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.

 

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting October 11, 2018

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

October 11, 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 speakers tonight Kevin Zelinsky and Chip Adamson from Remington and Vernick Engineers.  The topic discussed tonight is the interoperability between GIS and CAD and how to benefit the surveyors.

The speakers discussed the elements and concepts of GIS and demonstrated how GIS software and CAD software can be used together to form a useful planning and analysis tool.  They demonstrated how GIS is used for the planning of survey and engineering projects.

A topic of concern for some members was the use of metadata in
GIS projects and how to interpret metadata in projects.  The speakers discussed the need for clear and concise metadata so that anyone using the GIS components have a knowledge of how that data was obtained, and what type of project the data was intended.  Most have to be aware that all data will not fit all types of standards.

Kevin and Chip shared live demonstrations of the GIS databases they have built for different clients and how surveyed field data is integrated into these databases, as well as publicly obtained data.  Their presentation pieces will be made available to the SAWJ membership via the website and email.

Questions were asked throughout the presentation.

The presentation concluded at 8:50 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

The September meeting minutes were approved by voice vote.

 TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated October 8, 2018.

Checking          $XXXX

Savings             $XXXX

Duck                 $XXXX

Scholarship       $XXXX

TOTAL            $XXXX

SAWJ has made a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of Elena McAllister, wife of Glen O. McAllister, who passed away on October 1, 2018 in the amount of $60.00.  Glen McAllister is a P.L.S. with Pennoni and Associates and a member of SAWJ and PLS of South Jersey.  Along with the monetary donation, SAWJ members send their condolences.

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson handed out his report to the membership.  The Board of Directors met on September 25, 2018.  Copies of that report will be made available upon request.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

NJSPLS has made a donation in the amount of $5000 to aid surveyors affected by the recent storms.  SAWJ made a motion to make a similar donation in the amount of $250.00.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice-vote.  The chapter will notify Joe Dolan, Mark Husik and Rona Goldberg about the donation.

Award nominations for NJSPLS must be in by October 31, 2018.

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 Thursday October 11th

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly dinner meeting 7PM this Thursday October 11, 2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. SAWJ welcomes Kevin Zelinsky and Chip Adamson from Remington & Vernick Engineers as our guest speaker for this meeting. 

The topics for the discussion will discuss:

“Interoperability between GIS and CAD with ArcGIS Enterprise Hosting Services for the Prudent Surveyor”
• Define elements and concepts of GIS
• Demonstrate interoperability between GIS and CAD systems
• Demonstrate implementations of GIS in land surveying projects
• Demonstrate examples of GIS utilizing ArcGIS Enterprise Hosting Services
• Metadata

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting 9-14-18

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

September 14, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront 876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Treasurer Rick 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 speakers tonight were Althanasios Georgiadis (Thanasi) and Perry Stavridis civil engineers with WSP USA Inc. (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff).  The topic tonight was the survey and design of ADA compliant handicap ramps.

The gentlemen began with introducing the membership to the design requirements for ramps under the American with Disabilities Act.  There are many requirements for design on ramps that are used for pedestrian walkways at street intersections. Most ramps today are not ADA compliant, which is why many state and local governments are replacing these intersection ramp.

Discussions were held regarding different aspects of the ramps, including the Detectable Warning System, which is placed at the intersections per the ADA requirements to act as a “stop sign” for the impaired.

Mr. Georgiadis and Mr. Stavridis focused their discussion of design to how it relates to the surveying profession.  There were many questions asked by the membership of what engineers expect from the surveyors who provide the data on existing conditions in order to have a compliant design.  Most of the membership agreed that data points must be above and beyond what may by minimally requested in order to create a design that not only is ADA compliant but does not negatively impact storm water runoff.  Members of SAWJ asked that when engineers prepare a scope of services bid request for these jobs that they allow for the surveyor to provide all necessary work.

Questions were asked throughout the presentation.

The presentation concluded at 9:50 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes for the August meeting.

TREASURER REPORT

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

Checking           $XXXXXX

Savings             $XXXXXX

Duck                 $XXXXXX

Scholarship       $XXXXXX

TOTAL            $XXXXXXX

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson informed the membership that he would have a director’s report following the next business meeting for NJSPLS.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

CLOSING

 At 9:55 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary