Citations Issued to Board Licensees

Citations are issued to licensed engineers and land surveyors when the severity of a violation may not warrant suspension or revocation of the licensee's right to practice. When a fine is levied with a citation, payment of the fine represents satisfactory resolution of the matter. Summaries of the citations remain on the web site for five (5) years after the citation is final, unless further action is taken against the licensee. All citations issued by the Board are matters of public record; for copies of the actual citations on which these summaries are based or for information about any citations that might no longer be posted on the web site in accordance with the above schedule, contact the Board's Enforcement Unit at BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov.

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ALLEN, FREDRIC VERNON (See also Accusations 705-A & 720-A)
Civil Engineer C 20702
Citation 5052-L
Final: December 7, 2000
Action: Order of Abatement; $500 fine

An investigation determined that Fredric Vernon Allen, Civil Engineer License C 20702, violated Business and Professions Code Sections 8780(c), 8762, 8763, and 8767 by failing to file a record of survey of a property located in San Mateo County. County records indicate that Allen originally submitted a record of survey in June of 1997 and was notified by the County that additional data was required. The County contacted Allen on several occasions in an attempt to complete the filing of this survey. The Board contacted Allen and advised that he needed to complete his survey and cause it to be recorded with San Mateo County. Allen did not complete the record of survey. The Board issued an order to Allen to file this record of survey and also assessed an administrative fine of $500. Allen failed to comply with the citation; therefore, an Accusation was filed against him. See Accusations 705-A and 720-A.


BAHADOR, SIAVASH
Civil Engineer C 24541
Citation 5139-L
Final: October 7, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $2,500 fine

The Board found that Siavash Bahador, Civil Engineer License C 24541, violated Business and Professions Code Sections 6787(a) and (e) by practicing civil and structural engineering without legal authority when his license was expired for a period of approximately three years and eight months, from December 31, 1997 until late August or early September of 2001. Once aware of the lapse of his civil engineering license, Bahador found another licensed engineer who agreed to be in responsible charge of the engineering work for which he had contracted. Bahador was ordered to keep the Board informed of his current address of record within 30 days of any change, to pay close attention to the date that his civil engineering license expires, and was assessed a fine of $2,500 for providing engineering services on eighteen projects while his license was expired. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


BAIRD, WALTER THEODORE (See also Citation 5136-L)
Civil Engineer C 31429
Citation 5030-L
Final: September 30, 1999
Action: Order of Abatement

Investigation of a complaint against Walter T. Baird of La Mesa, California, showed that he violated the Professional Land Surveyors Act, Business and Professions Code §§ 8762 (d), (e), 8763 and 8767, by failing to file a map after setting monuments located in San Diego County and failing to submit the survey in the form required. Additionally, Baird failed to resubmit his survey with the changes requested by the County Surveyor's Office and/or a note, within 60 days, concerning changes that could not be agreed upon.

Citation 5030-L ordered Baird to cease and desist from the violations noted above by filing the required Record of Survey with the County of San Diego. Compliance has been obtained.


BAIRD, WALTER THEODORE (See also Citation 5030-L)
Civil Engineer C 31429
Citation 5136-L
Final: April 11, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,500 fine

The Board found that Walter Theodore Baird of La Mesa, California, violated Business and Professions Code section 6775(c) when providing civil engineering services for the addition of a second floor to a residence with an existing fireplace. Baird included specification for both a heater and a fireplace chase and flue. His designed specified a "6-inch inside diameter" flue for the fireplace. Such a flue does not exist. The Board ordered Baird to cease and desist from violating section 6775(c) by practicing in a competent manner and to pay an administrative fine of $1,500.


BERON, WALLACE MARK (See also Accusation 718-A)
Civil Engineer C 27697
Citation 5028-L
Final: July 23, 1999
Action: Order of Abatement
Citation 5029-L
Final: July 23, 1999
Action: Order of Abatement

Investigation revealed that Wallace Mark Beron of Alpine, California, violated the Professional Land Surveyors Act by failing to file a Record of Survey with the San Diego County Surveyor's office as required by Business and Professions Code sections 8762 (d) and (e). Citation 5028-L ordered Beron to file the required maps.

