Central Oregon Chapter Meeting
Where: Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Avenue #103, Bend, Oregon 97701
When: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
I thought we might switch things up a little bit. Craft Kitchen & Brewery is in the light industrial area of Northeast Bend. If you haven’t been there before, just plug the above address into your phone or on your GPS and it will get you there. It’s not obvious from the street, but just walk back through the parking area and you will see it. That parking area is limited, but there is plenty of easy street parking.
They have a small indoor restaurant area with roll-up doors, and several picnic tables on the outside, so we can choose according to weather. They have graciously offered to set aside an area for our use. Beverage and food are counter-service, with food delivered to your table—pretty tasty on both counts. Check it out here: www.craftoregon.com
- Approve Outstanding Minutes
- Review of April 29 Board Meeting
- Discussion of possible changes to OSBEELS licensing requirements for new land surveyors.
o The Executive Secretary of OSBEELS, Jason Barbee, made a presentation to the PLSO Board in April regarding possible changes to PLS licensing requirements. Specifically, he is looking to remove impediments to licensure that maybe just shouldn’t be there in the first place in the current laws and administrative rules, but also to explore any other changes that should (or shouldn’t) be made in the process to license a PLS. Bring your thoughts, questions, and comments; judging from the initial response I’ve gotten so far without saying a word, this should be a hot-button topic. Our discussion will be forwarded to the PLSO Board and onto OSBEELS for their consideration.
For the Good of the Order
We’re still light on old and new business, as with covid-related restrictions just beginning to ease, it’s kind of a moving target being able to assemble as a group and schedule a speaker. Anyway, if discussing PLS licensing requirements doesn’t turn into a knock-down drag-out fight that lasts all evening, we can just discuss whatever we like—I am in particular interested in old Central Oregon surveyors who have passed on and any stories anyone has to tell. If nothing else, just have a drink and bite to eat with your surveying buddies.
Please RSVP to Chris Munson if you plan on attending (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can have enough space set out for us at the brewpub. And of course, please reach out if you have any questions or suggested additions to the agenda.