After the discussion with the Department of Regulation and Licensing about how interpretations of A-E 7 vary, the Surveyors Section at their last meeting decided to add revising AE7 to their next meeting schedule July 20th, 2011. Attached is one persons first run through on possible revisions to AE7. No group or entity has agreed on these changes, they are only starting points for discussion.
Please take the time to download and review the attached file and comment to any member of the SRG, Board of Directors or myself on what you like or dislike. Again, this is not something being proposed, only a document to get discussions started. This is your time to discuss A-E 7 at your local level and get information back to the state level so we can come to a consensus on what needs revision. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Lisa Van Horn
Chairperson Standards Review Group
Next meeting will be April 14 at the Trysting Place Pub Menomee Falls at 5:30 Social Hour, 6:30 Dinner, 7:30 Presentation, 8:30 Business. We will be discussing AE-7 changes.
The DOT Committee will be meeting April 14 from 9-noon at the WisDOT Wisconsin Rapids office. We are still working up a final agenda. The current plan is to work on continuing education efforts, TPP requirements, Working with WisDOT on consideration of implementing a CST program, R/W monumentation, r/w conveyances. May 12 is the annual WisDOT Plat Users Group (PUG) meeting which Sean Walsh will attend on behalf of WSLS.
The Strategic Planning Committee has nothing new to report. We have yet to meet in 2011 but do plan to meet sometime this year to review our current plan and prioritize any new action plans. If you have any input or would like to participate on this committee - please let me know.
The Blue Line Technology issue has appeared to resolve itself as there are no found references to the "mortgage survey" on the Shorewest Realty website. Perhaps they heeded our words?
No complaints have been received by this committee since the Institute in February.
Thank you and enjoy the wonderful weather!
On March 9th I was invited to speak at the Madison Chapter. So far I've been in contact with the Northwest, Southeast, Milwaukee and Madison Chapters. The items that the Chapters have expressed interest in are: The Lakebed Issue, Meandered River's, Floodplain Issues and we discussed how the WSLS Water Issues website can be used as a good resource for Water Issues pertaining to land Surveying. I've e-mailed my committee members and will set-up a meeting for the middle of April.
The committee is working hard to find ways to rekindle interest in the program. We are currently working directly with NSPS to develop a newsletter for the CST’s. This newsletter would be sent electronically to all the active CST’s.
Rick VanGoethem from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College proctored an online exam for 14 of his students on March 9th. We are hoping that the other Technical Colleges will take part in the program this year as well.
The committee is researching ways to get the Wisconsin Department of Transportation involved in the program. One possibility is to require a CST on site for all machine control projects.
As always, we continue to encourage all members to promote the program and employers to adopt the program within their own organizations.