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SLSI January 14, 2022 Workshop
Friday, January 14, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Workshops

JANUARY 14, 2022 (8 PDHs Offered) ~   Online Registration Has Closed ~ You Can Register Onsite .  Please note: We are aware of the weather forecast, however,  at this point SLSI cannot cancel the workshop.  We will be flexible on the timing/schedule for the day.  Thank you .  

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January 14, 2022 8am-5pm (Registration starts 7:30am)
Where: Scheman Center - ISU Campus, Ames, IA
Presenter: John Matonich, PS
Topics: Easements and Deeds & Descriptions

Easement agreements are necessary for temporary trespass onto another’s land, waterway or airspace. Although rights of way are the most common, you may need to draft an easement for utilities, encroachment or telephonic communications. There are critical legal issues and practical considerations involved. Whether you are assessing the impact of the easement on property use or finding the most strategic way of obtaining access, this presentation will help. This presentation will cover a number of objectives giving up-to-date information on creating easements, locating and defining their course, preparation of easement descriptions, easement kinds and purpose along with easement reversion.

Deeds and Descriptions:
This session will address key issues with regard to Deeds and Descriptions. Included will be information on understanding the purpose of a land description and who should prepare one, along with the importance of intent. It will cover survey terminology and definitions. Part of the presentation will be keys on how to research land records to check for adjoining property and indexes to land records. There will be a section on essential elements of a description as well as types of descriptions and common errors found.

A presentation and discussion on several pertinent court cases pertaining to Deeds and Descriptions will also be a part of this session.

Presenter: John Matonich, P.S.
John Matonich, PS, is the Chairman of the Board of ROWE Professional Services Company, a firm specializing in consulting engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, aerial photogrammetry in the Midwest and across the country. John joined ROWE in 1981. He was named a principal in 1992, promoted to president in 1997, and to chief executive officer in 2001 as well as Chairmen in 2006. John retired from management of the firm in 2016, but remains Chairman. John is licensed as a professional surveyor in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He served as president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, (NSPS) in 2009-2010, and currently serves as the treasurer of the Board of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors. John is a past president of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS). He also served as chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) headquartered in Washington, D.C for over 20 years until 2015.  John was voted as a Fellow Member of the NSPS, ACSM and MSPS organizations.