SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY MINUTES OF MEETING March 9, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY March 9, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Steve Mervine called the meeting to order at 6:58 pm.  Mr. Mervine asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes from the February meeting since the February meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.  A motion was made to approve the January 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 March 9, 2017.

Checking       $XXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXX

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend, but did email his report to Mr. Mervine:

–NJSPLS meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 at the Clarion in Toms River.  See NJSPS website for details

–Checks for dues will be distributed to the chapters for the dues.

–Nominations for yearly NJSPLS awards are ongoing.  Chapters or individuals may make nominations for the awards

OLD BUSINESS

At the January meeting, the membership discussed ways to boost attendance at the monthly meetings.  Discussions on these ideas are ongoing.

NEW BUSINESS

–Revised Elevation Certificates has been made available to download on the SAWJ website.

–NJSPLS early records project is being performed with help from NJSPLS and other chapters.  This program is for the scanning and preserving of early land records from the West Jersey Proprietors and other early accounts.  NJSPLS President-Elect Ambrose Gmeiner was in attendance and informed the membership of the status of the project.  An advisory board will meet every quarter.  Mr. Gmeiner has offered to pass along any comments made by the membership of SAWJ.

–SAWJ member John Gauntt has passed away.  SAWJ would like to dedicate a “final marker” in his honor.  The final marker is a steel monument cap that is available to purchase as a memorial to surveyors and can be positioned and logged using GPS.  The family of Mr. Gauntt and SAWJ will discuss the possibility of this endeavor.

 –Bruce Blair discussed the upcoming Surveyors Week.  The Rolling Hills Chapter of NJSPLS will be identifying and occupying points with GPS in an effort to strengthen the geoid.  He encouraged SAWJ members to do the same.  Surveyor’s week is March 19 through the 25.

–Laramie Potts of NJIT is willing to give a presentation to SAWJ regarding geodesy as long as SAWJ is willing to aid the NJIT surveying students in the annual student competition.  The membership discussed the possibility of lending financial support.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAWJ April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 7pm.

CLOSING

 At 7:29 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.  The meeting was turned over to tonight’s speaker, Dr. Ricardo Passini of BAE.

SPEAKER

Dr. Passini, of BAE, presented on Oblique Photogrammetry and its impact on the surveying industry.

Dr. Passini discussed the challenges and advantages of photogrammetry and the control regulations that photogrammetrists follow.  The discussion also covered the history of data collection through photogrammetry and where the technology is taking the industry in the future.

Dr. Passini opened the floor for questioning.

The presentation concluded at 9:00pm.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

Oblique Photogrammetry Presentation by Dr. Ricardo Passini of BAE

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday March 9th at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35 (no reservation needed)

Our guest speaker for this event will be Dr. Ricardo Passini of BAE  who will have a presentation on “Oblique Photogrammetry”.

All are welcome

Revised Elevation Certificate

March 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20472

MEMORANDUM FOR: Write Your Own (WYO) Principal Coordinators and the
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Direct
FROM: NFIP Clearinghouse

SUBJECT: Revised Elevation Certificate

The newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) can now be accessed at
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/160 .

The following revisions were made to the Elevation Certificate:
• Items A8 and A9 now allow alpha characters.
• If the wrong box is checked in Item B12 (CBRS or OPA), highlight and delete to remove
the selection.
• Section C2a-h and Section E have been adjusted to allow correct rounding for decimal
input.
• A “Clear Photo” button to the right of the caption box will allow deletion of a photo.

The expiration date of this form is November 30, 2018.

http://nfipiservice.com/Stakeholder/pdf/bulletin/w-17007.pdf

SAWJ Meeting Mintutes 1/12/17

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

January 12, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Steve Mervine called the meeting to order at 6:54 pm.  Mr. Mervine began the meeting by asking for a motion to be made to install the following members as officers of SAWJ for the 2017 year:

Steve Mervine – President

Bill Haggerty – Vice President

Rick Sapio – Treasurer

Craig Stratton – Recording Secretary

Charles Adamson – Director

The motion to install officers was made and seconded.  The motion carried by voice vote.

Mr. Mervine asked the membership present to introduce themselves and to present one idea to improve the chapter.  These ideas will not be formalized as motions at this time, but simply serve to get members thinking about the future.

 

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes from the last meeting.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated May 12, 2016.

Checking       $XXXXX

Savings          $XXXXX

Duck              $XXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXX

 

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson prepared the following directors report:

State Board

Professional engineers are pushing for a 5-year degree for college engineering students.

 

Executive Committee

2017/2018 NJSPLS Officers were approved.

 

NSPS Governor

Joe Dolan reported that there was discussion regarding the NSPS foundation

 

NJSPLS Conference

The Conference will be more electronic and were are going to improve the Tech day on Friday

450 people have signed up to date

A mobile app is available through the app store.  Search SurvCon or NJSPSL.  Or go to NJSPLS.org/app

 

Public Relations

NJSPLS has designed new and improved updated booth for various conferences

NJSPLS awards dinner is June 3, 2017

Getting requests for career days at various high schools.

PSE&G has a speaker that wants to go to chapters and update us on PSE&G issues

 

GIS/LIS Committee

NJSPLS has a boundary task force committee at NJGF.  Headed by the GIS/LIS Committee.  They have quarterly meetings in Trenton.  The last meeting of the year was Friday, December 2, 2016.

NJGF Boundary task force committee had a meeting in December and broke up into sub-groups to go over survey/GIS issues.

The GIS/LIS committee is looking to have a meeting in February or March.

 

Legislative

All legislative bills that NJSPLS is tracking are on our website.  The committee has reviewed all the bills and noted our actions for each bill.

Trying to set up a meeting with the NJ Bar Association in the spring.

 

By-Laws

NJSPLS is looking at an early bird special for paying membership dues.

 

NJSPLS Scholarship Foundation:

Charlie Bell is running the raffle again this year.  We have approval from the NJ State Gambling Commission.  Charlie will have the tickets at the conference for sale.

 

NJSPLS 2017/2018 Nominations of Slate of Officers.

Barry Gleissner – Past President

Carl Peters – President

Ambrose Gmeiner – President Elect

John Beattie – Vice President

Stanley Hans – Treasure/Secretary

Jeremy Klapper – Director at Large

OLD BUSINESS

None.

 

NEW BUSINESS

The membership agreed that 2016 was a great year for presenters and we should strive to do the same in 2017.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming events are available to view on the NJSPLS website.

 

CLOSING

 

At 7:32 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.  The meeting was turned over to tonight’s speaker, Lou Marchuk.

 

SPEAKER

Mr. Lou Marchuk of Aurora and Associates presentation was on NJ Tidelands and how it affects the surveyor.

 

The NJ Tidelands website has a page dedicated to “Before you build or buy”, which guides the reader through the laws as they pertain to the rights of the State of NJ in regards to tidelands claim.  This page is a resource for surveyors and other professionals who may be consulting for their clients.  The page goes into details on tidelands grants, licenses and leases.

 

Tidelands conveyance maps are available in hard copies but the lines have been digitized and included in the NJGEOWEB database available through the NJDEP.  This database provided claim lines overlaid over parcels.  Along with the claim lines, the user can also view Notice of Actions and Bulkhead Lines.

 

Mr. Marchuk opened the floor for questioning.  He plans to email to the membership attending his web resources for Tidelands.

 

The presentation concluded at 9:00pm.

 

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday January 12th, 2017 “Tidelands and the Surveyor”

Come join us for dinner/presentation at SAWJ’s first meeting of the year. Our speaker series kicks off 2017 with a presentation by own chapter member  Lou Marchuk entitled  “Tidelands and the Surveyor”.  Lou puts on a great presentation and your sure to come away with some great tips and information on this topic.

Bill Haggerty

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday January 12, 2017 at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35