SURVEYOR’S ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY MINUTES OF MEETING. MARCH 14, 2019

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:55 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 are Dan McIntire and Barry Gleissner, P.L.S. from Axis Geospatial, LLC.  The topic discussed tonight is LiDAR, UAV technology and how it can be utilized in the surveying community.

Mr. Gleissner and Mr. McIntire presented on the difference between fixed wing aircraft and drone aircraft.  At Axis Geospatial, they are able to perform mapping projects with LiDAR from a fixed wing aircraft and get accuracies up to 0.05’ vertical.  These accuracies are not yet available using drones.

Additionally, the presentation focused on the need for good ground control on site to aid in the accuracy of aerial mapping.  Some elements of projects may need to be supplemented with traditional survey techniques.

The gentlemen took questions from the membership throughout the lecture.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the January meeting as presented to the membership via SAWJ.org.  The motion was seconded.  The motion past by unanimous voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated March 14, 2019.

          Checking      xxxxxxxx

          Savings          xxxxxxx

          Duck              xxxxxxx

          Scholarship   xxxxxxx

          TOTAL         xxxxxxxx

SAWJ has sent a check in the amount of $250.00 to NJSPLS for the scholarship fund in the name of John Gellenthin.  A total scholarship of $1,000.00 will be given away.  Other donations were received and any difference will be made up by NJSPLS.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson attended the Board of Directors meeting March 5, 2019 and presented his report to the membership as follows:

            STATE BOARD

            No report

            EXECUTIVE

            Looking for articles for the Good Points Emails

New ideas: web classes, CST exams for techs, Career Fairs and workshops

National Surveyors week is coming.  On March 19 in Lacy Township there will be a celebration at the calibration baseline to promote the profession.  For more details see the NJSPS website

            NJSPLS CONFERENCE

            The conference had 700 members and 150 vendors and board members.

Scholarship awards will be at the May 9, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting at the SAWJ chapter meeting

PUBLIC RELATIONS

NJIT will compete in the national survey competition

NJSPLS was represented and spoke at the fence conference.

GIS/LIS COMMITTEE

NJSPLS will meet with NJGF meeting on March 14, 2019

EDUCATION

NJIT Surveying program is having enrollment issues

Rowan University is going to have a surveying program up and running by fall 2019

The University of Main is going to have an on-line land surveying degree program

LEGISLATIVE

All legislative bills that NJSPLS is tracking are on the website.  The committee is reviewing all the new bills and will note our actions for each bill.  The NJ specific exam bill is in review and hopefully passes by the end of this year.

NEW BUSINESS

Consolidating chapters

If the state specific exam passes, who writes the exam?

Remember 2022 datum change

Fellows Nominations were made and approved:

Carl Peters and Barry Gleissner

SCHOLARSHIPS

(As previously noted in treasurer’s report)

OLD BUSINESS

Raffle tickets for the NJSPLS Scholarship fund are still for sale.  See Rick Sapio if you are interested.S

NEW BUSINESS

Lou Marchuk has presenters lined up for the upcoming months.

All of the courses for last year’s meetings have been submitted to the state. All but two have been approved for continuing education credits for Land Surveying but those two have been approved for Civil Engineering.  Surveyors can use up to 8 credits of related fields for their license renewals.

CLOSING

At 9:00 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote. 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ/ Dinner Meeting -Thursday April 11th – Construction Layout Issues using AutoCad

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday March 14th,  2019 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Cost $35

Our speaker for this meeting will be Mike Ruth PLS . Mr. Ruth has been surveying for over thirty years. His experience ranges from working as a head of a design team providing basemapping, surfaces and alignments for DOT projects. To the constructing of heavy highway projects including bridges.

Mr. Ruth is currently working for a developer in the Allentown area. He works as a one man team providing his services to numerous Forman and superintends in the development of new subdivisions. His services cover the utilities, sanitary and storm (all improvements). Including as built mapping for the county agencies. Over the thirty year period Mr. Ruth has remained up to date with the equipment and software available to land surveyors. He is also licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

No registration required, pay the night of the event .

All are welcome!

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting January 10, 2019

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

January 10, 2019

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Treasurer Rick Sapio called the meeting to order at 6:50 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 is Lou Marchuk, P.E. and P.L.S. currently with Arora and Associates, formerly of the NJDOT.  The topic discussed tonight is the NJDOT Right of Way plans and General Property Parcel Maps.

Mr. Marchuk focused his discussion on the preparation of NJDOT maps and how the survey should interpret them.  Discussion was also held regarding how the surveyors can obtain the information the NJDOT has on hand.  Most of the membership agreed that this information can be invaluable for certain projects.

Mr. Marchuk took questions from the membership throughout the lecture and distributed material to aid the surveyor in the future.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes for the business meeting in December, 2018.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated December 13, 2018

Checking       $XXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXXX

SAWJ has sent a check in the amount of $250.00 to NJSPLS for the scholarship fund in the name of John Gellenthin.

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

No Director’s Report at this time.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business at this time.

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion was held regarding the possibility of moving the February meeting date so as not to conflict with Valentine’s Day.  Rick Sapio decided to poll the membership to determine the best course of action.

Appreciation was given to Lou Marchuk for his role in obtaining speakers for the SAWJ meetings.  All membership agreed that Mr. Marchuk should be commended.

CLOSING

 At 9:40 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday December 13th , 2018

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday December 13,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ.  There will be no speaker at this meeting.

This will be our last meeting of 2018 so please come and join us for dinner and great company .

SAWJ MINUTES OF MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2018

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

November 8, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:00 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 speaker tonight is Brian Shaw, Flood Plane Manager from Smart Vent Products, Inc.  The topic discussed tonight is the surveyor’s role in preparing elevation certificates and their service to clients in need of flood insurance.

Mr. Shaw focused his presentation on how the surveyor can aid clients who are in flood prone areas.  How to accurately prepare the FEMA Elevation Certificate and direct clients to suitable solutions to minimize flooding risk.

Mr. Shaw took questions from the membership throughout the lecture and distributed educational material to aid the surveyor in the future.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

The October meeting minutes were approved by voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio did not have a bank account summary available.  SAWJ sent a check in the amount of $250.00 to NSPS as a contribution to charities aiding surveyors affected by natural disasters.

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

No Director’s Report at this time.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business at this time.

NEW BUSINESS

The state board has approved for continuing education credits for 2 previous presentations given at SAWJ meetings.  Details on these will follow.

NJSPLS is currently seeking at least two representatives from each chapter to visit schools and give presentations on the industry of Land Surveying.  NJSPLS is also searching for articles to publish in the online newsletter, Good Points.

CLOSING

 At 9:03 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting November 8th, 2018

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly dinner meeting 7PM this Thursday November 8th, 2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. SAWJ welcomes Brian Shaw, Flood Plane Manager from Smart  Vent Products Inc. as our guest speaker for this meeting.