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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:

Subdivision Map Act Seminar - Modesto

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Mike Durkee is bringing his Subdivision Map Act Seminar
to Modesto on April 22. And will be the featured speaker that night at our chapter meeting.


Adopt-A-Road

Last Clean-up: March 7, 2015


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

Non-Engineered Opening Guide.pdf


Senate Bill 1467 (Chapter 400 - 2014)

Copy of text file


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Our Newsletter "The Prism" March 2015

New California Surveyor: "Winter 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Winter 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


Santa Clara County Surveyor adds

Cadastral Corner Records (with links)

Out of (Santa Clara) County Maps
from the Hermann records - mostly San Joaquin County, so far.


New in the Library:

Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Mercd and San Joaquin Counties
Stanislaus County - Started adding Unfiled Surveys from DF Engineering archives
City of Modesto - Added Block Books (County Surveyors copy)
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Tuolumne County - Updates to Corner Records/ROS/Parcel Maps
  added UR files
Sacramento County - updated record maps/corner records
  added Unrecorded Maps
Tulare County - Added County Surveyor link/record maps



CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014