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Winter Tips

My first degree is in Wilderness Recreation Leadership.  I spend countless hours in the outdoors when surveying.  So, I am sharing my cold weather opinions with you. The news folks tell you to dress in layers, but they do not tell you the reason.  So, I will.  Dress in layers, but a few light layers.  …

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Start Planning for the Building Season

Spring is almost here. To begin the project that you’ve been planning, get to your local building department to check the requirements. Subdivision If you are thinking of dividing your property or moving a boundary, you will have to appear before the planning board. Let your surveyor handle this for you. A surveyor can answer …

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Happy New Year!

I wish the best for everyone in the New Year.  This will be the 10th anniversary for Surveysmith. My first year was in Colorado.  My last nine years were here in NY.  The economy has affected all businesses, so I have had some time to review the way Surveysmith operates. This year begins a new …

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Please, Pay Your Taxes!

I recently attempted to file a subdivision plat for a client. The county would not file the plat because the land taxes had not been paid. After a subdivision plat is approved by the municipality, the plat must be filed within sixty-two days after the date of that approval (in New York State). In this …

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Attention Home Buyers!

A Land Survey is an important part of your home purchase. Just as you should have a well test, engineering inspection, and title insurance, a land survey can show problems before you purchase the home. Title insurance alone does not “insure” the boundaries of your parcel. A land survey should reveal potential or existing problems, …

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