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Weekly Highlights: May 24, 2019

Post Date:05/24/2019 4:39 PM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

PARKS AND REC

  • Kids to Parks Day was held on May 18, with 50 children participating. At the same time, Newcomer Day was held from 10am-12pm at the George Mullen Activity Center. Vendor space was sold out, and approximately 400 people stopped by to learn more about our great community.
  • Parks & Recreation is hiring! Several positions were posted to the City of North Port career site for lifeguards, rec attendants, and pool technicians. If you're interested in being a part of our team, apply today.

FINANCE

  • Purchasing staff worked on Disaster Preparedness vendor updates.
  • Accounting staff participated in the Institute of Finance & Management's Accounts Payable & Procure-To-Pay Conference.

UTILITIES

  • Utilities staff was on site for sanitary sewer testing at the West Villages Wastewater Plant.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • NDS BUILDING - Zoning staff conducted 193 zoning related inspections
  • NDS PLANNING & ZONING - SDR Meeting - Palm Port Apartment Development
  • NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Closed 68 cases for code violations

POLICE

  • The North Port Police Department is out in full force, cracking down on seat belt violations and issuing citations to anyone caught traveling without a buckled seat belt or transporting unrestrained children. This is a part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. Our law enforcement officers are working to spread the message that seat belts save lives. Take those extra few seconds to buckle up, and it just might save your life.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 178 incidents. These responses included, one residential fire, one outside fire, 131 EMS calls, four hazardous conditions, 18 service calls, 11 good intent calls, and 12 false alarms.

IT

  • IT Completed 57 Service Tickets.
  • IT Attended a Share Point Virtual Summit hosted by Microsoft.
  • IT met with representatives from each department to begin a transitioning plan for the launch of NPWEB 2.0 (our City Intranet site)

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff distributed six bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed seven LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding

PUBLIC WORKS

  • The Biscayne Drive Bicycle Lanes 100% plans were received on May 22, 2019, for review and comments.
  • Staff completed the 60% design and performed a field review to assess drainage modifications needed to fit the Price Boulevard and San Mateo Drive sidewalk.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Insurance Service Office/Community Rating System Program approved the City of North Port annual Community Rating System Re-certification report and Floodplain Management Plan.
  • The Road Bond contract has officially been completed and closed.

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

PARKS AND REC

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 24 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 6 annual memberships, 7 one-month memberships, 7 three-month membership, 3 city employee memberships, and 1 D-Fy membership.
  • A total of 1,191 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • Community Centers facilitated 9.5 hours of Community Service.
  • There were 23 facility rentals for a total of 50.5 hours, 12 Scout House rentals for a total of 25.5 hours, and 5 pavilion rentals for a total of 14 hours.
  • Teen Talk was held on May 16, with 30 teens in attendance.
  • T-Rec Fun Day was held at the George Mullen Activity Center on Monday, May 20, with 15 teens and adults participating in games and physical activities.
  • Summer Camps start up on June 3!  Week One of teen camp still has space available.  This year GMAC has 10% more registrations that 2018 and Teen Camp is up 5% from 2018.
  • Staff from the Aquatics team met with a personal trainer from Aqua Logix to discuss future programming opportunities.
  • The Aquatics team also went through a StarGuard Elite Online Portal training with their client representative.
  • Aquatic Staff finalized the concessions menu and will be moving forward with an RFQ.
  • A private swim lesson program proposal has been developed and is ready for review.
  • Staff attended purchasing and procurement training and also are currently assisting with supplying the supplemental evidence requests from CAPRA.
  • Parks maintenance repaired a number of items this week, including a gate at the LaBrea ball field, a gopher tortoise sign at McKibben Park, as well as the sign at the North Port Skate Park.
  • The maintenance team also installed an “Alligator in Area” sign near  the Canine Club parking area. In addition, the park was also recently treated for ants.
  • Landscaping continues, with tall vegetation along the fence line at Oaks Park being mowed, wood-chips at McKibben Park being leveled, wood-chips at Pine Park and the sand volleyball court being groomed, and new flowering plants added to the Morgan Center.
  • Parks Maintenance also gave Warm Mineral Springs Park a little uplift, with the installation of mulch and stone to the front landscaping at Warm Mineral Springs.
  • Staff gave a presentation about the history of Warm Mineral Springs Park to the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron on May 23.
  • Staff also revised and sent live a number of new pages on the website this week, including the Bike & Skate Competition Landing Page, an Aquatic Center Sponsorship Page, as well as revised Tribute and Main Department Landing Page.