A separate citation, 5029-L, was issued for a similar failure to file a Record of Survey, also ordering Beron to file the required maps with the County of San Diego.

Beron failed to comply with the citations; therefore, an Accusation was filed against him. See Accusation 718-A.


BIANCHI, PAUL DWIGHT
Civil Engineer C 13352
Citation 5042-L
Final: March 26, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement; $250 fine

A citation was issued to Paul Dwight Bianchi, of Clovis, California, on May 15, 2000, alleging that Bianchi had provided false, misleading, and deceitful information on reference forms for an applicant for licensing as a civil engineer. The references were dated July 20, 1999, and October 12, 1999. An investigation, including a review by at least one licensee of the Board competent in civil engineering, determined Bianchi had signed and sealed reference forms which contained incorrect information. At an informal conference following service of the citation, which was reissued February 25, 2005, Bianchi admitted that he failed to adequately check the dates of employment on the reference forms he signed and that he had taken the applicant's word that the information on the forms was correct. The Board ordered Bianchi to cease and desist from violating Business and Professions Code section 6775(f) and to pay an administrative fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


BLAKE, JONATHAN K.
Land Surveyor L 4368
Citations 5168-L, 5169-L, 5170-L, 5171-L, and 5172-L
Final: July 22, 2005
Action: Orders of Abatement; $2,500 total fines

Jonathan (Jon) K. Blake was cited for five different instances of violation of Business and Professions code sections 8780(b), 8780(d), and 8767, for failing to resubmit his record of survey maps within 60 days of receiving map check corrections from the San Diego County Surveyor's Office. In June 1999, March and June 2000, and May 2001, Blake submitted surveys to the San Diego County Surveyor's Office which were returned to him shortly thereafter. In each case, San Diego County sent several letters to Blake requesting that he resubmit the survey or provide a letter stating that his resubmittal of the survey was being delayed for reasons beyond his control. In all of the cases, Blake failed to resolve the violations. In each of the five citations, Blake was ordered to file the surveys and pay administrative fines totaling $2,500.


CAREY, GUILLERMO E.
Land Surveyor L 7954
Citation 5148-L
Final: November 21, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $750 fine

An investigation determined that Guillermo E. Carey violated Business and Professions Code sections 8792(a) and 8792(i) by entering into a verbal agreement in February 2002 to provide land surveying services in Penn Valley, California, before he had been issued a license to practice land surveying. Carey had been working under his father's supervision in his land surveying firm, Carey Mapping and Surveying, up to the date of the father's death in August 2001. At least two local licensed land surveyors had agreed to take responsible charge of the surveying work until Carey could obtain a land surveying license. The contract for the Penn Valley survey was entered without the knowledge of either of the two surveyors who had been associated with the firm. At the time of the contract, one of the surveyors had provided the Board with notice that he was no longer associated with the firm. The other surveyor stated he had no knowledge of the 2002 agreement. Based on Carey's cooperation with the initial investigation and his continued compliance with the Board's laws and regulations, the Board ordered him to obey all laws that relate to the practice of land surveying and pay an administrative fine of $750. Carey has paid the fine. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


COLEMAN, RANDOLPH JAY
Land Surveyor L 5413
Citation 5058-L
Final: March 2, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement; $100 fine

The Board investigated allegations that Randolph Jay Coleman, of Apple Valley, California, violated Business and Professions Code sections 8762(d) and (e) and 8765(d) by failing to file a survey after setting a monument on a property located in Victorville, San Bernardino County. Coleman was ordered to cease and desist from the violation by filing his field surveys within 90 days as required by law and to pay a $100 fine. The administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


