• How Commercial Development Can Increase Tax Rateables

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    Elizabeth Bell

    COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives. With staggering rates of unemployment, some states still shut down and the threat of a second wave, many entities are looking for ways to boost their local economies. One group working to develop a strong tax base is the Alliance for Balanced Growth (ABG). The ABG is ... Read More

  • Engineering a Safe Back to School

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    Alexis Eades

    Engineering a New Normal It’s the end of September, and the past month has been very different for everyone. Across the country, schools have not agreed whether to be online, in-person, or hybrid. Each district has chosen a different path. Public, private, K-12, university, every school is dealing with the uncertainty that has become such ... Read More

  • The Role of the Utility Coordinator

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    Elizabeth Bell

    Many utilities occupy public rights-of-way. While some sit above ground, others run hidden underground. These utilities may have been there for decades or recently installed unbeknownst to others. So, it should come as no surprise that it can be challenging to identify what utilities exist, where they are and who owns each one. In fact, ... Read More

  • A Tribute to One in a Million

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    Alexis Eades

    Who He Is Introducing Elhosein “Sam” Baratou, a man who has shown dedication, passion, and commitment throughout his career and is about to retire. He’s brought his industry knowledge, reputation, and grit to Maser Consulting. Sam Baratou has over 25 years of experience in Geotechnical and construction quality assurance and materials testing, the last ten ... Read More

  • Where’s Wygant 2020

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    Maraliese Beveridge

    When Clay Wygant first came to Maser Consulting, it was his job to develop a Mobile LiDAR division. So, this geospatial man-on-the-move began by setting out with his crew and a RIEGL VMX 450 mobile mapper atop his truck, zig-zagging and scanning his way across the country! In fact, he traversed to so many places ... Read More

  • Growth Through Change

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    Alexis Eades

    You might remember feeling a little melancholy on the last day of school as a kid, knowing that your time with that teacher and class was ending. You might have felt nervous the night before your first day in your job, or on your wedding day, or about all the changes that COVID sparked. The ... Read More