SAWJ Dinner meeting Thursday December 12, 2019

SAWJ will be having our monthly gathering  this Thursday December 12 , 2019 at Carlucci’s Waterfront , Mt. Laurel  7PM.  There will be no speaker this month just come out and enjoy the company of your fellow surveyors, and discuss what’s ahead in 2020.

This year we had some great speakers that spoke on a variety of subjects that included :

DATE Course Name Instructor
1/10/2019 NJDOT ROW Lou Marchuk
3/14/2019 Lidar & UAS Barry Gleissner
4/11/2019 Construction Layout Issues Mike Ruth
5/9/2019 NJ Prevailing Wage Act Tara Vargo
6/13/2019 Intro To green Acres Surveys Mike Vargo
7/11/2019 Internet Resources for Surveyors Craig Stratton
8/8/2019 Municipal Boundaries Steve Mervine
9/12/2019 Protect your Practice Ciampoli, Mark
10/10/2019 Surveyor and GIS /Tax Map Zelinsky/Adamson

This will be our final meeting  of the year and more me as president of SAWJ. I have been very honored to serve as SAWJ president this year and I want to thank all that contributed to the success of the chapter and wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday.

Bill Haggerty

Minutes of Meeting November 14, 2019

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

November 14, 2019

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.

SPEAKER

SAWJ did not have a speaker at this meeting.  The scheduled presenter was unable to attend so the presentation was postponed until February 2020.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the October meeting. The motion was seconded.  The motion past by unanimous voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated April 11, 2019.

           Checking       $XXXXXX

           Savings          $XXXXXX

           Duck              $XXXXXX

           Scholarship   $XXXXXX

           TOTAL         $XXXXXX

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

No director’s report tonight.

OLD BUSINESS

Lou Marchuk announced that the website for SAWJ now has links to various agencies for deed research as well as points of contact at those clerk’s offices.

NEW BUSINESS

Rowan University is looking adjunct instructors for the Surveying degree program.  Any interested members may contact Craig Stratton for information.

Member Fred Czpegia has been admitted to the hospital for intensive care.  The membership voted to send Fred a “get well” package courtesy of SAWJ.

A New Jersey chapter of ASCE specializing in utility surveying and engineering is being formed.  Anyone interested in joining can get more information from Bill Haggerty.

Nominations were opened for officers of SAWJ for the 2020 year.  All those nominated have accepted and the membership voted.  The officers for the 2020 year are as follows:

President:  Craig Stratton

Vice President: Charles Adamson

Directors:  Bill Haggerty and Charles Adamson

Treasurer: Rick Sapio

Recording Secretary: Lou Marchuk

There are open positions available.  Anyone interested may as for additional information.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December, 12.  There will be no presentation. 

CLOSING

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

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting / Presentations Thursday November 14th – Bruce Blair PLS

SAWJ will be having  our monthly Dinner Meeting presentation at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mt. Laurel on Thursday Nov.14th at 7PM – 9:30 +/-. This months guest speakers will be Bruce Blair PLS  he  will be discussing: ” Weird and Interesting Descriptions”.

Bruce is a founding member of NJSPLS and  draws on 50 years of surveying experience.

This is sure to be an highly entertaining discussion  that you will not want to miss !

UPDATE! Bruce Blair presentation is being rescheduled due to the presenter’s illness. Meeting at 7PM.

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting October 10, 2019

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

October 10, 2019

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 speakers tonight were Charles Adamson and Kevin Zelinsky with Remington and Vernick Engineers.  The topic tonight was the integration of surveying and GIS.

The presentation focused on the need for GIS platforms to be built on top of mapping created with sound surveying practices.  The best GIS database is only as good as the mapping at its base.  Many topics were discussed about the need for surveying in the future of GIS, and how the use of a GIS database will aid surveyors and engineers in their everyday use.

Questions from the membership were asked throughout the lecture.

The presentation was concluded at 9:30pm

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

There were no minutes for the meeting of September, 2019.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated September 24, 2019.

           Checking       XXXXXXX

           Savings          XXXXXXX

           Duck              XXXXXXX

           Scholarship   XXXXXXX

           TOTAL         XXXXXXX

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson presented a written report from the NJSPLS Board of Directors meeting which took place on September 24, 2019.  A full copy was given to each member in attendance and can be made available upon request.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

The next SAWJ meeting will be Thursday, November 14.  The presenter will be Bruce Blair.  The topic is “Unusual Legal Descriptions”.  Mr. Blair asked the membership to provide him with any examples that may suit this topic.