DAWYOT, ROBERT E.
Civil Engineer C 27580
Citation 5167-L
Final: July 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

Investigation determined that Robert E. Dawyot violated Business and Professions Code section 6735 by failing to sign and stamp a feasibility study report that was released to his client, who then released it to the public during a public meeting. When questioned about who was responsible, Dawyot and his colleagues signed and stamped the report but failed to include the date of signing and stamping. Dawyot was ordered to obey all laws by properly signing and stamping all final engineering reports and include both the date of expiration of his license and the date reports are signed and stamped. Additionally, he was ordered to pay an administrative fine of $250. The fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


EHE, PAUL CHRISTOPHER (See also Accusation 681-A)
Land Surveyor L 5280
Citation 5065-L
Final: July 29, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

The Board investigated allegations that Paul Christopher Ehe of Running Springs, California, violated Business and Professions Code section 8780(b) in that he was negligent in removing a monument he found while surveying a property. The standard of practice is to leave the monument in place, identify it on the survey map, and show its position and relationship has been determined to be the correct location. Ehe was ordered to practice land surveying within the standard of practice for the profession and to pay a fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


FORBES, DALE LOREN (See also Accusation 602-A) (See also Accusation 656-A)
Civil Engineer C 30407
Citation 97-0705-PE
Final: August 29, 1997
Action: $250 fine

Investigation revealed that Dale Forbes, of Yorba Linda, California, violated section 6775(d) of the Business and Professions Code by failing to include continuous concrete ties between two interior piers in his foundation design for a single family residence in Fairfield, California. The administrative fine of $250 has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


GALLI, WILLIAM FRANKLIN
Civil Engineer C 37629
Citation 5069-L
Final: October 27, 2002
Action: Order of Abatement, $7500 fine

An investigation revealed that William Franklin Galli, whose Civil Engineer License, C 37629, expired on September 30, 1998, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6733 and 6737(a) and (e) by performing civil/geotechnical engineering on several projects in California during the period his license was expired. The citation ordered Galli to cease and desist providing civil engineering services in California until such time as his delinquent license is renewed and reinstated and to pay administrative fines to the Board in an amount totaling $7,500.00. The administrative fines have been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


GAPASIN, ARTHUR
Civil Engineer C 27617
Citation 5144-L
Final: October 7, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 fine

The Board found that while performing a field survey in 1993, Arthur Gapasin of Tustin, California, failed to timely file a corner record, a violation of Business and Professions Code sections 8765(d) and 8773(a). While performing that same survey, he failed to set permanent and durable monuments or tag the monuments that he did set as required by Business and Professions Code sections 8771(a) and 8772. In July 2003, Gapasin returned to the property at the request of the property owner, set permanent markers on the ground, tagged the markers with his license number, and submitted a corner record for filing with the County of Los Angeles. The Board ordered Gapasin to cease and desist from violating the laws cited above while providing his professional land surveying services and to pay an administrative fine of $500. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


GORGE, EDWARD J. (Click here for information regarding Accusation 694-A)
Civil Engineer C 22093
Citation 5049-L
Final: October 13, 2002
Action: Order of Abatement, $1750 fine

An investigation revealed that Edward J. Gorge, Civil Engineer License C 22093, violated Business and Professions Code sections 8780(a), (c), and (f), 8762(d) and (e), and 8767 for failing to timely file and resubmit a record of survey of property where he had established points or lines that were not found on any official map and for negligence and breach of contract by failing to process the record of survey in a timely manner. The citation ordered Gorge to cease and desist violating the law and to pay administrative fines to the Board in an amount totaling $1,750.00.


