Thursday, March 2, 2017

SENLSA Spring Seminar 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2017

SPRING SEMINAR

March 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mahoney State Park, Peter Kiewit Lodge


SUBJECT

1. NEW ELEVATION CERTIFICATES
      What we can learn from the common slips often found when completing the form.

2. BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS

      Determining BFE using the profile for AE zones, FBE for AO and AH zones.
      Requesting and using BFE determinations for A zones performed by the state.

3. FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMITS
      Structures needing floodplain development permits.

SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session 1 Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session 1 Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session 2 Begins
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session 2 Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Chuck Chase, Floodplain Outreach Coordinator, DNR

Chuck Chase is the Floodplain Outreach Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. Chuck schedules training and outreach programs and helps local communities through information sharing visits such as CAVs and CACs.


Chuck is a retired Coast Guard Chief and formerly an Exercise Training Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. He is on the board for the Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Manager's Association.

Chuck has a BS in Education, a MS in Quality Systems Management and is a Certified Floodplain Manager. Chuck's favorite part of his job is meeting with floodplain administrators and getting to know them and their communities.

SENLSA OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: Virlyn Bolte LS631 - 2017


PRESIDENT‐ELECT:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2017

PAST PRESIDENT:

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2017

SECRETARY/TREASURER:

Mike Smith LS565 - 2017-2018

BOARD MEMBERS:

William Knight LS566 - 2017-2018
Marc Raphael LS695 - 2017-2018
Andy Broeker LS641 - 2016-2017
Mike Caniglia LS644 - 2016-2017

PSAN REPRESENTATIVE:

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016

SENLSA Winter Seminar 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2016


WINTER SEMINAR

December 10, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Concordia University, Fallbrook, Lincoln, NE


SUBJECT

LOW DISTORTION PROJECTIONS IN NEBRASKA


1. LDP CONCEPT & DESIGN \ PLSS DATABASE DESIGN
      Brent Jorgensen, Steve Cobb

2. LDP USES IN FIELD AND OFFICE WORKFLOW

      Mike McNaney

3. NebraskaMAP AND THE PLSS DATABASE

      Jeff Timm


SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session 1 Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session 1 Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session 2 Begins
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session 2 Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business - SENLSA Bylaws Review/Approval
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Steve Cobb, RLS Nebraska State Surveyor


Steve has over 37 years of experience as a Land Surveyor in both the public and private sectors. Registered to practice in Nebraska in 1982, Steve came to the Nebraska State Surveyor’s Office in 1987, was appointed as Deputy State Surveyor in 1989, and the State Surveyor in 2005.



Bren
t Jorgensen, RLS Jorgensen Surveying


Brent graduated with an AAS in Surveying and Mapping from Denver Institute of Technology in 1990 and worked in the Denver area until 1999. He relocated to Southeast Nebraska and worked for three firms before becoming licensed in Nebraska and Kansas. Brent owns and operates Jorgensen Surveying from 2004 to present. He is also licensed in Missouri.



Mike McNaney, RLS Survey Coordinator


Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District Mike has 30 years of experience which have included work in Pennsylvania and in Nebraska at E&A before landing at the NRD. Mike became a licensed Land Surveyor in Nebraska in 2002.



Jeff Timm

IT Applications Developer/GIS Analyst
State of Nebraska OCIO


Jeff is the GIS Server Manager for the State of Nebraska responsible for promoting the collaboration of GIS in the State. He assists the State GIS Coordinator to organize and maintain geospatial data and web mapping projects that support the State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enterprise system.



SENLSA OFFICERS


PRESIDENT: Steve Cobb LS 412 - 2016


PRESIDENT‐ELECT:

Virlyn Bolte LS 631 - 2016

PAST PRESIDENT:

Denny Whitfield LS 449 - 2016

SECRETARY/TREASURER:

Mike Smith LS 565 - 2015-2016

BOARD MEMBERS:

William Knight LS566  2015-2016
Kelly Stevens LS690  2015-2016
Andy Broeker LS641  2016-2017
Mike Caniglia LS644  2016-2017

PSAN REPRESENTATIVE:

Steve Cobb LS 412 (2016)


Monday, December 1, 2014


S.E.N.L.S.A. WINTER SEMINAR

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
College of Graduate Studies
Concordia University - CGS
570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 203
Lincoln, NE 68521

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

“FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT”

Agenda
-          Intro to Floodplain Management, the NFIP, and Elevation Certificates for Compliance
-          Flood Data Resources
-          Flood Insurance Reform
-          BW-12 and HFIAA
-          Working with Map Changes

John P. Callen, P.E., CFM
State NFIP Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources – Floodplain Section

John has been with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) since 2012.  Since joining the department, John has worked with various floodplain management and floodplain mapping programs and projects and has a wide range of experience in floodplain management.   John recently took over the duties of State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator for Nebraska. 

