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Weekly Highlights: December 14, 2018

Post Date:12/14/2018 4:43 PM

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • The Property Standards Division conducted 141 initial inspections, six verbal warnings, 89 notices of Ordinance violations, 97 re- inspections and closed 94 cases.
  • The Building Division reviewed 65 miscellaneous permits, and 30 new house permits

PUBLIC WORKS

  • A depression in the road was repaired on Chamberlain Boulevard and Arena Lane due to settling of a drainage pipe that was installed by a private contractor.
  • Using the Menzi Muck mowed a total of 8,120 Linear Feet in the following retention ditches:
  • R-36B near Alwood Street
  • R-592 near Woodrose Street
  • R-146 Woodridge Avenue
  • R-083 Kalish Avenue.
  • 2,955 Linear Feet was graded in Grid 205B located off of Saybrook Avenue
  • Completed grading and tracking on Retention Ditch R-44 near Spisak Avenue.

UTILITIES

  • Staff participated in 12 Days of Giving effort at the Poinsettia Festival and Parade.
  • The third phase of four wrapped up on the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Influent Channel Coating Project.
  • Staff attended the pre-bid meeting for the Bridge Mounted Water Main Replacement Project at Cranberry Boulevard going over the Snover Waterway.
  • Staff attended the preconstruction meeting for Project No. 2019-13 Water Transmission Expansion – MCWTP to Ortiz Blvd. Phase 1.
  • Engineering staff was onsite for testing and final walkthrough of infrastructure for Gran Paradiso Townhomes Phase II.
  • Field Operations staff completed North Port’s portion of work for the new metered interconnect with Charlotte County Utilities.  The project will be completed once Charlotte County installs their portion of water main to the interconnect.
  • Work continued in the Cristobal area off Biscayne for the Inflow and Infiltration Project.  Crews worked to line existing sewer mains, sealing cracks then performed post lining televising of the new lines.
  • Water plant operators resurfaced the floor in the high service pump room.
  • WTP Rain Update: The Water Treatment Plant received 0.47 inches of rain this week.

FINANCE

  • Processed 328 invoices and paid 118 vendors totaling $727,676.49 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $1,049,793.77 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll for 625 employees.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Audited purchasing card statements.
  • Closed November month-end.
  • Prepared audit workpapers.
  • Attended the Bank of America Webinar “A Conversation With Our Fraud and Cybersecurity Experts”.
  • Interviewed employees for the Staff Assistant II position.

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Staff processed 30 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 8 annual memberships, 5 city employee memberships, 8 D-FY memberships, 5 three-month memberships, and 4 one-month memberships. 
  • A total of 962 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 20 facility rentals for a total of 35.25 hours, 9 Scout House rentals for a total of 22.5 hours, and 7 pavilion rentals for a total of 20 hours.
  • Staff facilitated 13.5 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week, and provided instruction for TRX, Senior Fitness and Run Club.
  • Staff prepped the Garden of Five Senses park by filling and grading around the new playground, trimming & lifting trees, pressure washing sidewalks & pavilion and cleaning construction debris.
  • The Poinsettia Parade and Festival was held on Saturday, December 8th with approximately 7,000 in attendance.
  • Registration is open for Winter Camp, Rockin’ Run and Roll 5K, and Winter Slam 3 on 3 tournament.
  • The ribbon cutting for the new Boundless Adventures Playground will be held on December 15th at 9am, at the Garden of the 5 Senses.
  • Projects in progress include: Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Trail; Blue Ridge Park parking lot improvements; Community Education Center parking lot improvements; Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan; Boundless Adventures Playground; North Port Aquatic Center; development of school board interlocal for use of parking; CAPRA Accreditation; completion of new youth league agreements.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT completed 60 Service Tickets.
  • IT participated in a review of Budgeting Software for the Finance Department
  • IT provided technical support for a Commission Districts Meeting and a Commission Regular Meeting. 
  • IT continued work on a new application called TRAKiT.  TRAKiT is scheduled to go live in June 2019 and will enhance and modernize the software that Neighborhood Development Services uses to serve its customers.
  • IT continued work on a new Public Records Request Management system for the City Clerk’s office. The GovQA application will provide centralized tracking, billing, redaction and response functionality for citizens making public record requests.
  • An IT Staff Member attended MVP Days, Microsoft Flow Conference 2018.  This is a full day webinar that educates and trains on the Microsoft products of Flow, PowerBI and PowerApps. These are all software applications designed to assist and improve the integration of apps, the collection of business information data and to learn how to create your own apps.
  • IT deployed their newly created Holiday Parade Float Voting App, in time for use in the Poinsettia Day Parade.
  • IT assisted with the rollout of a software product by ImageTrend.  This program assists with the tracking of Fire Calls and replaces an older FireHouse Call Tracking.
  • Several IT Staff Members attended an OpenGov budgeting software demonstration.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed 10 LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff referred two clients to St. Vincent De Paul for NPU assistance utilizing external funding
  • Staff completed one Season of Sharing (SOS) rental application for financial rent assistance
  • Staff completed 158 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 11 prescreens for financial assistance

*Note: some departments are missing from the highlights this week. Thank you for understanding!*

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