2023 VSLS Conference
October 6, 2023
228 East Mountain Road
Friday, October 6
- 7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration and breakfast
- 8:00 - 10:00 AM International Boundary Commission
- 10:00 - Noon Researching Town Land Records
- Noon - 1:30 PM Luncheon and Business Meeting
- 1:30 - 3:30 PM Deep Research for Land Surveyors
Researching Town Land Records (2 hrs)
Presenter: Julie A Graeter, Town Clerk & Treasurer for Town of Colchester
This 2-hour session gives attendees the opportunity to learn land record processes that happen within a Town Clerks Office. Gain an understanding on what the Town Clerk’s Office is required to do by VT statute.
The information will proceed into public access and how records can be organized, using specific
Colchester practices as an example. Ending the presentation with a look at future practices. Let’s start a
conversation on what we want to see and how do we get there.
Deep Research for Land Surveyors (2 hrs)
Presenter: Robert Krebs
What does “research” mean?, standards, methodology, organization, sources, and risk and liability. There is arguably no more important aspect in locating boundaries than the “research” phase. What is your methodology and standard and “how much” do you do? Do your clients understand (or care) about the research necessary to locate their boundaries? How much do you rely on those (surveyors, scriveners, others) that have came before to locate the same lines? Are you aware of the many sources of research documents that might affect your work? Like many professional activities there are often many questions, and how do you compare with what a “reasonable” surveyor should do?
International Boundary Commission (2 hrs)
Presenter: J.T. Moore, Deputy Commissioner, US Section
This 2-hour presentation will encompass the entire works of the International Boundary Commission broken down into 2 parts, each being an hour long. The first hour will be dedicated to the history of the International Boundary Commission, the framework in which it operates, and the overall management of the organization from an administrative perspective. The second hour will be dedicated to field operations including getting crews together, vista clearing, monument maintenance, and surveying.
Julie A Graeter, Town Clerk & Treasurer for Colchester
Julie Graeter, Town Clerk & Treasurer for Colchester, has been with the town for almost 20 years. She is a Certified Vermont Town Clerk and Treasurer with the VMCTA, earning the required credits in continuing education and professional development. She came to Colchester with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and over twenty years in private sector finance as well as a short stint with commercial real estate. One important goal to Julie is make sure the Clerk’s Office provides easy access to permanent public records with continued efforts to digitize and make those records available online. Julie is married and raised three young adult children in Colchester and all still reside there.
Robert Krebs, State Representative - Grand Isle Chittenden
Robert Krebs of South Hero, Grand Isle County, was born in Potsdam, New York, on December 16, 1947. He became a resident of South Hero in 1971. Krebs is a retired Professional Civil Engineer and Licensed Land Surveyor. He was educated at Potsdam Central School in upstate New York and received his BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont in 1970. He completed graduate work in Sanitary Engineering at UVM in 1972. In 1978, Krebs founded Krebs and Lansing Consulting Engineers where he was president until he retired in 2004. He is past president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors, the Vermont Section of the America Council of Engineering Companies, past governor of The American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, and past chair of the Vermont Board of Land Surveyors. He continues to be active as a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers in education and accreditation issues. He served asvice chair of the South Hero Zoning Board of Adjustment for 20 years and was an EMT and captain on the South Hero Rescue Squad for 10 years. He is the current moderator of the South Hero Congregational Church. Krebs and his wife, Sally, have three daughters, Katherine, Jessie, and Christine.
J.T. Moore, Deputy Commissioner, US Section, International Boundary Commission
JT Moore is the Deputy Commissioner for the United States Section of the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada (IBC). With over 33 years of surveying, he started his career in the private sector in 1989 in Virginia Beach, VA. He began his service with the Federal government in 1992 with the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) spending 7 years conducting high accuracy GPS surveys on airfields in support of FAA programs. From there, he moved on to the Department of Defense for another 7 years working for HQ Air Force Flight Standards Agency as a geodesist supporting air traffic control and landing system evaluations. In 2006, JT joined the IBC where he oversaw the field operations of the US Section and moved on to his current position in 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing, and playing music.
|Group Rate (3+ with at least 1 member)||$191.25|
* $25 late fee after Sept. 26 / Members must be in good standing
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228 East Mountain Road, Killington