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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

"Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Executive Board

The Executive Board shall supervise the Chapter's affairs including exercising business and fiscal authority between Chapter meetings, fix the time and place for Chapter meetings, make recommendations to the Chapter, and perform such other duties as specified by the bylaws.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall encourage membership and participation in the Chapter. It shall assist the Treasurer in soliciting and collecting Chapter dues and assessments as described in the bylaws.

Professional Practices Committee

Professional Practices Committee shall encourage a high ethical standard of practice in the land surveying profession, encourage compliance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act and other applicable laws, report to the Chapter or proper authorities any occurrences which may need their attention, and cooperate with other professional organizations in pursuing the above stated purposes.

Government Liaison Committee

Government Liaison committees shall inform members about changes in laws and procedures related to land surveying, influence those changes to benefit the members and the citizenry, and when appropriate express the Chapter's point of view at public meetings.

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall encourage the continuing education of the members, induce members to serve as teachers in educational programs, promote and present educational programs, and assist educational institutions.

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee shall research current surveying and civil engineering practices related to the use of machine control and digital files and prepare standards for digital design file or topographic data deliverables to the contractor for use during construction.

**CLSA 2014 Chapter of the Year**

Chapter News:

Our Newsletter "The Prism" March 2014

Won it's 2nd Newletter of the year Award at 2014 CLSA Conference


California Surveyor: "Spring 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG BULLETIN: November 2013


Railroad - Fee or Easement?

MARVIN M. BRANDT REVOCABLE TRUST et al. v. UNITED STATES


H.R. 3370:
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 signed by President 3/21/14.


New in the Library:

Merced County - County Surveyor opens File Share (adds Corner Records, Monument Ties, unrecorded surveys and more)
Stanislaus County - updated maps
San Joaquin County - added Widdows Field Books


S.M.U.D. Survey Eng. Tech

Closes April 21

O'Dell Engineering

is looking for a Survey Project Manager & an Assistant Surveyor for their Fresno office.
Also a party chief for their Modesto and Pleasanton offices.


CLSA 2013 Chapter Website of the Year