APRIL 12TH NJSPLS MEETING REPORT TO SAWJ
|TO :||SAWJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|FROM :||ADAM DIGIUSEPPE|
|SUBJECT :||APRIL 12TH NJSPLS MEETING REPORT TO SAWJ|
Several officers and committees had nothing to report, they are not listed.
- The society is solvent.
- Budget is attached.
- Several Items listed in attached report made by Joe Dolan.
- NSPS wants NJSPLS to participate in young surveyors week.
- There is a contest to see which state can get the most boy scouts mentored for their Land Surveying merit badge.
- New Ad-Hoc Committee created to investigate and prepare for the next BSA Jamboree
- The society is looking to re-remove the portion Taft-Hardy law that classified all individuals working in the field on crews as a laborers for prevailing wage purposes.
- NSPS Government Affairs Update prepared by Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC, attached.
Conference Committee Report
- No positive Covid test as convention – No reports of positive tests after convention.
- They are exploring the possibility of signing a longer term contract with Harrah’s at the 2021 prices.
- Public relations:
- Plaque dedication for center of population went well. Several local dignitaries and Dave Doyle were in attendance.
- NJSPLS golf outing is coming up in September
- League of municipalities is coming up in November – they are discussing getting a booth.
GIS/LIS Committee Report
· There is a new Utility Task force with the goal of standardizing the utility symbology within municipal GIS systems in the state.
Education Committee Report
· CST had 30 applicants at the convention this year, 3 for level 3, the rest split just about evenly between levels 1 & 2 and field and office.
· About half of individuals passed outright, 6 are were close and are still in manual review.
· Rowan at GCC has 19 students, there are 5 students at Rowan campus proper. Only 3 new students for the fall semester so far
o Not enough students to offer the boundary law class this fall; they need a minimum of 6 new students to run that class.
Legislative Committee Report
- There is an effort in the works to try and get surveyors on the list of entities for 811, no longer calls for “excavating”
Apprentice Committee Report
- They are still concerned at the lack of adherence to the documentation and filing requirements.
- Only 5-6 company out of 25 companies listed in the program have apprentices
- Only 1 company is adhering to the documentation and filing requirements.
- If there were to be an audit, this could be an issue.
- Three 2000 dollar scholarships were awarded:
- Megan Suter of NJIT
- Jeff Vaccarella of University of Maine
- David Madden of Rowan
- There will be a ceremony at the next in person meeting in Toms River on June