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SAWJ Meeting Thursday Oct.12th – “A Discussion of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday October 12th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Tara Vargo, Esq. and our topic will be “A Discussion of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys”

Bullet points :

  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey standards
  • A review of Table A items
  • Certifications –standard text, notes, and what parties are included?
  • “List of Encroachments”
  • “Old” versus “New” legal descriptions
  • Zoning status
  • Flood Zone plotting
  • Deed research issues

handouts will be provided.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Meeting September 14. Ed Pagan — The Surveyor and the Law

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday September 14th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Ed Pagan esq. — “The Surveyor and the Law”

Ed has presented to our chapter on several occasions as well as presentations for NJSPLS. He is a dynamic speaker that provides knowledge and insight to the many legal aspects with regards to the surveying profession.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions. It will be an event that will be enjoyable and you will walk away a little smarter than when you came.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Meeting Thursday August 10, 2017 * Brent Jones of Esri *

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday August 10th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Brent Jones of Esri.

 

Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities. He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems. Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide utilizing GIS technology. Esri technology is used worldwide for all components of land administration systems including cadastre, addressing, registration, taxation/valuation, planning and development.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Meeting Thursday July 13th

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday July 13th. Our guest speaker for this event will be our SAWJ member Lou Marchuk who will discuss Grid to Ground, Scale Factors and easy formulas for the field.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Meeting Minutes 6/8/17

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

June 8, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

SPEAKER

The speaker tonight is Frank Lenik, P.L.S. of Leica Geosystems, Inc. Mr. Lenik’s topic was the New Jersey Statutes on the calibration of EDM’s and how to use the New Jersey calibration baselines.  His topic also included the surveyor’s responsibility to calibrate the EDM and how to use the forms provided through NJSPLS to record the data necessary for calibration.  Discussion was held regarding the legal reasons for calibration instruments and how the surveyor’s failure to do so could result in the work conducted be invalidated.

After the conclusion of Mr. Lenik’s presentation, Fred Czepiga, formerly of N.J. Geodetic Survey, gave a presentation on the history of the New Jersey Calibration Baselines, how they were established, and how geodetic surveyors would approach setting new calibration baselines.

The floor was opened to questions for Mr. Lenik and Mr. Czepiga

The presentations were concluded at 9:25pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

There were no minutes recorded from the May meeting.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio, was unable to attend, therefore no Treasure’s report was presented.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend, therefore no Director’s report was presented.

OLD BUSINESS

The NJSPLS Awards banquet was held.  SAWJ was present with a sponsored table.

NEW BUSINESS

–The July Meeting of SAWJ will include a presentation regarding the difference between Grid coordinates and Ground coordinates.

–The August Meeting of SAWJ will include a presentation about GIS and ESRI.

–SAWJ has obtained approval from the State Board for continuing education credits for the following seminars:

“Tidelands and the Surveyor” by Lou Marchuk.  January, 2017 – 2 credits approved.

“Surveying next to PSE&G Property and PSE&G record access procedures and safety” by Michael Poploski.  April, 2017 – 2 credits approved.

–Lou Marchuk suggests re-evaluating the amount of money awarded by SAWJ for scholarship due to the rising cost of education at NJIT and other institutions.

CLOSING

At 9:30 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

NJ Geodetic Survey Data May 2017

NJDOT Geodetic Survey released an arcgis data base listing of all NJ and NGS monumentation which can be accessed utilizing the link below. Courtesy of Ron Kuzma PLS.

http://njdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6a77eac193f540b68e9877783d73d6bc

Legend
New Jersey State Geodetic Control Monuments RED NGVD29 NAD83
National Geodetic Survey’s Integrated Database Purple NGS Control

Layer List
New Jersey State Geodetic Control Monuments RED NGVD29 NAD83
National Geodetic Survey’s Integrated Database Purple NGS Control

Surveying Next to PSE&G Property – Thursday April 13th

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday April 13th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Michael Popoloski, PLS of PSE&G. Mr. Popoloski  will be discussing “Surveying next to PSE&G property, PSE&G record access procedures and safety.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions such as Easement vs ROW ; location of monuments, how easement widths are determined, where is the info held or filed, contact numbers, trespass issues, safety issues, is a permit required, etc.

Can’t make this meeting. Send us your questions and we’ll try to get the answers you need.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35