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Weekly Highlights: April 12, 2019

Post Date:04/12/2019 4:48 PM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

On April 9, 2019, Commission approved the adoption of the Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan. This plan includes a comprehensive analysis of the entire 81.6 acres and provides recommendations for future services and amenities. The plan will be implemented in phases, with the top priorities being utility infrastructure, building renovations, and parking improvements.

Just a reminder that the Flashlight and "Egg"Normous Egg Hunts are coming up this weekend on April 12 & 13! We don't want anyone to miss out on the epic hunt for eggs (they go fast), so please visit www.CityofNorthPort.com/EggHunt for a detailed event schedule.

The public is invited to join Parks & Recreation on April 20 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for free Yoga class in the Garden of Five Senses to celebrate NationalParkRX Day! Don't forget to bring your mat or towel!

Purchasing staff performed procurement training for several City departments.

Payroll staff participated in the American Payroll Association webinar "Payroll Record Keeping-What Must We Keep?"

Staff attended the City Commission Workshop "City Fees - Changes only for Fiscal Year 2020".

Utilities staff provided a training session with the NPPD to demonstrate the capabilities of the TV truck.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast brought students to the North Port Utilities Waste Water Treatment Facility to tour equipment and operations. 

IT Completed 76 Service Tickets.

IT provided technical support for a Planning & Zoning Advisory Board Meeting a Regular Commission Meeting and a Commission Workshop.

North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 191 incidents. These responses included, two residential fires, three outside fires, 146 EMS calls, 14 service calls, 12 good intent calls, and 14 false alarms.

NDS BUILDING - Zoning staff conducted 66 zoning related inspections

NDS PLANNING - Community and Urban Market Gardens presented at Commission Meeting

NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - closed 124 cases for code violations

NPPD hosting a Social Media Digital Defense, taught by Detective Lee Wallace, educating parents about on-line enticement located at the Morgan Center open to the public 

NPPD hosting a 2 day course on Taser (Controlled Energy Weapon) Instructor training course, taught by AXON. Twenty-five in attendance from law enforcement agencies around the state, to include 3 of our members

Two Interns completing their final phase of Internship with the North Port Police Department, one majoring in Criminal Justice and the other majoring in Homeland Security both completing their required 150 contact hours with a law enforcement agency   

Staff will present the Eminent Domain Resolution for the acquisition of the pond sites needed for the Price Boulevard Widening at the Road and Drainage Governing Body Commission Meeting on April 23, 2019.

Received the 90% design plans for the Biscayne Drive Bicycle Lanes Extension on April 8, 2019.

The Tropicaire Boulevard Multi-Use Path neighborhood meeting was held on April 2, 2019.

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • GMAC Summer Camp registration is up 27% from the same time last year and teen camp registrations are up 34%!  Camp openings are filling up fast so register today! For camp and registration information, check out www.CityofNorthPort.com/Camp.
  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 33 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 7 annual memberships, 7 one-month memberships, 3 three-month memberships, 13 DFY memberships, and 3 city employee memberships. 
  • A total of 1,355 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 28 facility rentals for a total of 87.75 hours, 11 Scout House rentals for a total of 26.5 hours, and 7 pavilion rentals for a total of 17 hours.
  • Parks & Recreation staff facilitated 7.75 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week.
  • Thank you to all Departments that participated in the Great Basket Challenge! More than 270 baskets were collected!
  • The Flashlight and "Egg"Normous Egg Hunts are coming up on April 12 & 13! More information is available at www.CityofNorthPort.com/EggHunt.
  • Parks & Recreation will host a Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 17 at 5:30 pm.
  • Projects in progress include: Atwater shade installation, Boundless Adventures Playground Phase II; North Port Aquatic Center; CAPRA Accreditation and completion of new youth league agreements.
  • Parks & Grounds completed the monthly irrigation inspection at the Skate Park and repaired several irrigation heads at the Canine Club Dog Park.
  • Parks & Grounds also completed the monthly playground inspections at LaBrea and Highland Ridge Parks as well as a quarterly walk-through with Sarasota County.
  • Landscaping of the hedges was completed at the Morgan Center and Garden of the Five Senses, as well as the planting of new shrubs at the Morgan Center and the Canine Club.
  • Parks & Grounds also repaired a broken fence at the Skate Park.
  • The Aquatic Center team met with CINTAS and Dale Reps to start pricing contractual services for First Aide and Emergency Response equipment.
  • The Aquatic team also began compiling all of the potential facility rules, procedures, manuals, and EAP's. A program and event outline was drafted and the FY20 Budget for the Aquatic Center was submitted for review.
  • The Aquatic Center team met with the local North Port swim team coach to explore what the swim team scheduling needs would be.
  • Parks & Recreation posted five news releases and updated four department landing pages on the website; including the release of a new Parks search function which allows users to filter Parks based on amenities.
  • Staff will be at the North Port High School Career Day on April 26 to share information about current and future job openings with the department. The department is currently hiring Counselors for the Summer Camp program. To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northportfl.

FINANCE

  • Processed 266 invoices and paid 129 vendors totaling $1,888,025.62 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $845,594.64 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 10 purchase orders, 5 p-card approvals, and 26 vendor/contract updates.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll change notices and completed quarter end.
  • Staff conducted 94 lien searches.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Audited p-card statements.

