Tuesday, June 14, 2022

2022 Summer Seminar

 Professional Development Series 2022

2022 Summer Seminar Brochure/Registration Form (pdf)

Summer Seminar

June 18, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bennet American Legion
970 Monroe St.
Bennet, NE 68317

Link to Google Maps

Featuring

Tom J. Cajka - County Planner
Jerry F. Penry - LS - Deputy State Surveyor

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

Tom J. Cajka - County Planner - Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning

Tom Cajka has been with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department since August 2001. For the last seven years as the County Planner. Before the planning Department, he worked for two years with Ross Engineering, Inc. and two years with Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C.

Education: B.A. Urban Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jerry F. Penry, LS - Deputy State Surveyor - Nebraska State Surveyors Office

Jerry earned a degree in surveying from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska, in 1985 and began his career working for several private companies in Lincoln doing all types of surveying and drafting. In 1997, Jerry began working for Lancaster County Engineering, developing expertise in boundary surveying, section corner recovery, and remonumentation. He is licensed in Nebraska and South Dakota. Jerry has written over fifty professional articles and eight books about his interests in surveying, railroads, and World War II. Jerry is a frequent speaker at surveying conferences and a contributing author to The American Surveyor magazine. He has been directly involved in several historical projects in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. His passion for surveying often takes him to the Black Hills and other locations, where he endeavors to find long forgotten historical monuments.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Spring Seminar

Professional Development Series 2022

2022 Spring Seminar Brochure/Registration Form (pdf)

Spring Seminar

March 19, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Peter Kiewit Lodge - Nebraska Room
28500 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003

Link to Google Maps

Topics

The Art of Retracement

Featuring

Gary R. KentPS

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

Gary R. Kent - PS

Gary Kent is a Professional Surveyor with Schneider Geomatics in Indianapolis. After 37 years, he transitioned to part-time status in 2020 and formed Meridian Land Consulting, LLC to provide training, consulting, and expert witness services. Gary served as Chair of the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee  responsible for the ALTA/NSPS Standards from 1995 to 2021. He has presented programs on boundary law, the ALTA/NSPS Standards, risk management, safety, easements and rights of way, railroad rights of way, leadership, and other surveying related topics multiple times in each of the 50 states. Gary has served on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004. He is a past president of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

Program Goals 

  1. Provide support for surveyors to take a more liberal stance in what they consider acceptable evidence of an original survey with the goal of finding  defensible ways to not upset the neighbors — or even entire neighborhoods — by disregarding longstanding lines of occupation/possession.
  2. Consider — under some well-framed circumstances — giving professional opinions as to ownership, and even monumenting to the lines that they believe represent ownership.
  3. Recognize that — regardless of what they think about #1 and #2 above — surveyors must find ways to communicate to clients and third parties what the lines and corners of their surveys represent and what they do not represent — in particular with respect to ownership.

Current SENLSA Officers

CURRENT SENLSA OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT: TERM 

EVAN JASNOWSKI LS-776 (2022) 

PRESIDENT‐ELECT: 

WILLIAM KNIGHT LS-566 (2022) 

PAST PRESIDENT: 

JON CARRELL LS-693 (2022) 

SECRETARY/TREASURER: 

MIKE SMITH LS-565 (2021-2022) 

BOARD MEMBER: 

KYLE CATT LS-609 (2021‐2022)

MARC RAPHAEL LS-695 (2021‐2022)

JEREMY BENDER LS-691 (2022‐2023) 

BRIAN HAVERKAMP LS-787 (2022‐2023)  

P.S.A.N. REPRESENTATIVE:  DENNY WHITFIELD LS-449 (2022)

Friday, December 3, 2021

SENSLA Winter 2021 Seminar

 Professional Development Series 2021

2021 Winter Seminar Brochure/Registration Form (pdf)

Winter Seminar

December 11, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gretna American Legion
11690 S. 216th St.
Gretna, NE 68028

Link to Google Maps

Topics

Government Lots
Standard Parallels
2022 NGS Datum Change

Featuring

Casey Sherlock - RLS, Nebraska State Surveyor

David Zenk, PE LS, Geodesist, National Geodetic Survey, Northern Plains Regional Advisor MN, ND, SD, NE, IA

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

Casey Sherlock - RLS, Nebraska State Surveyor

Casey Sherlock is currently a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska. Casey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a comprehensive major in Mathematics from Chadron State College in 1999. He was Elected Hall County Surveyor for three consecutive 4-year terms of office beginning in 2005. Casey was appointed by the Nebraska Board of Educational Lands and Funds as Nebraska’s eighth State Surveyor on January 1, 2018 and serves as Ex-officio Secretary of the Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.

David Zenk - PE LS, Geodesist, National Geodetic Survey, Northern Plains Regional Advisor MN, ND, SD, NE, IA

David Zenk is a Geodesist with the National Geodetic Survey, serving as Regional Geodetic Advisor for the Northern Plains Region (MN, ND, SD, IA, NE). He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Land Surveying from Oregon State University. He has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota Geography Department and at Saint Cloud State University Geography Department. He is a past Chair of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium. He is currently serving as Editor of the MSPS “Minnesota Surveyor” magazine. He is licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

New Rules and Regulations Comments Info

To all members of Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association:

The Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors will be conducting a rule making hearing on November 18th, 2021, at 10:00 am, 555 North Cotner Boulevard, Lower-Level board room, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to take testimony and evidence about adoption and amendments and additions to Title 234, Chapters 1 through 14. This action is proposed to implement the Land Surveyors Regulation Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 81-8, 108 to 81-8, 127, consistent with the authority granted by the law and with constitutionality.

The Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association wants to provide an opportunity for those who did not attend the public hearing held September 23rd, 2021, an opportunity to submit testimony via a member of the Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association Board. At the October 9th, 2021, the Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association board nominated Jeremy Bender, Nebraska RLS# 691, to attend and testify on behalf of Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association.

Please take time to visit the Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors website at https://nbels.nebraska.gov/ to view the notice of this public hearing and the markup copy of the Proposed Rules and Regulations. Both are located below the Mission Statement on the home page of Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors website and are available for download.

We ask that if you wish to submit testimony to Jeremy that your comments are based on the information provided in the previously mentioned markup copy found on said website. Please keep your comments short and concise as much as possible. Please be sure to list what specific chapter and sub chapter of the Rules and Regulations or Minimum Standard number and letter.

Please submit your comments to Jeremy at nebrls691@gmail.com by Thursday November 11th, 2021, so that he may have time to review the comments, contact you for clarification if needed, and compile the testimonies into a statement to the board before this hearing.

Thank you for time, dedication, and input.

Sincerely,

Jon L. Carrell, Lamp Rynearson

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.