December Round Tables 2019


Thursday, December 12, 2019
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Montpelier, Vermont

6 Professional Development Hours

Early-Bird Registration Fee

Member in Good Standing: $130.00


Life Member: $97.50


Non-member: $180.00


Non-member technical staff attending with member: $110.50


Three attendees from same firm (one must be member): $110.50


**After Dec. 2, a $25 late fee will be added.

Round Tables Agenda

7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Round table sessions including these topics
• GPS on Benchmarks Initiative using OPUS Share, Dan Martin, Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor
• VCGI Website Resources: Tim Terway, VCGI
• Certified Floodplain Manager, TBA
• Permitting for Land Surveyors, Dave Burke, O’Leary Burke Associates
• Drones, Evan Robinson/David Tillberg, Rail and Aviation Bureau, VT AOT
• Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Joel Banaszak, Horizons  Engineering
• Vermont Board Issues, Joe Flynn, VT Board of Land Surveyors
• NSPS News, Gayle Burchard, Vermont NSPS Director

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Business Meeting

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Act 38 and the Land Surveying Community
with John Adams and David Fox, Vermont Center for Geographic Information

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Discussion on Rules and Statutes Changes
with Joe Flynn, Vermont Board of Land Surveyors

3:30 p.m.
Final Business

Afternoon Seminars

Act 38 and the Land Surveying Community

Vermont Act 38 (formerly Vermont House Bill H.526) will go into effect in January 2020. The new law requires that any change in a Vermont property boundary, either through a boundary line adjustment or subdivision, be documented with a survey plat that is submitted to a digital library that is publicly accessible. This library will be built and maintained by the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). During this seminar, VCGI representatives will walk through the new law, explain how it will impact Vermont surveyors, and answer any questions participants may have.

Discussion on Rules and Statutes Changes

This will be an open forum for the members of Vermont Society of Land Surveyors to express concerns and opinions on certain changes proposed by the board and practicing professionals. We will send out specific information ahead of time so attendees can review the material and offer informed feedback during the session.