Prior to joining NDNR, John worked as the local floodplain manager for the City of Lincoln before transitioning into project management and floodplain mapping work for the Watershed Management Division of Public Works and Utilities.  John then did consulting work for several years, focusing on water resources projects including floodplain management and flood risk reduction activities.

John received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a major in Biological Systems Engineering and an emphasis in water and environment.  John is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska and a Certified Floodplain Manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

SHANDI TELTSCHIK, P.E., CFM                                                                                                         
Natural Hazards Program Specialist
Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch – Mitigation Division
FEMA Region VII

Shandi Teltschik has been with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 2006, primarily working with flood hazard mapping and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Currently, Shandi serves as a the FEMA Region VII NFIP specialist for the state of Nebraska and works full time from the Omaha area. Prior to moving to FEMA Region 7, Shandi served as the Branch Chief of the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch in FEMA Region 8 in Denver. 

Before joining FEMA, Shandi served as the North Dakota Flood Map Modernization Program Coordinator, as well as a Water Resource Engineer, for the North Dakota State Water Commission. 

Shandi received a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University with a major in Agricultural Engineering, emphasis in water resources.  She also completed her graduate studies at Texas A&M earning a Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  As a result of her graduate project work, she was named a co-inventor for a U.S. patent for design of “A System and Method to Dissolve Gases Into Liquids.”  Shandi is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Dakota and a Certified Floodplain Manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

 

Monday, September 29, 2014


S.E.N.L.S.A. FALL SEMINAR
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Embassy Suites
Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, Nebraska
8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

“PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE”
Speaker Biography
Ralph Lassiter
Touchstone Strategic Consultants, LLC
2409 N, 161st Street
Omaha, NE 68116
402-350-4800

Since 2012, Ralph Lassiter has served as president and managing principal of TouchStone Strategic Consultants LLC, a talent management and organizational development consultancy providing a full range of leadership development, strategic planning, change management, project management and succession planning services.

A visionary, trusted adviser to senior and executive leaders and nationally recognized facilitator, Lassiter has designed and delivered a variety of leadership programs to a range of clients in the private and public sectors across the United States. He has led strategic planning efforts for non-profits, public utilities, corporations and faith-based organizations in several states including Iowa, California, Nebraska, Washington, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

His unique and insightful approach to managing group dynamics allows him to skillfully facilitate complex scenarios including design-build projects, public-private coalitions, and contentious groups.

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

S.E.N.L.S.A. SUMMER SEMINAR
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Mahoney State Park
Main Lodge
28500 W. Park Hwy
Ashland, Nebraska

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
                              
Speaker Biography

Ron is the Acting CFedS Program Chairperson responsible for the day to day administration of the Program.   After graduating from Oregon Technical Institute in 1973 he began his career with BLM’s Western Field Office moving to the Oregon State Office in 1983, the Alaska State Office in 2003, BLM’s National Training Center in 2005 and completing his career back in the Oregon State Office where he retired in 2011.  He served as the original CFedS Program Manager, working with Dennis Mouland on the development and design of the CFedS training material, and with the CFedS Certification Panel developing the administrative guidelines for the program. Ron has instructed several subjects in BLM’s Advanced Cadastral Survey and Foundation for Land Tenure courses, and is a frequent speaker at local, state and national survey conferences.
37 IBLA 135

The course will provide an in depth review of an Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) decision. IBLA is an appellate review body that exercises the delegated authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue final decisions for the Department of the Interior including Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cadastral surveys.  There will be a breakout session to discuss the most difficult issues, a careful examination of BLM’s actions and final opinion, and finally a discussion of IBLA’s decision. The position of the ¼ section corner of section 5 and 8 and the ¼ section corner of section 8 and 17 as determined in the 1972 BLM dependent resurvey was challenged by Mr. and Mrs. Tussio, owners of the east half of section 8. The challenge was based on calls to a road and lava bed contained in the original field notes. BLM could not reconcile the topographic calls with the location of the recovered original corners at the NE and SE corners of section 8 and chose to reestablish the corners by single proportionate measurement. This method placed the ¼ section corner of section 5 and 8 east of the present location of the road whereas the original survey established it west of the road.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