POLICE

NPPD TELECOMMUNICATIONS STATS

05/16 – 05/22/2019

  • 496 - Calls for service
  • 1334 - Calls for service to include officer self-initiated events
  • 101 - Calls via 911
  • 01:35 - Average “call receive to call-taking finished”
  • 8:22 - Average “call received to 1st dispatch”

FINANCE

  • Processed 290 invoices and paid 134 vendors totaling $1,093,295.69 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $1,386,818.40 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 12 purchase orders, 6 p-card approvals, 27 vendor/contract updates, and 42 Lextree updates.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll change notices.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Conducted 81 lien searches.
  • Audited p-card statements.

UTILITIES

  • Utilities staff was on site for sanitary sewer testing at the West Villages Wastewater Plant.
  • Utilities Engineering staff attended the Hampton Inn groundbreaking.
  • Staff attended Bobcat Force Main 60% design review.
  • Structural evaluation of Water Treatment Plant was completed.
  • Charettes throughout the week with Stantec regarding new administration building.
  • Utilities staff working on a presentation for the Water Quality Summit to be held June 5th at Riverview Highschool.
  • Biweekly meeting was held with West Villages.
  • Staff attended San Mateo design kick off meeting.
  • 60% plan review meeting for 2020 Looping Project was held.
  • Bolander Terrace line tap was completed, and line was pulled to Lift Station.
  • Horizontal directional drilling was completed at Cocoplum waterway on Salford Blvd.
  • Horizontal directional drilling was also completed at the Snover waterway on Cranberry Blvd.
  • Dry season samples were collected along the Myakkahatchee Creek by Stantec and Utilities staff for a Water Research Foundation study.
  • Meter change outs and register exchanges continue throughout the city.
  • Staff continues to participate in CPR training.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PLANNING

  • Preconstruction Meeting for Cocoplum Village Shops expansion
  • FDEP Environmental Services Expo and Education Program
  • 16 projects currently under review with 6 additional projects preparing for review

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • 79         Initial Inspections

Verbal Warning

  • 49         Notices of Violation
  • 104         Re-inspections
  • 68         Cases Closed
  • 222         Telephone Calls

BUILDING

  • Issued 24 new house permits
  • Issued 76 miscellaneous permits
  • reviewed 27 spot surveys
  • reviewed 34 as built surveys 

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 178 incidents. These responses included, one residential fire, one outside fire, 131 EMS calls, four hazardous conditions, 18 service calls, 11 good intent calls, and 12 false alarms.
  • North Port residents called in 13 smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 57 detectors and replaced 56 batteries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 31 P-card transactions and processed five invoices totaling $65,561.00 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $2,564.35 in EMS supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue developing and updating the department Standard Operating Guidelines (S.O.G.).
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue to submit pictures and video to the City Public Information Officer for posting to the City web site.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the Hampton Inn ground breaking ceremony.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended our annual awards ceremony.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the fire and EMS dispatch protocol meeting.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed phone interviews for Firefighter EMT candidates.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided fire alarm control panel response and restoration, fire department connection and sprinkler system training and updates to department personnel.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided annual business notifications and checklists to six local business owners for their upcoming required annual inspections for the month of July.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a pre-application meeting for the Skile Road Property; PRE-19-098, Convenience Store at W Price and N Cranberry Boulevards; PRE-19-107 and WAWA – North Port; PRE-19-110.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved one special event permit.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed five commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one formal consultation with the representative of the Atlanta Braves clubhouse project.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one fire sprinkler final and acceptance test and one fire underground rough inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 31 annual and 21 follow-up inspections.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the North Port High School Graduation and Project Graduation.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended new comer day.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel hosted a Citizen Public Safety Academy and reviewed the flowing of hose line and search and rescue techniques. Citizens were then allowed to practice learned techniques at Station 81.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided CPR/AED Choking and Stop-the-Bleed training to City of North Port Utilities employees.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed EMS practical skills evaluations with EMS Field Training Officers.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT continues the implementation projects of TRACKiT
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff distributed six bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed seven LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff completed 83 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 14 prescreens for financial assistance

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Price Boulevard Widening - Preparing Amendment #3 to Charlotte Engineering & Surveying's contract for the change in stromwater treatment ponds from dry to wet, changes to Utilities infrastructure and landscaping changes.
  • Eldron Avenue/Crittendon Drive Sidewalk - The contractor is working with the Utilities Department to avoid impacts to a fire hydrant and the 12" water main.  The contractor is ahead of schedule and is expected to expedite the work once school is out in the summer.
  • The contractor is ahead of schedule with their work on Grid 205 (located north of Dalhart Avenue and off of Saybrook Avenue) and is currently working on the Chipley Street outfall pipe.

 

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