Heartfelt thank you to the County Surveyors who fight to keep the fees low and find the difficult balance between protecting the public and serving the public. The rub is that it’s unfortunately never the CS who sets the fee rates but the administrative bean counters looking to pinch a penny for some other department or office.
Well said, Kendall . . . and your comments as well - Dave Ryan.
I know the respected and highly esteemed, Dave Ryan, would do everything in his power to keeps costs down . . . together with competent review. (I hear you, Dave and apologize if I offended you or any other County Surveyor.)
What was meant by my "gravy train" was 300 Records of Surveys times $ 700 per checking = $210k per year. The employee(s) performing the checking could better spend their efforts on things that benefit the County and their constituents. Infrastructure, etc. But what if 300 Records of Surveys cost $1000 per checking? $1,500 per checking?
How 'bout the time that it takes to get a map recorded?! By the time the map gets recorded (with the ridiculous SB2 fees added) the property may have changed hands . . . and the surveyor is stuck with map addendum, mylar cost and recording fees-tax!
Too many Daves . . . Kendall: Having a map review "certificate" would defeat the purpose. I wouldn't want to put a competitor through that hoop. Because if ever BPELSG came back on the author . . . the Reviewer could also get sucked into that merry-go-round. With the County, I assume County Counsel would defend, (at the County's cost), the County Surveyor. Unlike the rest of us, we'd have legal expenses.
And . . . bottom-line . . . ten surveyors could come up with ten different answers. The ol' daze, er days, a Torrens Certificate would fix that. Quiet Title action or Boundary Line Agreement/Quitclaim if you truly want the survey to "fix" the lines. Due to the "elements" of the latter, that venue is not a 'slam-dunk'.
Surveyor to Recorder
Yes, Crazy Phil, again - Sonoma
"not from my cold dead hands" will I give up on this wish