UTILITIES

  • Staff met with engineers and contractors for the pre-construction meeting for the Cranberry Bridge Crossing Water Main Replacement. Scheduled to begin on May. 6th.
  • Staff also met with engineers and contractors for the pre-construction meeting for the Salford/Cocoplum Bridge Crossing Water Main Replacement. Scheduled to begin on May. 6th.
  • City Commission issued proclamations for Water Conservation Month and Water Professionals Month.
  • Social media posts have begun to highlight Water Conservation Month and ways to conserve water.
  • City of North Port also accepted Wyland’s National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge
  • Social media posts have begun to encourage residents to take the pledge online.
  • Email to all City staff was sent out regarding the campaign.
  • Quarter page flyers have been produced, and distribution has begun to City buildings.
  • Mike Vuolo provided a training session with the NPPD to demonstrate the capabilities of the TV truck. Live video feed can be utilized in the event a suspect throws evidence down a storm drain or septic system.
  • Staff traveled to Tampa for Programmable Logic Controllers which will be utilized in the SW Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Odyssey delivered two chlorine tanks which will be replaced at the Water Treatment Plant.
  • Presentation submitted and presented to PUAB addressing questions regarding Wastewater Expansion and alternatives to septic systems.
  • Reclaimed water lines at Spring Haven are complete and will start connecting to homes.
  • Permit has been approved for car wash at Sumter/Price to use reclaimed water.
  • Storm drain has been placed under deflections at US41 and McCabe St.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters will be touring Waste Water Plant (Friday)

IT

  • IT continues the implementation projects of TRACKiT and GovQA
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project and the co-locating of Fire 26/86 Stations.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PLANNING

  • Attended PPI Committee Meeting
  • SDR Meeting held for Oasis at West Villages
  • Received 9 new submittals for current and new projects

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • 152 Initial Inspections
  • 10 Verbal Warnings
  • 86 Notices of Public Nuisance
  • 176 Re-inspections
  • 124 Cases Closed
  • 306 Telephone Calls

BUILDING

  • issued 20 new house permits
  • Issued 89 miscellaneous permits
  • reviewed 37 spot surveys
  • reviewed 15 as built surveys 

POLICE

  • Chief attending the Florida Police Chief's Association Seminar
  • Staff attend safety committee meeting
  • Staff complete oral board interviews for new Victim Advocate civilian position
  • Citizen Public Safety Academy class held at Knight's Trail
  • Telecommunications - 501 - Calls for service, 98 - Calls via 911, 6:13 - Average "call received to 1st dispatch”
  • Records - 5 extensive public records requests

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 191 incidents. These responses included, two residential fires, three outside fires, 146 EMS calls, 14 service calls, 12 good intent calls, and 14 false alarms.
  • North Port residents called in three smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 15 detectors and replaced 15 batteries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $3,668.41in EMS supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue developing and updating the department S.O.G.’s.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue to submit pictures and video to the City Public Information Officer for posting on the City web site.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended Hot Dogs and Hurricane Prep at Harbor Cove.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided coverage at a high school baseball game at the Braves stadium.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the new CAD and mobile dispatch meeting at the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center.
  • North Port Fire Rescue attended Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel met with a representative from Bayflite for review of patient transfer processes.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel administered written exams to paramedics currently being evaluated for advancement to charge paramedic status.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided CPR/AED training to participants of the North Port Citizens Public Safety Academy.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted fire inspector interviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a pre-Application Meeting regarding the Oasis at West Villages, Phase III; PRE-19-069.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one special event permit fire and life safety inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed 12 commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved two special event permits.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one formal consultation with the Atlanta Braves representatives regarding their project.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed two master site development plan reviews for the West Villages Welcome Center; MAS-19-035 and the Tire Kingdom/Coastal Car Wash;    MAS-18-127, two infrastructure plan reviews for The Preserve, Phase III; INF-17-111 and the Preto Boulevard Extension; INF-18-293, one Village Index Map Amendment Plan Review; VIA-19-064 and one Village District Pattern Plan Review; VDPP-17-160.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one fire alarm final acceptance testing and inspection, two fire and life safety inspections, one fire sprinkler rough-hydro inspection, one site visit and one fire underground rough inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed a fire and life safety inspection for issuance of two re-issue certificate of occupancies.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 23 annual and 11 follow-up inspections.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed six LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff distributed two bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff referred one client to St. Vincent De Paul for FPL assistance utilizing external funding
  • Staff completed 94 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 11 prescreens for financial assistance

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Design and permitting are underway for the US 41 Access Road Linear Parking - North Side.
  • The contractor completed drainage work on Parkmount Terrace and began work on North Port Boulevard.
  • Design is underway for sidewalks on San Mateo Drive and Price Boulevard.
  • The contractor began work on the Grid 205 (North Cranberry Boulevard area) drainage improvements.
  • Sidewalk construction continues along Eldron Avenue/Crittendon Street.
  • Received for review the 90% plans for the Price Boulevard Widening Design on March 29, 2019.
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