Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."


CLSA Central Valley Chapter Meeting Information

You will find details on the May 2012 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: Ray Mathe (with Ric Moore & Larry Kereszt) BPELSG
  • Topic: monument preservation requirements

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

The Central Valley Chapter would like to say thank you to all of the BPELSG members who came down to our meeting, Ray, Ric, Larry and the unadvertised attendance of Nancy Eissler and Pat Tami. We really appreciate you giving your valuable time to support us.

Raymond Mathe, PLS, accepted the position of Senior Registrar Land Surveyor, at the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (BPELSG)on February 28, 2012. In 2004, Mr. Mathe was appointed by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors to serve as the County Surveyor. Prior to his position at the County, Mr. Mathe worked as a Project Manager at a private engineering and land surveying firm and served as the Deputy County Surveyor for the County of Riverside. Mr. Mathe obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Mr. Mathe's experience and knowledge of BPELSG's mission and operations, particularly with respect to licensing examination development and the Professional Land Surveyors' Act, will prove to be very beneficial to the Board's licensees, applicants, and the public.
(916) 263-2271 or Raymond.Mathe@dca.ca.gov

Ric Moore is a California licensed Land Surveyor and currently the Executive Officer for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Mr. Moore feels fortunate to have been actively involved in the private land surveying profession for 30+ years beginning in Colorado, Arizona, and Massachusetts before arriving in California in 1990.

Any questions or concerns you may have regarding possible monument preservation issues should be directed to Enforcement Analyst Larry Kereszt by email at Larry.Kereszt@dca.ca.gov or by telephone at (916) 263-2240.

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And speaking of monument preservation requirements....
Buried in the Pavement
Mike Pallamary vs City of San Diego (again)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - A local land surveyor called KUSI's Michael Turko with some serious allegations against the city of San Diego. Turko says his investigation backs up charges that the city has been destroying permanent survey markers in violation of state law. Of course we'd all like to know where that survey marker preservation money is actually going. More to come in a future report.
Video - Part 1

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Two weeks ago KUSI's Michael Turko exposed important survey markers being buried in the pavement on city streets. Turko says the county collects money in a special fund to preserve survey markers. Money some say goes into a slush fund. Under state law the county surveyor makes the final determination on how the monument preservation fund is used and they say right now they have more projects than they can pay for.
Video - Part 2

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