Nominations for SAWJ officers for 2020 are ongoing.  Any member may nominate any other member in good standing and submit nomination via email to Bill Haggerty.  Election of officers will take place at the November business meeting.

CLOSING

At 9:45 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded and approved by voice-vote. 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Presentation Thursday Oct. 10th

Come out and join us at our monthly Dinner Meeting presentation at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mt. Laurel on Thursday Oct.10th at 7PM – 9:30 +/-. This months guest speakers will be Kevin Zelinsky and Chip Adamson of Remington & Vernick Engineers. They will be discussing:


• Services that may only be Performed by a New Jersey Licensed Land Surveyor
• What Is A Property Survey and Why Is It Important?
• Why GIS Doesn’t Replace the Need for Surveyors
• Define features and technical aspects of GIS
• Demonstrate implementations of GIS utilizing available GIS Resources
• Demonstrate implementations of GIS in tax maps and land surveying projects
• Demonstrate interoperability between GIS and CAD systems
• Metadata

Cost $35 which includes dinner . No reservation required. Just come out learn and enjoy the company of others in your profession.

www.sawj.org

SAWJ Meeting/Presentation “Protect Your Practice — Identifying, Understanding and Guarding Against Risk”

Come out and join us at our monthly Dinner Meeting presentation at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mt. Laurel on Thursday Sept.. 12th at 7PM – 9:30 +/-. This months guest speakers are Joseph T. Ciampoli, Esq.,and Fred Mahar, Esq., P.E., Esq. of Thompson Becker, LLC located in Cherry Hill, NJ .  Additional Speakers include Terry Ann Coleman, Petty Burton Associates/Wm. H. Connolly in Montclair, NJ. Mr.

Protect our Practice — Identifying, Understanding and Guarding Against Risk

Why do you need to have insurance for your professional services?
• All projects present some level of risk
• Just because your scope of services may be small does not mean that potential claims will be small
• Often times no relationship between scope and magnitude of claim
• Do not assume that a claimant will not pursue your business/personal assets if you not have a professional policy of insurance
• Your general liability policy will exclude coverage for the provision of professional services
• If you subcontract out any part of your services and errors are committed within that scope of services, you could be held responsible
• The variety of potential damages is broad – demolition/reconstruction, loss of use, diminishment in value, loss of profit/economic opportunity…
Standard of Care
• The Standard of Care for all professional services performed or furnished by Surveyor will be the skill and care used by members of Surveyor’s profession practicing under the same or similar circumstances at the same time and in the same locality.
• Standard of care does not require perfection. Rather, the focus is on the level of services provided by an average member of the professional community.
• It is a process-based analysis as opposed to an outcome based analysis. In other words, simply because there is a bad result does not mean that a breach of the standard of care has occurred.

Cost $35

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting July 11, 2019

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF

WEST JERSEY

July 11, 2019

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 was Craig Stratton, P.L.S. with Trenton Engineering Company, Inc. The presentation was Internet Resources for Land Surveyors and Engineers.

Mr. Stratton presented numerous websites that are useful in budgeting, planning, and preparation of final plats.  Land survey information as well as data to be utilized in engineering design.

Presented also were websites designed to help surveyors research projects by searching for recorded instruments and old maps.  All in an effort to put forth an accurate final product.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 9:00 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

There were no minutes for the June meeting

TREASURER REPORT

Checking:         $XXXXX

Savings:            $XXXXX

Duck:               $XXXXX

Scholarship:     $XXXXX

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

–Lou Marchuk reported on the upcoming speakers for the rest of 2019.  More options will come at a later date.

CLOSING

At 9:10 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote. 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Dinner Meeting Presentation Thursday July 11th!

Come out and join us at our monthly Dinner Meeting presentation at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mt. Laurel on  Thursday  July 11th  at 7PM – 9:30 +/-. This months guest speaker is Craig Stratton PLS  who will discuss:

Internet Resources for Land Surveyors and Engineering Aids.

The presentation will cover some of the internet resources that can be helpful to put together budget proposals for surveying and engineering projects. It will also cover some useful websites for research, evaluation, and final product production.

Cost $35

SAWJ Meeting -Dinner Presentation Thursday June 13th, 2019

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday June 13th,  2019 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ.

Our speaker for this meeting will be Micheal R. Vargo PLS from Vargo Associates  who will make a presentation on Green Acres.  7PM presentation.Cost$35  dinner included.

Everyone is Welcome,No reservation required.