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2021 Fall Quarterly Business Meeting & Seminar
September 22 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pmFree – $250
The Fall Quarterly Business Meeting & Seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Contigiani’s Conference and Event Center at the Pheasant Ridge Golf Club located at 140 Country Club Road, Gilford, NH.
The seminar is sponsored by CADNET Services, LLP. CADNET signed up to sponsor the 2020 Spring Quarterly, before it was postponed due to COVID-19. Therefore, we invited them to speak at this quarterly seminar.
Presenter 1: Attorney Gregory Michael, appointed member of the New Hampshire Housing Appeals Board.
Attorney Michael will explain the law creating the Housing Appeals Board, its purview, rules and procedures, and touch on some decided Housing Appeal Board’s cases.
The Board’s goal is to provide an alternative forum to the New Hampshire Superior Court in zoning and planning cases that are timely, fair, inexpensive, and accessible to affected property owners, abutters, other proper parties, and municipalities. The Board has a responsibility parallel to the Superior Court to hear appeals of all planning and zoning decisions as specified in NH RSA 679.
The Housing Appeals Board consists of three full-time board members appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, who are deemed “learned and experienced in questions of land use.”
Many of our members have worked with Attorney Michael in a wide range of land use and real estate issues, including planning, permitting, development, and litigation. His courtroom experience is extensive with more than 30 years serving as a trial judge, both in the United States Air Force and the New Hampshire Circuit Courts.
Presenter 2: Attorney Jason Beilagus, Shattuck v. Town of Francestown
Attorney Beilagus will speak of his appeal of the Francestown Planning Board’s decision to deny Subdivision Approval on behalf of the Shattuck’s. This case was the first heard by the Housing Board of Appeals. He’ll speak on his case and the path to the judgement, in which the board determined “the Planning Board relied on opinions and concerns which were subjective, legally undefined, or unreasonable in denying this subdivision.”
Attorney Beilagus’ practice areas are focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation. Prior to entering private practice in New Hampshire, he was an Assistant District Attorney in New Mexico and a JAG officer in the Army National Guard.
Presenter 3: Rick Ladd – CADNET Services, LLP
Rick Ladd will speak briefly about network security and ransomware attacks.
Presenter 4: Mark Condodemetraky, PE/LLS
Mark will be discussing legislative initiatives that benefit NH Land Surveyors, particularly Right-of-Access.
Presenter 5: Mike Hammer, LLS/PLS – Dracut Water District v. Paradise
This tale follows the path of an 1854 Petition to Partition the estate of a founding family of Dracut to post-911 efforts to harden public infrastructure. Add two unyielding personalities and two surveys with starkly different approaches and we all go to court together.
Mike Hammer is licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and has worked on a wide variety of survey and development projects from the side of Ossipee Mountain to Downtown Boston.
Presenter 6: John (Jack) Hammer, PLS – Perotti v. Krajewski
What happened after a surveyor staked a property line that placed a neighbor’s driveway entirely within his client’s lot? Mr. Hammer was hired by the neighbor to verify the first surveyor’s work. His conclusions were different, and the difference could not be resolved between the surveyors. The matter escalated to attorneys, and eventually it was settled by a judgment in court. He will discuss field procedures for boundary line retracement, and the concepts of adverse possession, prescriptive easements, leases, licenses, and senior and junior rights.
Mr. Hammer has worked extensively on surveys in support of title and boundary resolution in a small practice as well as the head of the Massachusetts Port Authority Survey Unit and has been a featured speaker on boundary dispute resolution in seminars presented by the National Institute for Business.
Tentative Seminar Schedule – 2.0 CEUs
Interested in becoming an Officer, Director, or joining a committee?
The following Executive Committee positions are open:
Vice President, NSPS Director, Professional Conduct & Practice Director, and Publications Director
Vacant positions remain for the following committee chairs:
History, GIS, & Merchandising
Why not sit in on an Executive meeting and get your questions answered.