SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY
January 9, 2020
MINUTES OF MEETING
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Past President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Mr. Haggerty introduced Craig Stratton as the new president of SAWJ and turned the meeting over to him. Mr. Stratton announced the officers for the new year. They are as follows:
Vice President-Charles Adamson
Recording Secretary-Lou Marchuk
The meeting was then turned over to the speaker.
Lou Marchuk with Aurora and Associates was tonight’s speaker. The presentation topic was the international foot vs. the U.S. Survey foot. The conversation discussed the differences between the two units of measure and how surveyors must understand the differnece when it comes to specific projects. Any projects with a high level of accuracy or that would traverse a great distance must be consistent with the unit of measure. The presentation also discussed the NGS plan to phase out the two separate units of meausre and just have one, uniform unit for the survey community and beyond.
Mr. Marchuk discussed the differences on existing NGS datasheets for benchmarks, and how the use the data presented to help surveyors with indivisual projects.
Questions and discussions continued throughout the presentation. Mr. Marchuk concluded his presentation at 9:15.
A motion was made to accept the minutes from the November 2019 meeting. There was no meeting in December of 2019. The motion was seconded. The motion past by unanimous voice vote.
Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report.
Charles Adamson presented a written report from the latest NJSPLS business meeting. This report was distributed to the membership in attendance. Copies are available upon request.
Announcement of the elected officers from the November meeting. There are some board positions un-occupied for any members who would like to participate.
The next meeting of SAWJ will be Thursdday February 13. The speaker will be Bruce Blair who will be discussing “Interesting Descriptions”. If any members have any examples they would like to share with Bruce, please email them directly to Bruce or through Lou Marchuk or Craig Stratton.
The March 2020 meeting will include a presentation on drone surveying. Anyone who has any presentations, or ideas for presentations should contact Lou Marchuk to volunteer
Before closing the business meeting, the membership of SAWJ, at the direction of Rick Sapio, presented Bill Haggerty with a plaque, thanking him for his previous years of services presiding over SAWJ and filling other important roles.
At 9:30 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded and approved by voice-vote.