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Weekly Highlights: November 16, 2018

Post Date:11/16/2018 4:21 PM


IT continued the implementation process of a new door security system.  Client software installation and training sessions are to follow.

IT completed 53 service requests, which represent a variety of software and hardware support services that allow City staff to work through issues to provide a consistent work product.

IT sponsored GIS Day at City Hall.  GIS Day is an annual international event where we celebrate and showcase the technology of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), its uses, impact and benefit on our lives

IT provided technical support for a Regular Commission Meeting


  • Staff attended training on the City’s new Trackit Software for permits.
  • Inserts for the Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program began going out in the Utilities bills.
  • Staff attended New Comers Day, providing information and engaging North Port Residents on Utilities services and water quality.
  • Field Operations staff continued water system adjustments to improve efficiency and flow through the water distribution system.
  • Field Operations staff completed the construction of the water distribution system looping on Tonkin Dr. and Luau St. final completion for the project is anticipated in the next few weeks.
  • Field Operations began construction of the water distribution system looping project on Natrona Dr. which will directional a new water line along Natrona Dr. to eliminate three dead end lines.
  • North Port hosted the Peace River Manasota Water Supply Authority Administrative Staff Meeting this week.
  • Staff participated in ICS meetings to wrap up the Halloween Trick or Treat at City Hall event and plan for the upcoming Poinsettia Parade and Festival.
  • Staff attended a progress meeting for the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • The injection phase of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well project continued with approximately 56 million gallons having been put down the well to date.
  • WTP Rain Update: The Water Treatment Plant received 0.21 inches of rain this week.


  • Processed 149 invoices and paid 70 vendors totaling $330,135.19 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $969,775.49 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Completed 23 purchase orders, 18 p-card requests, 3 sole sources, and 37 vendor updates.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll for 600 employees.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Audited purchasing card statements.
  • Performed 53 lien searches.
  • Accounting staff attended the TRAKiT user training.
  • Accounting staff attended the PFM Webinars “Long Term Strategies Investing Beyond Fixed Income” and “Tools for Developing a Successful Investment Program.”


  • The Property Standards Division conducted 84 initial inspections, two verbal warnings, 68 notices of Ordinance violations, 222 re- inspections and closed 180 cases.
  • The Building Division issued 60 miscellaneous permits, 50 new house permits, and three commercial permits.
  • Commission approved two special event assistance program applications - one for Chariots for Charity and the other for Friends of the Shannon Staub library.
  • Staff presented a discussion item on vacation of easements. Commission directed staff to amend the ordinance to allow for a waiver of fees by commission.
  • Two applications for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program were approved by commission for a match. They will be sent to the state to you for approval.
  • Staff participated in GIS day and helped educate the community about what GIS is.  It was a great success!
  • PVA be recommended approval of the plat for the Preserve Phase 2.
    Staff completed review of ordinances for an update to the CIE element of the comprehensive plan and to allow pawn shops in Activity Center 1.


  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 162 incidents. These responses included, two vehicle fires, and one outside fire, 107 EMS calls, four hazardous conditions, 26 service calls, nine good intent calls, and 13 false alarms.
  • North Port residents called in 25 smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 137 detectors, replaced 151 batteries, and installed five detectors.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 29 P-card transactions and processed 19 invoices totaling $43,089.33 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the 70th Annual Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association Conference in Coral Springs, Florida.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved three Special Event Permits and one Temporary Use Permit.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed the review of Major Area Site Plans for Heartland Dental at West Villages; MAS 18-186, Capital Improvement Projects for Blue Ridge Park Parking Lot; CIP 18-254 and Community Education Center Parking Lot; CIP 18-258.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted one Fire and Life Safety Inspection for the Rock Box Music School 2018 Recital Special Event Permit and one for the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club Special Event Permit for the Outdoor Fireworks Display.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed eight 13D Residential Sprinkler Fire Underground Inspections and one Commercial Outdoor Patio Fence Extension.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed a Fire and Life Safety inspection for issuance of one Change of Occupancy.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted three formal site visits of the Atlanta Braves Construction Area.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed four annual and two follow-up inspections.


  • Training continues – Sarasota Criminal Justice Academy holding a FDLE Line Supervision Course (80-hour course) here at the department, instructed by our instructors, over 20 other agencies in attendance
  • Chief attending the FBINA Executive Board meeting       
  • Chief in conjunction with leadership staff attending the SWAT Roundup International competition to accept the NPPD Bearcat on display
  • All sworn personnel attending firearms qualifications and tunicate/celox training
  • Staff attend Veterans Recognition Ceremony in City Hall Chambers
  • Staff attend 12 Days of Giving meeting with the Elf committee
  • Staff attend CHAT meeting held at NPPD
  • Staff posting lots of requests for needs of volunteers for the up and coming holidays
  • Crime Scene:   2 Crime Scenes, 19 items submitted to outside labs, CSI Wallish training continuing
  • Records: 5 - Extensive records requests continues
  • Property & Evidence: 20 items returned to owner/next-of-kin, 16 Items prepared for destruction, 100% inventory continues; error checking.
  • Telecommunication: 442 Citizen Calls for service, 190 Case numbers pulled, 96 calls via 911, 10:44 minutes average call received to 1st dispatch, PST Minneci training continuing – radio phase


  • Staff processed 29 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 10 annual memberships, 4 D-Fy memberships, 1 student membership, 6 city employee memberships, 2 three-month memberships, and 6 one-month memberships. 
  • The Community Centers were closed on Monday in observance of Veteran’s day. A total of 896 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made during the remainder of the week to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 22 facility rentals for a total of 40.25 hours, 13 Scout House rentals for a total of 26 hours, and 8 pavilion rentals for a total of 19 hours.
  • Staff facilitated 21 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week, and provided instruction for Master Chef Jr., TRX training, and Rising Stars.
  • Staff repaired chain link fencing at the Canine Club and organized/cleaned the warehouse behind the Pan Am building offices.
  • Staff trimmed back vegetation and plants at Warm Mineral Springs Park Koi ponds and provided support for the Brown Bag horticultural class at the Garden of 5 Senses.
  • Staff created the graphic design collateral for monthly digital advertising and approved radio scripts related to upcoming events.
  • Staff worked with Purchasing to secure procurement approval for various capital projects, annual supply needs and yard waste disposal services.
  • Staff is busy preparing for the ribbon cutting celebrations for the Blue Ridge Park playground and Boundless Adventures playground, and is finalizing logistics for the Poinsettia Parade and Festival.
  • On November 14th, Parks and Recreation hosted the HR Wellness Fair at the Mullen Center facility for over 200 employees.
  • Registration is open for Poinsettia Parade entries, Winter Camp, Rockin’ Run and Roll 5K, and Winter Slam 3 on 3 tournament.
  • Projects in progress include: Boundless Adventures Playground; North Port Aquatic Center; development of school board interlocal for use of parking; Blue Ridge Park playground equipment replacement;  CAPRA Accreditation; completion of new youth league agreements; Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Trail; Blue Ridge Park parking lot improvements; Community Education Center parking lot improvements; and Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan.


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