Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SENSLA Fall 2021 Seminar

Professional Development Series 2021

2021 Fall Seminar Brochure (pdf)

Fall Seminar

October 9, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bennet American Legion
970 Monroe St.
Bennet, NE 68317

Topics

Riparian Rights
Surveyors Responsibilities
Preparing for Depositions

Featuring

David Jarecke - Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP

Ellen Kreifels - Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP

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
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

David Jarecke - Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP

Admissions
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1993
• U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1993
• Nebraska Supreme Court 1993

Education
• Juris Doctorate, 1993
• Creighton Law School, cum laude
• Bachelor of Science, 1987
• University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Arts and Sciences

Related Activities
• General Counsel and Regulatory Counsel for the Nebraska Rural Electric Association.
• General Counsel for Burt County Public Power District, Cedar-Knox Public Power District, Custer Public Power District, Cuming County Public Power District, Elkhorn Public Power District, Norris Public Power District, Southern Public Power District, and Stanton Public Power District.
• Presently provides legal counsel to Natural Resources Districts relative to water management issues, dam construction and rehabilitation projects, condemnation and other broad legal issues.
• Litigation experience before each Judicial District Court within Nebraska.
• Administrative experience and hearings before the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Power Review Board, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Revenue, Department of Agriculture, Department of Roads, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Tax Equalization and Review Commission.
• 2000 to present: Sponsor and Chairman of the annual Nebraska Rural Electric Legal Seminar.
• Frequent lector at agricultural, utility, and water policy conferences.
• Former Chairman of the Nebraska Bar Association for Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section and the Agricultural Law Section.

Ellen Kreifels - Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP

Admissions
• Nebraska, 2014
• U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2014

Education
• Juris Doctorate, 2014
• University of Nebraska – Lincoln
• Master of Science, 2014
• Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
• Bachelor of Arts, 2011
• Environmental Studies, University of Kansas

Prior to graduation, Ellen worked as a law clerk for Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP, during which time she developed an understanding of the firm’s primary practice areas of water law and public power. In addition, she participated in the representation of public and private interests in administrative and judicial proceedings involving natural resource allocation, regulatory enforcement, land use planning, and eminent domain. Ellen continues to represent governmental clients and political subdivisions in the areas of natural resources, public power, and eminent domain.



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SENSLA Summer 2021 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2021

SUMMER SEMINAR

JUNE 19, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Peter Kiewit Lodge - Nebraska Room 28500 West Park Highway Ashland, NE 68003

TOPICS

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) & 2021 ALTA/NSPS Standard

FEATURING

Glenn Zebrowski, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC

Gary Kent, PLS Schneider Geomatics

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
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

Glenn Zebrowski:
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC

Glenn Zebrowski is a 2004 graduate from The University of Toledo with a BS in Construction Engineering. He started his career working for a General Contractor overseeing the building of apartment complexes to nursing homes. He joined GPRS in 2009 as a Southern Florida Regional Manager, working in the field and growing the market. In 2011, he was asked to oversee the Houston, Texas market working in the field and developing southern Texas and southern Louisiana markets. In 2014, Glenn became the Midwest Regional Director, which encompasses IN, IL, WI, MN, ND, SD, MO, IA, NE, and KS. Glenn presents the process of GPR/Locating of underground utilities and structures throughout the US, sharing his knowledge of what to expect when you call for a locate.

Ground Penetrating Radar - Utility Locating 
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. is the nation’s largest company specializing in detecting underground utilities and scanning concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S. market. Glenn will cover a brief history of GPRS, GPR, understanding what to look for when hiring a locating company, SIM Spec, the difference between private and public locating, and the various tools and applications in the locating business.

Gary Kent, PLS:
Schneider Geomatics

Gary Kent is a Professional Surveyor with Schneider Geomatics in Indianapolis. After 37 years, he transitioned to part-time status in 2020. He formed Meridian Land Consulting, LLC to provide training, consulting, and expert witness services. Gary has served on the Indiana Board of registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004. He is a past president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He has also served as Chair of the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee responsible for the ALTA/NSPS Standards since 1995. Gary has presented programs on easements and rights of way, survey standards, boundary law, and other surveying related topics in all 50 states.