S.E.N.L.S.A. WINTER SEMINAR
Saturday, December 14, 2013
College of Graduate Studies
Concordia University - CGS
570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 203
Lincoln, NE 68521

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Jerry Penry RLS 504
Lancaster County Engineering Department 

Jerry Penry is a licensed land surveyor in Nebraska and South Dakota who began his surveying career in 1984.  Originally from Atkinson, Jerry attended Southeast Community College in Milford and has remained in southeast Nebraska.  After employment for twelve years with various private surveying companies in Lincoln, Jerry has worked in the surveying department of Lancaster County Engineering since 1997.  He has nearly thirty articles published in professional magazines and has authored several books on topics including surveying, railroads, and World War II.  Jerry currently lives in Milford with his wife, Jenny. 

 
“The Alt Resurveys of Grant & Hooker Counties
 
Less than ten years after the completion of the surveys by the General Land Office in Nebraska, it became increasingly evident that widespread fraud had taken place by several U. S. Deputy Surveyors, particularly in the Sandhills region.  In many instances, the monuments had not been placed, topographic features were erroneous, and land locators had established homesteads away from where legal descriptions should have placed them.  Homesteaders appealed to Congress who had never dealt with such a widespread and unusual situation.  Finally, in 1894, funds were appropriated to completely resurvey 44 townships in Grant and Hooker counties.  The resurveys were mostly done by Willard W. Alt of Wahoo, Nebraska, who not only had to reestablish the section lines, but also had to maintain the bona fide rights of the land owners.  New parcels had to be created to define the locations of the homesteads where  the improvements already existed on the ground.  This topic describes the fraud that existed, the surveyors involved, and the methods used by Alt to perform the resurveys.

 
Robert Harvey’s “Instructions to County Surveyors” 100 Years Later”  
 
In 1914, Nebraska State Surveyor Robert Harvey published a book titled “Circular of Instructions to the County Surveyors of Nebraska”.  This book was an expanded version of a similar book published by Harvey in 1903 that described many aspects of surveying that had never previously been discussed in any textbook.  Harvey’s vast knowledge of determining the locations of lost and obliterated government corners as well as describing the “Short Cut Method” proved invaluable to Nebraska’s county surveyors who were searching for guidance.  The book quickly became known outside of Nebraska and was one of the most sought after publications by surveyors, landowners, lawyers, judges, and universities.  Even the General Land Office sought Harvey’s book to aid in the writing of their own future publications.  One hundred years has now passed since the issue of the instructions.  This topic will review Harvey’s publication and discuss the relevance of still finding the original government corners despite a century of advances in technology.

 

Monday, October 14, 2013


S.E.N.L.S.A. FALL SEMINAR
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Embassy Suites
Conference Center
Omaha - La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Avoiding Boundary Problems
Clients, including attorneys, architects and engineers, rely on surveyors to provide quality and accurate boundary information.  In the process of conducting a survey, surveyors often unearth important issues related to the boundary that can help clients avoid inadvertent problems.  But do they present that information in a form that is meaningful?  Do they even present the information at all?  Surveyors need to provide complete and readily understood information about what they do, why they do it, and what it all means to the client, whether that is on a Land Title Survey or simply a boundary survey.  To do that, they need to be able to identify what is important to the client - and why - and then they need to find a way to communicate that information so the client can use the survey for its intended purpose and to its best benefit.  In this program we will explore these issues and more in an effort to raise awareness of the disconnections that can occur between surveyor and client, and how surveyors can be true consultants to their clients.

Gary R. Kent
The Schneider Corporation
8901 Otis Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-826-7134
gkent@schneidercorp.com

Gary Kent is in his 30th year with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ankeny, Iowa.  He is chair of the NSPS committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards and is liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association. Gary is often called as an expert witness and he regularly presents programs across the country on a variety of topics including boundaries, survey standards and easements. He is a past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems as an adjunct instructor for Purdue University in Indianapolis and West Lafayette from 1999 to 2006, and received Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Associate Faculty awards for his work there.  Gary has served on Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors for 10 years.  He writes regular columns for The American Surveyor magazine and for NSPS News and Views.