GRAY, RODNEY W.
Civil Engineer C 64201
Citation 5166-L
Final: July 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

Investigation determined that Rodney W. Gray violated Business and Professions Code section 6735 by failing to sign and stamp a feasibility study report that was released to his client, who then released the report to the public during a public meeting. When questioned about who was responsible, Gray and his colleagues signed and stamped the report but failed to include the date of signing and stamping. Gray was ordered to obey all laws by properly signing and stamping all final engineering reports and include the date reports are signed and stamped. Additionally, he was ordered to pay an administrative fine of $250, which has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


HAMALIAN, ANKE AVEDIS
Mechanical Engineer M 22082
Citation 5150-L
Final: December 12, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,500 fine

The Board found that Anke Avedis Hamalian of Sierra Madre, California, stamped a land surveying document with an engineering stamp that did not indicate his branch of engineering licensure. Hamalian is licensed as a mechanical engineer. Only a civil engineer licensed prior to January 1, 1982, or a licensed land surveyor is authorized to practice land surveying and stamp land surveying documents. The Board ordered Hamalian to cease and desist from violating Business and Professions Code sections 8792(a) and (i) and 6775(h) and to provide proof that his stamp complies with the requirements of Section 6764 and Board Rule 411 within 30 days and to pay an administrative fine of $1,500.00. The required proof was provided, and the administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


JENSEN, BRIAN L.
Civil Engineer C 30534
Citation 5163-L
Final: November 9, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement; $250 fine

Investigation revealed that Brian L. Jensen violated Business and Professions Code sections 8762(d) and 8772 by failing to notify the County Surveyor's Office of a pending survey and by failing to mark or tag an iron pipe he set with his land surveyor's license number. Jensen was ordered to comply with the requirements contained in Section 8762(d) by filing the survey within 30 days of the final date of the citation and assessed an administrative fine of $250. Jensen has paid the fine but has not filed the survey. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the order to pay a fine. However, Jensen has not complied with the order of abatement to file the survey.


MARTIN, MICHAEL STEPHEN (See also Accusation 501-A)
Land Surveyor L 4598
Citation 5071-L
Final: July 5, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement; $2500 fine

An investigation revealed that Michael Stephen Martin, Land Surveyor License L 4598, violated Business and Professions Code section 8762 by failing to either file a record of survey or to notify the County Surveyor's Office in writing of a delay in the filing within 90 days of setting tagged monuments. The citation ordered Martin to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $2,500.00. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


MASSOUDI, HEYDAR
Civil Engineer C 62967
Citation 5165-L
Final: July 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

Investigation determined that Heydar Massoudi violated Business and Professions Code section 6735 by failing to sign and stamp a feasibility study report that was released to his client, who then released the report to the public during a public meeting. When questioned about who was responsible, Massoudi and his colleagues signed and stamped the report but failed to include the date of signing and stamping. Massoudi was ordered to obey all laws by properly signing and stamping all final engineering reports and include both the date of expiration of his license and the date reports are signed and stamped. Additionally, he was ordered to pay an administrative fine of $250. Massoudi has complied with the order of abatement and has paid the fine. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


MASUDA, KEITH DOUGLAS (See also Accusation 737-A)
Land Surveyor L 6819
Civil Engineer C 53439
Citation 5045-L
Final: October 19, 2000
Action: Order of Abatement; $500 fine

An investigation revealed that Keith Douglas Masuda, L 6819 and C 53439, violated Business and Professions Code section 8767 by failing to resubmit a record of survey map within 60 days of the date the survey was returned for corrections by Placer County. The citation ordered Masuda to file the record of survey and pay and administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $500. Masuda has complied with both of the orders. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


MOHAMMAD, HASAN AHMAD
Civil Engineer C 45997
Citation 5142-L
Final: October 7, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $500 fine

The Board found that Hasan Ahmad Mohammad, of Fresno, California, violated Business and Professions Code Section 6749 by providing structural engineering services for a room addition to a residence without entering into a written contract. Mohammad stated he was hired by an unlicensed designer to provide services on the project but was paid directly by the homeowner. The unlicensed designer is not legally authorized to provide civil engineering services to his clients unless he has a partner who is a licensed civil engineer or is part of a business that is owned or co-owned by a licensed civil engineer. The homeowner stated the project was never completed; however, Mohammad provided the client with a refund of all of the fees paid to him concerning the project. The Board ordered Mohammad to enter into written contracts as required by Section 6749 when providing civil engineering services and to pay an administrative fine of $500. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


