  Elections for positions for 2018 will be held.  If anyone is interested in holding office, please contact Bill Haggerty.

 CLOSING

 At 9:15 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Nov. 9th _ Adam Grant _ Drones!

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday November 9, 2017 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Adam Grant.

Adam Grant, Odin Areodata and Consulting Engineering Services

Presentation will be on drone functions and capabilities.
He will discuss FAA Regulations and the process to work within those regulations.
Pix4D, which is a photogrammetry software program.
He will present some project examples using drones for surveying.

 

ll are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting October 12, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

October 12, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:59 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.  At 7:10 pm the floor was handed over to tonight’s speaker

SPEAKER

The speaker tonight was Tara Vargo, Esq.  The topic for the evening was ALTA Land Title Surveys.

Mrs. Vargo discussed the minimum ALTA/NSPS Land Title  Survey Standards and the optional Table A requirements.  Many issues were raised by the membership regarding the surveys including how the certifications should be written and why ALTA/NSPS expressly directs their certification to remain unchanged.  Other items such as the responsibility of title companies to acquire the deeds for the property in questions and the adjoining properties was discussed.

Mrs. Vargo presented a number of different options for supplying the client with a product that meets their needs.  This includes a list of possible boundary line encroachments.  Mrs. Vargo also warned that surveyors make no legal case as to the location of boundary lines.

Questions were asked throughout the evening.  The presentation concluded at 9:00 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson presented his report via hard copy to the membership.   A full copy of the report can be provided upon request.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio was unable to attend.  There was no treasurers report tonight.

 OLD BUSINESS

SAWJ was given 2 credits for continuing education for the GIS/CAD presentation from May of 2017.

NEW BUSINESS

Lou Marchuck made a suggestion that the membership share with the group some difficult survey projects they have encountered as a way to encourage shared communication among the group.  He also asked that SAWJ make an effort to provide programs that are geared towards Survey Technicians.

CLOSING

 At 8:42 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary