1989 - A New Manual Come Hell or High Water
The Manual of Good Practice was the culmination many
years work. In
1988-89 alone, the Association
discussed the standards at several regional meetings in both Edmonton and
had several mail-outs to get member input. As
well, stakeholders such as LTO, Alberta Transportation and the CPA were consulted
and endorsed the proposed manual. The Association was going to get the
Manual of Good Practice passed that year come hell or high water. President
Gord Olsson allocated a half-day for discussion. As it turned out, there was
one motion to delete the part on RPRs which was handily defeated. The main
motion was passed with no further discussion, with only one or two not in favour.
The total time the motion was on the floor was probably less than 15
At the same Annual Meeting, the membership approved a levy
of $50 per member per year for five years
towards establishing a Chair in Cadastral Studies at the University of
Calgary. The survey program had being on going for several years and there was a
constant bitter battle between the U of C and the ALSA over the lack of a
It was felt that the U of C was only interested in geodesy and was not
willing to spend any money for a cadastral professor. Finally, it was decided to
bite the bullet and
help fund the chair.
The other western associations as well agreed to do the same and
the ALSA was on its way to getting its professor - even though it had to pay
a good part of it.
Following a motion from the 1988 AGM a
committee of past presidents chaired by
Buck Olsen presented a report to the 1989 AGM the management of the
association. The committee reported that while the Association office was well
run, there was room for improvement. The report included 17 recommendations.
in his Secretary-Treasurerís report,
stated that the volume of work in the ALSA office had increased dramatically.
The Association had gone from volunteer assistants to a part-time office to a
full-time office and appeared to be moving to the next phase whereby the
Association office was expected to take responsibility for functions such as
public relations, seminars and the annual meeting.
- Back - 1988 -
- Forward - 1990 -
A Cadastral Professor