MURRAY, WILLIAM EARL, SR.
Land Surveyor L 4309
Citation 5154-L
Final: April 30, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,000 fine

The Board found that William Earl Murray of Morongo Valley, California, prepared two preliminary property assessment reports using his land surveyor's license number when his license was suspended pursuant to Family Code section 17520, a violation of Business and Professions Code section 8792(f). The Board ordered Murray to stop violating the law and to pay an administrative fine of $1,000. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


NICKERSON, MICHAEL RALPH
Mechanical Engineer M 23116
Citation 5093-L
Final: March 26, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement; $250 fine

A citation issued to Michael Ralph Nickerson on November 9, 2002, determined that Nickerson, a licensed mechanical engineer, provided civil engineering services without legal authorization for the design of a steel building. When the citation was served on Nickerson, he responded by stating that the building was not a fixed work and, therefore, a civil engineer would not be required to prepare the calculations. The Board's expert reviewed the evidence presented at the informal conference and concluded that the steel storage shed could only be designed by a licensed civil engineer. The expert further stated that the California Building Code requires a building permit for any building that exceeds 120 square feet. The expert stated that small structures, even storage sheds, are not exempt from the requirement of having a civil engineer perform design calculations. Based on the information provided, it was determined that the design work Nickerson provided was an isolated incident. Since it appeared he did not purposefully violate the law, the citation was modified to lower the administrative fine to $250. The administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


PRETZINGER, RICHARD THOMAS, JR. (Click here to see Accusation 637-A)
Land Surveyor L 7113
Citation 5036-L
Final: February 17, 2000
Action: $1000 fine

Investigation revealed that Richard Thomas Pretzinger Jr., of Lake Arrowhead, California, violated sections 8780 (c) and 8672 of the Professional Land Surveyor's Act. Pretzinger admitted failing to file a record of survey within 90 days of having set survey monuments and also failed to timely notify the County Surveyor in writing that he could not comply with the 90-day requirement for filing. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


SAHOTA, DARSHAN SINGH
Civil Engineer C 35403
Citation 5140-L
Final: October 7, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $250 fine

The Board found that Darshan Singh Sahota of San Jose, California, had knowingly misrepresented his knowledge of an applicant's professional qualifications and knowingly made false statements to the Board, in violation of Business and Professions Code sections 6787(b) and 499. The misrepresentations and false statements concerned Sahota's personal knowledge of the applicant's engineering abilities. Sahota was ordered to cease and desist from such violations, especially those that involve providing support to another person's application for licensure. The Board also ordered him to pay an administrative fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


SALDIVAR, CARLOS HUMBERTO
Land Surveyor L 7667
Citation 5133-L
Final: April 11, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $500 fine

The Board found that Carlos Humberto Saldivar of Mission Viejo, California, failed to file a record of survey within the 90 days, in violation of Business and Professions Code section 8762. Although Saldivar did file a corner record, it was rejected by the County because a record of survey map was required. Saldivar did not submit his survey until after he was contacted by the Board after the 90 day required submittal time period had passed. Additionally, Saldivar violated section 8759 by failing to enter into a written contract with his client before beginning to provide land surveying services. The Board ordered Saldivar to cease and desist from the violations noted above by filing records of survey in a timely manner and by entering into a written contract before commencing the provision of services. An administrative fine of $500 was assessed. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


SCOTT, RAYMOND J.
Civil Engineer C 14356
Citation 5141-L
Final: October 7, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,000 fine