The New 2021 ALTA/NSPS Standards 
After two years of work on the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee and many others, the new 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys were adopted. They became effective on February 23, 2021. The committees and nearly 300 surveyors from across the country reviewed fifteen pages of suggestions and comments in developing the 2021 standards. This program will outline the various changes between the 2016 and the 2021 standards and explain their meaning to the surveyor. Several FAQs will also be addressed, and resources relating to the 2021 ALTA/NSPS standards will be provided.

Monday, March 15, 2021

SENLSA 2021 Spring Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2021

SPRING SEMINAR

March 20, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yutan Veterans Country Club
1581 Yutan Road
Yutan, NE 68073

TOPICS

GIS Software/GPS Tools/Uses AutoCAD Surfaces/Uses

FEATURING

Mike DeBoer, M.S. Geography, University of Nebraska at Omaha

3D Practice Lead Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

Joe Sather, LS Surveyor/GIS Technician

JEO Consulting Group Inc.

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
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

Mike DeBoer:
M.S. Geography, University of Nebraska at Omaha
3D Practice Lead Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

Mike has been a GIS professional since 2015 and is currently working as the 3D Practice Lead for Lamp Rynearson Engineering. During his time at Lamp Rynearson, he has focused on creating support for GIS applications to help engineers with preliminary planning, research, and marketing to new clients. He holds an FAA Drone Pilot license and assists Lamp Rynearson’s survey department with drone and Scanning Survey work.


His previous work experiences include Support Analyst for ESRI in Redlands, California, and GIS Technician for Pottawattamie County GIS Department.


While getting his Master’s Degree, he focused on using GIS for Location Analytics. During that time, Mike worked with the Omaha Fire Department and used them as a case study to identify gaps in coverage for his thesis. His thesis results were adapted by the Omaha Fire Department and used to help them create a 50-year build plan.


Joe Sather:
LS Surveyor/GIS Technician - JEO Consulting Group Inc.

I have been working as a Surveyor at JEO Consulting Group’s Wahoo office since 2006. I perform various surveying tasks for JEO, such as drafting, GIS mapping, and project management. While I have worked on large and small projects over the last 15 years, the most memorable of them involve developing efficient workflows or processes to collect, analyze, and deliver data.

I grew up in the small town of Bennington, Nebraska (when it was still small). I feel fortunate to be able to live and work and raise my family in the small town of Wahoo. I have three children, and I spend most of my spare-time at their sporting events or school activities.

My love for the outdoors initially drew me to surveying. I enjoy both hunting and fishing. It is rewarding to be able to share these hobbies with my children.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

2021 Officer Update

CURRENT SENLSA OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT: TERM 

JON CARRELL LS-693 (2021) 

PRESIDENT‐ELECT: 

EVAN JASNOWSKI LS-776 (2021) 

PAST PRESIDENT: 

BILL KNIGHT LS-566 (2021) 

SECRETARY/TREASURER: 

MIKE SMITH LS-565 (2021-2022) 

BOARD MEMBER: 

JEREMY BENDER LS-691 (2020‐2021) 

BRIAN HAVERKAMP LS-787 (2020‐2021) 

MARC RAPHAEL LS-695 (2021‐2022) 

KYLE CATT LS-609 (2021‐2022) 

P.S.A.N. REPRESENTATIVE:  DENNY WHITFIELD LS-449

2021 SENSLA UPDATE

November 21, 2020

Dear Surveyor,

The SENLSA board members would like to inform the membership with the current state of events. With concern of everyone's health, we have reluctantly canceled the winter seminar due to progressing COVID-19 cases/conditions. We will be planning for a 2021 year with our typical four seminars with the first to be tentatively planned for the third week in March. We have included a ballot for voting on 2021 board members, a PDH summary certificate for those of you that have been audited and a 2021 membership renewal form.

Please let us know if anyone has any questions or comments.

We want to thank our membership for their participation and look forward to 2021.


