2019 Spring Land Records Workshops

Spring Workshops 2019 Speakers, Agenda, and Topic Summaries 

  • 8:00 – 9:45
    • John Bridgers, Land Records Consultant – NC Department of the Secretary of State
      An introduction to ownership and land title, types of deeds, and various types of estates of ownership.
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00 – 10:50
    • Adam Blythe, Office of the State Fire Marshall
      This presentation will focus on the challenges related to fire district mapping in North Carolina.  The Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) is required to conduct an inspection of all fire departments having 9S insurance classification to ensure compliance with criteria established by the Department of Insurance.  A part of this inspection requires that all 9S fire departments submit an adopted map of their fire districts.  The overall goal of this presentation is to clear up any confusion as to what needs to be submitted to OSFM and discuss techniques to ensure overall data accuracy.
  • 11:00 – 11:50
    • David Tuttle, NC Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors
      Will address what a survey should show and provide for reliance.  Will start with what to look for in a plat and progress to Standards of Practice for Land Surveying in NC, The Standards of Professional Conduct, Signing and Sealing, Exhibits, Easements, Responsible Charge, GIS and what information is available on the Board’s website.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 1:50
    • Gary Thompson, NC Geodetic Survey
      Update on the replacement, in 2022, of the North American Datum (NAD83) and North American Vertical Datum of 1988.  As well as update of Flood Inundation Mapping Alert Network (FIMAN).  North Carolina Geodetic Survey Update – i.e. state lines and county boundaries.
  • 2:00 – 2:50
    • Michael Cline, State Demographer for North Carolina
      Presentation Details TBD
  • 2:50 – 3:05 Break
  • 3:05 – 5:00
    • Rich Elkins, NC Department of the Secretary of State – Land Records Management
      Subdivisions, Condos, and PUD’s, Oh My!  – Will explore the similarities and differences between these three major types of developments including how they are created, mapped, and assessed, with special attention to community-owned common areas and elements.

About richerichnc

Land Records Manager at NC Secretary of State. Past President (2009) and current Webmaster of the NC Property Mappers Association. B.A. Geography (minor International Studies) East Carolina University, 1996. Follow me on twitter: @richerichnc
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