SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY
October 12, 2017
MINUTES OF MEETING
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:59 pm. Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions. At 7:10 pm the floor was handed over to tonight’s speaker
The speaker tonight was Tara Vargo, Esq. The topic for the evening was ALTA Land Title Surveys.
Mrs. Vargo discussed the minimum ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards and the optional Table A requirements. Many issues were raised by the membership regarding the surveys including how the certifications should be written and why ALTA/NSPS expressly directs their certification to remain unchanged. Other items such as the responsibility of title companies to acquire the deeds for the property in questions and the adjoining properties was discussed.
Mrs. Vargo presented a number of different options for supplying the client with a product that meets their needs. This includes a list of possible boundary line encroachments. Mrs. Vargo also warned that surveyors make no legal case as to the location of boundary lines.
Questions were asked throughout the evening. The presentation concluded at 9:00 pm.
Director Charles Adamson presented his report via hard copy to the membership. A full copy of the report can be provided upon request.
Treasurer, Richard Sapio was unable to attend. There was no treasurers report tonight.
SAWJ was given 2 credits for continuing education for the GIS/CAD presentation from May of 2017.
Lou Marchuck made a suggestion that the membership share with the group some difficult survey projects they have encountered as a way to encourage shared communication among the group. He also asked that SAWJ make an effort to provide programs that are geared towards Survey Technicians.
At 8:42 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.
Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary