Newly Adopted 2017 Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association Standards
The Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association, Inc. (GVLSA) is a Membership Organization whose purpose is to promote the common interests of Land Surveyors within Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Yates Counties in the State of New York. GVLSA is one of eighteen Regional Affiliates organized under the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS).
In the spring of 2014, GVLSA formed a Standards Committee in an effort to update our survey standards that were last updated and jointly adopted by the Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association and the Monroe County Bar Association in 1994. After 2 ½ years of discussions within our committee, as well as discussions with other interested parties and stakeholders, we reorganized and strengthened the duty of care to be taken by Professional Land Surveyors in the Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association practice area region.
At the GVLSA Annual Holiday Dinner and meeting held December 17, 2016 the proposal to accept the Minimum Standards for a Map of a Survey was passed by a vote of its membership. The newly adopted standards will take effect on February, 15, 2017.
Outlined below are just a few highlights of the newly adopted Minimum Standards for a Map of a Survey:
- The Land Surveyor shall perform due diligence in their research…
- The map shall be entitled “Map of a Survey”
- The area of the subject parcel shall be shown on the map.
- Monuments and boundary markers set by the Land Surveyor shall be shown upon the map as “set” with a notation of the date set…
- …Properties bordering waters of the state of New York shall show appropriate boundary lines to define the proper limit of the upland owner, together with riparian and littoral rights thereon.
- All corners of every survey, unless already marked and located, shall be marked by the surveyor with permanent readily locatable and identifiable markers made of, or containing, ferrous metal…
- …if, due to extenuating circumstances, the surveyor is unable to set property corners or reference markers and/or is specifically requested by the buyer not to set corner markers, sufficient information shall be shown on the survey map so that any other surveyor may retrace the survey as shown on the map.
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Most notably, we have acquired the Monroe and Wayne County survey and mapping files of Shelley Associates, Kreiling Associates, P.E., L.S., P.C and Donald B. Schwartz, L.S., increasing our records database and enabling us to efficiently survey the land.