The Board found that Raymond L. Scott of Santa Monica, California, failed to file a corner record within the 90 days required by Business and Professions Code sections 8762(c) and 8765. He did not file the record until approximately 9 months from the date of the survey. The Board also found that Scott violated Board Rule section 464(a)(4)(B) by failing to properly describe his monuments as being tagged on his recorded corner record. Board records show that this is the third instance Scott had failed to meet the 90-day filing requirement. The citation ordered Scott to cease and desist from the violations noted above by filing his surveys in a timely manner, and to pay an administrative fine of $1,000. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


SMITH, ROGER DEAN
Civil Engineer C 32202
Citation 5156-L
Final: April 30, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

The Board found that Roger Dean Smith of Loomis, California, violated Business and Professions Code section 6787(e). He used his expired civil engineer's license number on his letterhead, business cards, and official resume. Smith's license expired in 1988. The report which Smith prepared and signed was found not to contain civil engineering; however, Smith agreed to refund the fees paid to him by his client because of his representation that he was a licensed engineer. The citation ordered Smith to cease and desist from using his expired engineering licenses and to pay an administrative fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9 (d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


THINGGAARD, RAYMOND BRUCE
Land Surveyor L 3820
Citation 5075-L
Final: July 20, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

An investigation revealed that Raymond Bruce Thinggaard, Land Surveyor License L 3820, violated Business and Professions Code section 8767 by twice failing to timely resubmit his survey to the San Mateo County Surveyor's Office within 60 days after it was returned by the county surveyor for revisions. The citation ordered Thinggaard to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $250.00.


VOORHEIS, DONALD
Land Surveyor L 3447
Citation 5101-L
Final: May 26, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement

Investigation determined that Donald Voorheis violated Business and Professions Code section 8762(d) by failing to either file a record of survey to record monuments set on two properties located in Los Angeles County or send a letter to the County Surveyor advising that there would be a delay in his filing a survey on the properties. Voorheis was ordered to complete the recordation of his survey. He has complied with the order of abatement.


WARRECKER, RONALD LOUIS (See also Accusation 719-A)
Land Surveyor L 5203
Citation 5044-L
Final: June 26, 2000
Action: Order of Abatement; $500 fine

Investigation revealed that Ronald Louis Warrecker, of Long Beach, California, violated sections 8780(c) and 8762 (e) of the Business and Professions Code by failing to record a survey, identified as Record of Survey 92-1054 submitted to the Orange County Surveyors Office, in which he set monuments and established boundary lines that were described only by deed and were not shown or established on official maps of record. The Board ordered Warrecker to record the record of survey and assessed an administrative fine of $500.


WILKE, FRED EDWARD
Land Surveyor L 5032
Citation 5104-L
Final: March 3, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement; $250 fine

On February 28, 2002, the Board cited Fred Edward Wilke, of Jackson, California. Following an informal conference, some allegations were dropped, and the Board issued a Modified Citation Order on December 6, 2002. Wilke appealed that order. A hearing was held on November 8, 2004, at which time it was found that, in October 1999, Wilke surveyed a fence line in Amador County. The owners wanted to sell the property but were aware there was an issue regarding the southern boundary. The existing fence line was being used by the owners and the neighbor to the south as the property division, but the owners had learned years earlier that the actual boundary was to the south. They wanted to reach an agreement with the neighbor, perhaps making the fence line the new boundary between the properties. Wilke set at least 10 monuments at the top of the fence posts along the fence line. The fence had old, wood fence posts, some held up by the wire fencing. Monuments were not set in or near the ground. According to Wilke, it is a common practice in Amador County to place monuments on wood fence posts. Business and Professions Code section 8771 (a) requires that "Monuments set shall be sufficient in number and durability . . . so as not to be readily disturbed, to assure . . . the perpetuation of any point or line of the survey." Wilke set the monuments on old fence posts, at least some of which were not stable. He offered no explanation for not setting more durable monuments. Modified Citation Number 5104-L, which ordered Wilke to obey all laws relating to the practice of land surveying and to pay an administrative fine of $250, was affirmed. The administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.