MALSCE News and Upcoming Events
(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)
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ACTION ALERT: LEGISLATION TO REPEAL THE 3% WITHHOLDING TAX ON FEDERAL CONTRACTS COMING TO A VOTE; Contact your House Member
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THE BILL THROUGH THE HOUSE.
New MassDOT Municipal Project Guide Available: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10809&pid=10386
Land Court Reduces Office Hours
Beginning on Monday, September 19, 2011, the Land Court in Boston is closed from 8:30 to 10 AM, Monday - Friday. More information: https://bitly.com/rnZRxY
Link to notice: Notice
Government Affairs Alert: Proposed Massachusetts Ballot Question Would Constrain Water and Sewer Operations and Maintenance
Action Requested: Don’t Sign Petitions That Would Limit Water and Sewer Rates
Oppose: Petition Number 11-10: A Petition for a Law Limiting the Amount by which Water and Sewer Rates May be Raised. More on this issue: http://bit.ly/ActionAlert-9-16-2011
Petition No. 11-10 proposes a law to limit the amount by which water or sewer rates may be raised to an amount not greater than 2.5% annually and allowing for an override or approval of the rate increase by a ballot election in effected municipalities.
ACTION REQUESTED: This potential ballot question is of concern to MALSCE and municipal colleagues. We will be following actions taken on this question closely, but wanted to make you aware of it now. Please Don’t Sign a Petition to put 11-10 on the Ballot. Do discuss this issue with your colleagues and urge them NOT to sign a petition that would put this question on the ballot.
More on this issue: http://bit.ly/ActionAlert-9-16-2011
Status of 2011-2012 Petitions filed with Attorney General’s office: https://bitly.com/nzY1TU
Support SB 1985, Dam safety, repair and removal bill, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Do you live in one of the communities listed here: http://bit.ly/qvIRlp?
MassPort to Offer One Time CST (Certified Survey Technician) Testing, Sign up for a seat for the CST Exam, More: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10779&pid=10386
NSPS News and Views is now a weekly E-news bulletin. Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member. Link to sign up: http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps
Update on the latest news from Coalition to Save Our GPS
This is still a very active issue. See MALSCE Updates from the Coalition: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386
About the Coalition to Save Our GPS Coalition: http://www.saveourgps.org/
ACSM Radio Hour each Monday at 11 AM features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner for a discussion of key issues affecting surveyors nationwide. Listen live, 11 AM Eastern: www.americaswebradio.com Click the listen icon on the home page
Key Dates (see http://www.malsce.org for details)
10/13/2011, 5:30 PM, MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Meeting, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_10-2011
10/15/2011, 12:00 PM, ACSM-NES Presents: Emerging Technologies in Surveying & Mapping Intermediate Workshop
10/22/2011, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-10.22.11
11/4/2011, CALS 2011 Convention, http://ctsurveyors.org/
11/18/2011, RISPLS 2011 Convention, Details TBA, http://www.rispls.org
11/22/2011, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-11.22.11
12/1-2/2011, NHPLS 2011 Convention at Courtyard Marriott Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
12/17/2011, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA
1/24/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference
2/25/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA
3/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference
4/21/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA
5/8/2012, Design Professionals Day at the State House
5/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference
6/23/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA
See www.malsce.org for more on these events and news you can use.