• 17 May 2017 9:24 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The results of the May 2017 Primary Election are listed below as reported by PoliticsPA.


    Ceisler, Clark Win Dem Commonwealth Court Primary, Knock Off Endorsed Candidate: Judge Ellen Ceisler and Irene Clark won the Democratic Commonwealth Court primary, knocking off endorsed candidate Todd Eagen.


    Pawlowski Wins Allentown Mayoral Primary: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski won the Mayoral primary with a strong plurality, fending off six challengers. He will face-off against Republican Nat Hyman in the general election.


    PA GOP Goes 3 for 4 in Superior Court Primary, Murray Beats Patrick: Judge Mary Murray, who did not seek the PA GOP endorsement will join Judges Emil Giordano, Wade Kagarise, and Craig Stedman on the ballot in the general election.


    Endorsed Dems Win Superior Court Primary: Judges Deborah Kunselman, Maria McLaughlin, Geoffrey Moulton, and Carolyn Nichols won the Democratic Superior Court primary.


    Papenfuse Wins Harrisburg Mayoral Primary: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse won the Democratic Mayoral primary.


    Rhynhart Wins Philadelphia City Controller Primary: Democratic challenger, Rebecca Rhynhart defeats incumbent Alan Butkovitz for the Democratic nomination for City Controller.


    Schember Wins Erie Mayoral Race: Former Erie City Councilman Joe Schember won the Democratic primary for the Erie Mayoral race with a plurality of the votes.


    Kranser Wins Philadelphia District Attorney Democratic Primary: Larry Krasner won a clear plurality of votes in a seven person race to replace current District Attorney, Seth Williams for the Democratic nomination.


    Peduto Wins Pittsburgh Mayoral Primary: Current Mayor Bill Peduto won with a majority of votes in a three way primary for the Democratic nomination.


  • 05 May 2017 9:55 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    General Chapter Meeting

    Date:  Tuesday May 23, 2017


    Presented by Dave McIntire

    of Axis Geospatial 

    Sponsored by:               Axis Geospatial                                     


    Time:                           6:30 p.m.         Meet & Greet

                                        7:00 p.m.         Dinner

                                        8:00 p.m.         Business meeting followed by our guest speaker

    Place:                          Country Squire Diner Restaurant & Bakery

                                        2560 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008


    Menu:                          You may order from the menu

                                        Cost:  depends on what you order! $20.00 +/- Includes Drinks and tip

    Note:                           The meeting room is a BYOB facility, for those that are interested.

    Reservations:              NO LATER THAN Monday May 22, 2017

    Please Contact:           Richard Shewman (preferred)

                                        (610) 223-1315  

  • 01 May 2017 4:23 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    PA 1 Call’s South Central Safety Day is almost here again!   

  • 20 Mar 2017 9:13 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Donald J. Boucher, PLS of Willow Grove, PA passed away March 15 at the age of 85.  Donald was a 20 year member of the Society in the Delaware Valley Chapter

    Donald was a registered professional land surveyor for more than 62 years, and was employed as the chief land surveyor for Philadelphia Suburban Water Company for more than 30 years.

    Donald was a Korean War veteran in the U.S. Navy Air Corps.


  • 27 Feb 2017 2:37 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), through a series of both internal debates and external discussions with the Canadian Geodetic Survey, has finalized certain key decisions in the replacement of the three NAD 83 reference frames, and in the replacement of the various vertical datums of the NSRS. These decisions cover both the science and nomenclature of the changes coming in 2022.

    Click here for more information.

  • 06 Jan 2017 11:37 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    DEP Offers Funding for Stormwater Management Projects 

    Program to promote best management practices

    Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering grants up to $200,000 to local entities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for stormwater management projects that implement best management practices (BMP) to reduce the amount of nutrients and sediment pollution in local waterways. 

    The program is available to counties, cities, boroughs, townships, incorporated towns and municipal authorities. Stormwater projects must be located in Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming and York counties. 

    “The department continues to work toward one of the top goals of this administration: improving local water quality and ultimately cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This grant program achieves that by offering financial assistance to local governments that share in that goal and they are encouraged to apply as we work together in this important environmental initiative.”

    Some examples of eligible projects include: raingardens, bio-swales, urban nutrient management/tree planting, vegetated open channels/roofs and wet ponds and wetland preservation. The projects can be located on public or private property.

    Applicants can be eligible for grants of up to $200,000, and no local matching funds are required. Funding for the projects is competitive and the department will apply a scoring system when awarding the grant money. The application must include a description of the project and timetable for the work. Grant applications are due by March 3, 2017. 

    Please visit for application instructions and eligibility. Other parties that wish to obtain funding for a stormwater project are encouraged to approach the eligible local entity where the project would be located and offer to assist with the project application and management.

    The grant program is federally funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the department.

    Grant monies will be awarded on September 1, 2017. 


  • 30 Nov 2016 10:38 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and the American Association for Geodetic Surveying has sign Articles of Affiliation, joining together with mutual understanding and purpose.

    Click here to see the Affiliation Agreement

  • 28 Nov 2016 1:08 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    Andrew "Andy" S. Temmel, 65, of Saylorsburg, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 in his home. Andrew was a member of The Lehigh Valley chapter of PSLS since 1985.  

    Click here for the complete obituary.

  • 28 Nov 2016 8:33 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    New Interactive Map Makes Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit Process Easier for Local Governments 

    Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a new geospatial information system (GIS) mapping website to help local governments and other entities pursuing permits for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to obtain information for their permit applications more easily.

    Municipalities in an urbanized area (as determined by the latest Decennial Census by the U.S. Census Bureau) must obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit coverage or a waiver for stormwater discharges from their MS4. 

    Small MS4s are required to develop and implement DEP-specified pollution reduction plans for most discharges to streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds that have been identified as impaired by the DEP Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.

    The new MS4 requirements GIS website gives municipalities with regulated small MS4s an interactive, georeferenced map that visually integrates urbanized areas, waterways flowing through and near those areas, and pollutant reduction responsibilities that municipalities may need to address for waterways that are impaired and receive stormwater discharges from their MS4s.

    The new MS4 GIS website is a great supplement to the MS4 Requirements Table of the specific requirements for the MS4 application.

    To view the image that accompanies this press release, click here.

  • 02 Nov 2016 11:08 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    David was a Professional Land Surveyor since 1977. He was a member of PSLS from 1980 to 2000, (David renewed his membership this past summer), during which time he was an active board member of the Southwest Chapter. He served as Chapter President in the late 1990s. 

    Click here for the complete obituary and an opportunity to offer your condolences to his family.

    PSLS offers our sincere condolences.

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