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SAWJ Meeting Minutes May 10, 2018

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

May 10, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING

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

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:01 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 Bruce Blair, P.LS. and P.P. The topic was Forensic Surveying.  Mr. Blair introduced the membership to the field of Forensic Surveying.  He discussed how surveyors can become part of Boundary Line Commissions, and how those commissions can be created.  NJSA 13:40-5 is the statute which describes the Boundary Line Commissions and its uses in the courts.

Per Mr. Blair, the commission would be created to settle boundary disputes, issue reports to be filed with the superior court and offer suggestions to resolution.  The chancery judge in a particular area will appoint the commission.

Mr. Blair’s lecture also included the preparation of forensic surveys as part of court cases.  He gave may examples of how to meet the needs of the client’s and give expert testimony.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 8:55 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

There were no minutes for April, 2018.

TREASURER REPORT

The total money in the SAWJ account is XXXXXXXX  Detailed report was not available.  A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made and seconded.  Passed by voice vote.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson issued his report by giving handouts to the membership.  NSPS has started a website to attract new people to the profession.  www.beasurveyor.com

A complete list of the Director’s Report items can be obtained upon request.

OLD BUSINESS

David Doyle was the presenter at the March Meeting.  SAWJ thanks Mr. Doyle for his contributions.

NJSPLS has asked each chapter to purchase a table at the upcoming awards banquet on June 2, 2018.  A motion was made to approve the purchase of a table by SAWJ.  The motion was seconded and approved by unanimous vote.  SAWJ plans to open it up to members who wish to go.  They can go for free and sit at the SAWJ table.

NEW BUSINESS

Bill Robins of Robins Surveying has suffered a stroke and is in a rehabilitation center.  His firm is a small firm and they are asking for help to keep going while Bill recovers.  The membership of SAWJ has agreed to send a card and fruit basked.

NJSPLS Newsletter recently featured a new article by Bill Henning.  The membership was encouraged to read Mr. Henning’s article.

The Professional Development Hours fee needs to be renewed to the state board.  A motion was made to pay the fee, seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next speaker for the meeting on June 14 will be Ricardo Pasine with BAE.

CLOSING

 At 9:31 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Minutes — October 9th, 2014

President,
Steve Mervine, called the meeting to order at 7 PM.  Steve thanked all for attending.  There were 17 members and 1 guest
present.  Steve then asked for self
introductions of those attending tonight. 

GUEST
SPEAKER

Steve
introduced our guest speaker, Edward Pagan, Attorney who brought extensive
experience with legal cases involving Surveys and Property Items.  His talk was entitled, “SURVEYORS AND
EASEMENTS.”  He spoke about CASE LAW,
TYPES of EASEMENTS, and several legal cases to illustrate his topic.  He spoke for more than 2 hours and closed by
answering many questions from an interested audience.

President
Steve thanked him for an interesting and educational presentation.

BUSINESS
MEETING

At
9:35PM President Steve announced that we would have a brief Business Meeting.

TREASURER

Richard
Sapio reported the following accounts on October 9, 2014

     Checking      XXXX

     Savings         XXXX

     Duck             XXXX

     Scholarship   XXXX

     TOTAL      
XXXX

MINUTES
OF LAST MEETING

President
Steve reported that minutes from our last meeting at the Battleship New Jersey
on 9-10-14 have been posted on our web-site for examination by all members.  Hearing no additions or corrections he stated
they were approved.

CLOSING

President
Steve announced that the winner of the drawing tonight is Frank Lenik.  Frank elected to donate his winnings to the
Speaker Fund.

President
Steve announced that our next Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 13,
2014 at Carlucci’s Restaurant.

At
10 PM the meeting was adjourned

Allan
Ritchie, Recording Secretary