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  • 31 Jul 2014 7:45 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In this issue of NSPS News & Views:

    FEMA says flood insurance program is unsustainable

    NSPS offers new member benefits

  • 30 Jul 2014 3:22 PM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    Login to the Members Only section to read the July legislative report prepared by Wanner Associates.

    Inside:

    • Governor's Office Announces Regulatory Agenda
    • Mechanic's Lien
    • Storm Water Management
    • Eminent Domain Fees
    • Highway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget
    • Evaluation of Competitive Sealed Proposals
  • 25 Jul 2014 8:13 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    On June 13, 2014, the PSLS Board of Directors approved the Statement on Mapping and Positioning Services drafted by the Geospatial Committee.  An excerpt from the statement begins,

    "The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors position is that activities referred to, but not limited to, as mapping, field inventory, or asset management performed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without the direct supervision of an individual licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor or Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth are in violation of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law..." 

    Click this link for the complete document:

    Statement on Mapping and Positioning Services


  • 24 Jul 2014 8:26 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    "Rendezvous ’14 will be held in the 300 year-old port city of Mobile, Alabama, a city rich in history. Mobile has flown the flags of six countries: France, Spain, England, the United States, the Confederacy, and the short-lived Republic of West Florida. This gracious southern city has the country's oldest Mardi Gras celebration, beautiful waterways, fresh seafood and so much more. Founded in 1702, Mobile offers a unique Southern experience you won't find anywhere else." SHS 

    Complete information on the event and an itinerary is available on the SHS website

  • 23 Jul 2014 12:16 PM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust invites you to save two dates for William Penn's 370th Birthday Celebration
     
    Friday, October 24, 6:00-9:00
    Reception & Lecture:
    William Penn, America's First Real Estate Developer
    The first annual fundraiser for the Meeting House will feature a catered reception followed by a lecture by John Andrew Gallery, former Executive  Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
    Tickets:  $65 per person
     
    Saturday, October 25, 10:00-4:00
    Birthday Party!
    Join us for a tour of the Arch Street Meeting House and grounds, view our exhibits, meet William & Hannah Penn, and take part in other multigenerational programming such as a William Penn themed scavenger hunt.
    Free!
     
    Arch Street Meeting House
    320 Arch Street, Philadelphia

    For more information about the event, volunteering or sponsorship, contact John Gallery, ASMHT Trustee
    jagphila@mac.com or call 215-413-1804
     
    Watch for details coming in early September
    www.archstreetmeetinghouse.org


  • 17 Jul 2014 9:15 AM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    Inside:

    • NSPS announces results of national Trig-Star competition
    • Trig-Star scholarship awarded
    • LightSquared financial backer sues US government
    • NSPS Radio Hour July 21, 2014
    • Key members of Congress call on Labor Secretary to rescind Davis-Bacon order
    • House Appropriations Committee approves NSPS-supported request for USGS funds
    • FLAIR Act slated for House committee action today
    • Registration open for conference on exporting opportunities for surveyors, geospatial professionals
    • Maryland surveyors applaud bill increasing education for licensure
    • FEMA announces TMAC membership


  • 15 Jul 2014 10:19 AM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    Recently there was an article published in the Reading Eagle describing a burglary scam in which the victim was distracted by a person discussing the property and pin points. Click here for the entire article.

    PSLS President Adam Crews recommends that all field crews carry proper personal and employment identification. He also suggested that field personnel have clothing and vehicles clearly bearing the name of their company. Having clear marks of identity may help homeowners feel more secure in dealing with strangers. As Crews pointed out, it is free walking and driving advertising.

  • 11 Jul 2014 4:22 PM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    The June legislative report from PSLS lobbyists at Wanner Associates is now available in the Members Only section. Login to get the latest news!

  • 10 Jul 2014 8:20 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In the July 9 issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • NSPS Young Surveyors Network
    • Railroad Abandonment
    • Federal Highway Program

  • 02 Jul 2014 4:15 PM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    Inside:

    • Digital Coast Act to be introduced in US Senate, lead Republican cosponsor needed
    • Labor Dept. seeks comments on minimum wage proposal for federal contractors
    • Surveyors, geospatial professionals to find overseas business at exporting conference
    • NSPS Executive Director meets with Congressman, "Son of a Surveyor"
    • NSPS PAC meets with House candidate David Rouzer (NC)
    • Partial Redress!
    • What do you think you are worth?
    • Keeping the attention of young professionals
    • NSPS Radio Hour July 7, 2014
    • NGS to restructure Geodetic Advisor Program/creates 2 new positions
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