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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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Membership

Introduction

The CLSA Central Valley Chapter is supported by the volunteer efforts of its members. Membership in the chapter by all in the California Central Valley with an interest in land surveying is strongly encouraged. As the membership in the chapter grows, and as members become more active, the Chapter is able to more effectively accomplish its goals.

Why become a member?

There are many benefits that come from membership in the chapter. A few of these member benefits are listed below:

  • Access education provided at chapter meetings by guest speakers and chapter members.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes that impact the land surveying profession. This includes changes to local laws and regulations.
  • Engage in healthy debate about local land surveying standards and professional ethics.
  • Build good working relationships with land surveyors working at local companies and local government agencies.
  • Work with other local land surveyors to promote the profession and improve working conditions for surveyors.

Chapter Waives Dues for Unemployed Members

At the October 2011 meeting the Central Valley Chapter voted to waive 2012 chapter dues for any members (or new members) who have become victims of the current economic downturn and are unemployed. Please fill out the Membership Application, enter "Unemployed" on Line 7 for the Name of Firm, Agency or College, submit your application, and your 2012 Dues are waived.

What are the requirements for membership?

Members do not have to be licensed surveyors. Everyone that works in the land surveying profession or related professions are encouraged to become members. This includes individuals working in title, real estate, construction, GIS, cartography and other related fields.

Members are strongly encouraged to volunteer for additional responsibilities within the chapter. This includes serving as a chapter officer, a chapter director, working on one of the chapter committees, or presenting a short workshop/seminar at a chapter meeting.

Membership Committee

Keith Spencer, Chairman
Rich Brown

Email the Membership Committee



To join the Central Valley Chapter:

http://www.californiacentralvalleysurveyors.org.org/join.shtml



To join the California Land Surveyors Association:

http://www.californiasurveyors.org/joinclsa.asp

Chapter News:


AB 1303

Subdivision Map Act: map expiration dates.

The Author's office has indicated that this will provide a 24 month extension to maps within the counties of Fresno, Imperial, Kings, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, and Tulare.


From BPELSG

Notice of Department Designation Forms


Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2015

California Surveyor: "Summer 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2015

BPELSG Proposed Changes to Corner Reords


New in the Library:

Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
(includes Maps and Parcel Maps, ROS estimated for September, then Corner Records & .....)
Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Mercd and San Joaquin Counties
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records


Adopt-A-Road

Next Clean-up: October 3, 2015


From Gary Hall @ Smart Vents, a follow-up Guide:

Non-Engineered Opening Guide.pdf


Upcoming Workshops

Topic: Railroads 101
  • Speaker: Charlie Tucker
  • August 7 - Santa Rosa, CA
Registration and program information


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014