Surveyor work saves millions of dollars for the public

Preserving monuments that mark property boundary locations has saved the public millions of dollars. Monuments are required to be reset any time they are destroyed. This week, The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists held California Professional Land Surveyor's Act monument preservation workshops for local government professionals and contractors. When county public agencies aren't educated about this important legislation, the cost to replace destroyed or damaged monuments could be passed on to the private property owners. That just isn't right. In the past 30 years, Santa Barbara County has reset over 5000 corner records. With the Board of Supervisors recently approving $240,000 dollars for 26 lane miles of monument preservation, we are ready to reset even more. To learn more about the County Surveyor's web page.