Michael Smith


Secretary/Treasurer, SENLSA


PDF of Letter

Friday, July 10, 2020

SENLSA 2020 Summer Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2020

SUMMER SEMINAR

July 25, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pines Country Club
7616 N. 286th St.
Valley, NE 68064


TOPICS
Reviewing PSAN's Draft of the Minimum Standards for Surveys in Nebraska

FEATURING
Fred Franklin, PLS-525
Alpha Land Surveying & Mapping



SCHEDULE
8:00 - Registration
8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
1. Minutes
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKER

Fred Franklin, PLS-525
Alpha Land Surveying & Mapping

Fred Franklin was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1965, and started his Surveying career in Lakeland, FL
By 1989, Fred had started his own subcontracting Land Surveying crew, and it ran until 1991 when he moved to Nebraska and worked for Olsson Associates as a Survey Manager at their South Sioux City office until 1993.
In 1992, he obtained his SIT and then passed his LS in South Dakota in the Fall of 1992. He earned his Nebraska license in Nebraska in 1995. Fred worked as the Supervisor of Crews at Siouxland Engineering from 1993 till January of 1996. He then started his own company, Alpha Land Surveying & Mapping, in January of 1996 until the present day, celebrating 24 years in business.
A PSAN member for 25 years, Fred served as the Education Chairman from 1997 to 2006. Fred has also served as the Burt County Surveyor since 1999 as well as the County Surveyor for up to five Counties (Cuming, Thurston, Dixon, Dakota, and Burt) at one time. In this role as County Surveyor, he had done extensive Section marker replacements and Missouri River boundaries in Northeast Nebraska.


SENLSA OFFICERS

President:
William Knight LS566 - 2020

President-Elect:
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2020

Past President:
Steve Cobb LS412 - 2020

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jeremy Bender LS 691 - 2020-2021
Brian Haverkamp LS 787 - 2020-2021
Evan Jasnowski LS 776 - 2019-2020
Michael Caniglia LS 644 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:
Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

SENLSA 2020 Spring Seminar

CANCELED DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2020

SPRING SEMINAR

March 21, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Mahoney State Park
28500 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003


TOPICS
Railroad Surveying

FEATURING
Charlie Tucker, LS
Project Manager Farnsworth Group, Inc.



SCHEDULE
8:00 - Registration
8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
1. Minutes
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKER

Charlie Tucker, LS
Project Manager Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Mr. Tucker is a highly skilled railroad surveyor and project manager, possessing 37 years of experience in and around the railroad industry. He is considered an expert on railroad surveying and records – expertise he honed during his 15 years working for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. He is well-versed in the needs of small, large, and industrial-scale railroads. While working for ATSF, Charlie held a variety of positions that provided him with an intimate working knowledge of the industry. He served as engineer aide, survey technician, field engineer, office engineer, assistant roadmaster, roadmaster, and tunnel construction roadmaster. Charlie is exceptionally skilled in the surveying, design, layout, and construction of infrastructure and public works around operating railroads. Since leaving the railroad in 1996, he has been with FARNSWORTH GROUP, Inc. as a railroad project manager in many diverse projects across the country, including functioning as an acting Chief Engineer for multiple shortline railroad start-ups.

He recently served as the sub-committee chairman for the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association’s (AREMA) Pipeline and Utility Crossing Committee I (“Roadway”/ SC-5), which writes and updates the railway industry’s suggested standards. Also, Charlie serves on AREMA Committee 18, “Shortline & Light Density Railroads,” where he is currently the committee secretary. He teaches classes nationwide to professional engineers and surveyors on railroad design fundamentals and has served as an expert witness in numerous railroad-related lawsuits.


SENLSA OFFICERS

President:
William Knight LS566 - 2020

President-Elect:
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2020

Past President:
Steve Cobb LS412 - 2020

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jeremy Bender LS 691 - 2020-2021
Brian Haverkamp LS 787 - 2020-2021
Evan Jasnowski LS 776 - 2019-2020
Michael Caniglia LS 644 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:
Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2020