2003 - Private
continued to meet with a number or organizations concerning the establishment of
a buried facilities act in Alberta. By January 2003, the Government of Alberta
created a buried infrastructure task force to look at the concerns of the ALSA
and Alberta One Call.
The Association also met with the EUB about changes to Guide 56 and the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Landmen about dormant plans.
2002-2003, Council approved two new ad hoc committees. The Section 9 Ad Hoc
Committee was charged with investigating the intent and application of Section 9
of the Surveys Act. The Legislation Ad Hoc Committee was asked to investigate a
change to legislation that would enable any section, quarter section or legal
subdivision corner not monumented under Part 2 of the Surveys Act and
subsequently monumented under a Part 3 survey to assume the same status as if it
was monumented under Part 2. Both ad hoc committees made some initial strides
but had much more to do before putting forward any sort of recommendation.
At the 2003 Annual General Meeting, the Association welcomed Premier Ralph Klein
and Calgary Mayor David Bronconnier. It was the first time in the Association
history that the sitting premier had been able to attend the annual general
The membership approved putting the Commitment to Property Damage Mitigation
document into the Manual of Standard Practice. The document was developed to
give Alberta Land Surveyors a guideline to use with their field crews to
minimize the impact of accessing survey monuments.
At the 2003 AGM, the members debated three private members bills. It was the
first time in ALSA history that members could bring forward changes to something
besides the by-laws and have it debated and voted on at the AGM. There were three
private members bills; the one to eliminate the need to file marker condition
reports was referred to Council and the other two were defeated.
A record snowstorm on the Saturday of the AGM meant that some members were not
able to get to the Hyatt hotel while others who had intended on leaving the city
were forced to turnaround and return to Calgary and the AGM. The snow didnít
hurt attendance though as 242 members turned up Ė making it the third largest
annual general meeting ever.
In calendar year 2003, the
Association sold a record 236,570 iron posts, eclipsing the next best year
by 54,000 posts.
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