Disciplinary actions: Engineers, land surveyors, and on–site

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

January 2016

Land Surveying

Michael S. Mahoney — San Bruno, CA

  • Findings:
    • Failed to complete required 30 hours of professional development hours (PDH) at time of renewal.
    • Failed to provide proof of required PDH.
    • Failed to respond to board’s requests for information.
    • Failed to respond to Statement of Charges.
  • Action:
    • $500 fine.
    • 24 month suspension, in effect for the first 9 months, additional 15 months stayed if he complies with other sanctions.
    • Must complete 30 hours of PDH.

August 2015

Professional Land Surveying

Benjamin Hodde — Pasco

  • Finding:
    • Failed to file a record of survey within 90 days.
    • Failed to remain in contact with his client.
    • Failed to respond to Board’s request for information.
    • Failed to timely respond to Statement of Charges.
  • Action:
    • $5000 fine
    • License suspended through December 28, 2016.
    • Refund $600 fee to client and provide proof to Board.
    • Remove evidence in the form of monuments set during the course of survey, if any, and provide to the Board proof of removal.
    • Before license can be reinstated, must comply with sanctions and take and pass the State Specific 2–hour PLS exam.

Professional Land Surveying

G. Phil Sargent —Sumner

  • Finding:
    • During a random audit, it was found that Mr. Sargent failed to complete the required 30 continuing professional hours by the time of his license renewal. Mr. Sargent did complete the required hours after being contacted.
  • Action:
    • $250 fine
    • License suspended for 6–months (stayed).

Unlicensed Land Surveying

David Wilson — Clayton

  • Finding:
    • Performed field measurements and prepared a drawing for a boundary line adjustment, showing “found” monuments, in Stevens County.
    • Performed a boundary line survey, including the marking of property corners in Spokane County.
  • Action:
    • Cease and desist from offering to provide and/or providing land surveying services in Washington.
    • $2000 fine.
    • Must provide a full accounting of all projects, surveys, or services provided that included the marking of property boundaries, recovering property corners, preparing maps of property boundaries, or making an analysis or recommendations to clients on the locations of property boundaries or encroachments.

June 2015

On–site (unlicensed)

Charles Pollmar — Bainbridge Island

  • Finding:
    • Performed on–site designing services when his license to practice was expired.
  • Action:
    • $500 fine
    • Agrees to obtain the required 30 hours of Professional Development Hours for each 2–year period as long as he maintains active licensure as an on-site designer.

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