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Tim Cassan new Deputy Examiner of Surveys

posted Jul 25, 2016, 9:00 AM by Kathy Carr
The Property Registry (TPR) welcomes Tim Cassan as a Deputy Examiner of Surveys. Cassan will work from TPR’s Brandon district office and is the first Deputy Examiner of Surveys to be based in western Manitoba.
 As one of two Deputy Examiners of Surveys, Cassan will be responsible for reviewing and approving survey plans submitted to The Property Registry for official examination, acceptance and registration into the Manitoba Land Title Registry. He’ll also provide guidance to six plan examination staff at The Property Registry, the Province of Manitoba’s service provider for official survey and land title records.
“This is the first time a Deputy Examiner of Surveys will be based outside of Winnipeg,” said Paul Burtnick, Examiner of Surveys at TPR. “We traditionally examined paper plans in the same building, because it didn’t make sense to transport them back and forth to different offices. Our survey examination process is evolving though, and that’s creating new opportunities for the way we do that work.”
Last month, TPR launched a new electronic survey examination tool, Plan Deposit Submission. Instead of submitting paper copies of survey plan deposits, survey firms around Manitoba can now submit electronic ones. Burtnick and the other survey staff can then examine the digital files from any of TPR’s six offices.
“Now that we can do electronic examinations, we’re in a position where we can hire plan examination experts from around Manitoba and they won’t have to move to Winnipeg,” said Burtnick. “For our clients in western Manitoba, having Tim in Brandon means they’ll be able to receive the customer service they need closer to home.”
The Property Registry’s Brandon office is their second-largest location. With Cassan’s appointment, TPR clients will now have the option to visit either the Brandon or the Winnipeg office to have their survey plans approved.
Cassan has worked in the land surveying industry in the United Kingdom, British Columbia and Manitoba. He earned his commission as a Manitoba Land Surveyor in 2010. Before moving to The Property Registry, Cassan worked as a Manitoba Land Surveyor at Caltech Surveys (MB) in Virden, MB.
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