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Weekly Highlights: May 31, 2019

Post Date:05/31/2019 11:45 AM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks Maintenance worked hard to prepare Veterans Park for the City's Memorial Day Event, which was held on May 27.
  • At the Aquatics facility, the champagne bowl and slide installation was completed, the children's play structure is now assembled and plumbed. In addition, the geothermal heaters have been installed and progress continues on the administration building bath houses and the filtration house bath houses. For the latest photos and construction updates, head to www.CityofNorthPort.com/Pool.

UTILITIES

  • Bolander Lift Station 23 had a new force main directional drilled replacing antiquated pipe.
  • Staff attended the Peace River meeting in Sarasota

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT Completed 48 Service Tickets.
  • IT provided technical support for Commission District/Regular Meetings
  • IT Completed a CodeRed data update - IT updates the City streets and address information quarterly to ensure inclusion of citizens that are new to the area.

FINANCE

  • Payroll staff attended the webinar "Third-Party Pay: What is really required for W-2 and 941?"
  • Budget staff is in the process of preparing the fiscal year 2020 City Manager Recommended Budget.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel responded to 181 incidents. These responses included, eight fire calls, one overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat (no fire), 133 EMS calls, two Hazardous conditions, twenty-one service calls, 8 good intent calls, and 8 false alarms.
  • After nearly 24 years of service with North Port Fire Rescue, Battalion Chief Frank DeAngelis is heading into retirement. Frank began at North Port Fire Rescue as a volunteer in 1994, becoming a career Firefighter in 1995. He has held the positions of a Firefighter, Paramedic, Lieutenant, and now Battalion Chief. Surrounded by family, he accepted the flag that flew over his station for the last 24 hours. Congratulations on your retirement, sir. You've earned it!

SOCIAL SERVICES

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

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Mowed 5,280 linear feet using the Menzi Muck on R-36 near N Biscayne Drive.
  • Installed 500 linear feet of pipe and four catch basins in grid 205 B, located north of Dalhart Avenue.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • NDS BUILDING - Zoning staff conducted 192 zoning related inspections
  • NDS PLANNING & ZONING - SDR Meeting - Hampton Inn Pre-Construction Meeting and Groundbreaking
  • NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Closed 53 cases for code violations

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 22 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 11 annual memberships, 2 three-month memberships, 5 one-month memberships, 3 city employee memberships, and 1 D-Fy membership.
  • A total of 734 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers. The Centers were closed on for Memorial Day.
  • There were 13 facility rentals for a total of 21.75 hours, 11 Scout House rentals for a total of 23.5 hours, and 9 pavilion rentals for a total of 30.5 hours.
  • All weeks of summer camp are full and we are ready for a great season. Summer camp staff training is in full swing including water safety, first aid and safe talk training. Camp starts on Monday, June 3.
  • Parks & Recreation staff is working with the representatives from the Braves and city departments to make sure Freedom Fest will be a fun and safe event for all. An on-site meeting at CoolToday Park was held on May 30 to review the facility and continue planning.
  • Projects in progress include: Atwater shade installation, Boundless Adventures Playground Phase II; North Port Aquatic Center; and CAPRA Accreditation.
  • The Aquatics team reviewed over 100 applications for Head Lifeguard, Pool Technician, Recreation Attendants, and Lifeguard positions. Head Lifeguard candidates have been called and scheduled for interviews.
  • Aquatic staff taught the water safety segment for summer camp counselors.
  • Staff met to discuss and start planning the logistics of the North Port Aquatic Center Grand Opening. 
  • The Aquatics team met with the American Red Cross in preparation of offering ARC swim lessons.
  • An RFQ for Aquatic Center concessions purchasing was developed and submitted. In addition, staff also completed a competitive exemption for lifeguard uniforms and submitted it to purchasing.
  • The Aquatic Supervisor met with the Dart Pools technicians at the Atwater Splash pad to learn about the operations there.
  • Parks Maintenance installed signage at Portage 5 to inform the public that it is closed due to work being done on the Water Control Structure 106. The contractor has until May 7, 2020 to complete the work on WCS #106.
  • A holiday weekend means extra trash and recycling at our parks! The parks maintenance team cleaned and picked up extra trash from celebrations at Oaks Park and several other park locations.
  • Staff also did some work at Blue Ridge Park, repairing a damaged swinging bench and cleaning up vegetation along the water.
  • Parks maintenance also repaired a damaged playground border at Highland Ridge Park.
  • Staff contacted 286 local businesses to share information about upcoming sponsorship opportunities. Organizations and businesses that are interested may get more information by calling 941-429-PARK or visiting www.CityofNorthPort.com.

UTILITIES

  • Staff attended the Peace River meeting in Sarasota
  • Aerials of West Villages wastewater treatment plant were completed.
  • Bolander Lift Station 23 had a new force main directional drilled replacing antiquated pipe.
  • Met with WVID on the Water Treatment Plant site selection.
  • Water main pressure test was completed on the Salford Blvd/CocoPlum Water way directional bore.
  • Engineered Coatings Solutions demoed their lining process on manhole repairs.
  • Preconstruction meeting for Hillsborough booster station re-piping project.
  • Preconstruction meeting for R/O membranes.
  • Meter change outs and register exchanges continue throughout the city.
  • Staff continues to participate in CPR training.
  • Pat Aubin’s last day will be May 31, 2019. We wish her well in her retirement and thank her for her many years of dedicated service to the City of North Port Utilities Department.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT continues the implementation projects of TRACKiT
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.
  • IT Continues the development of NPWeb 2.0 – our city Intranet site.

FINANCE

  • Processed 215 invoices and paid 74 vendors totaling $681,449.11 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $3,154,848.93 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 10 purchase orders, 10 p-card approvals, 31 vendor/contract updates, and 43 Certificates of Insurance.
  • Processed payroll for 635 employees.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Conducted 84 lien searches.
  • Entered 27 Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Reconciled all active projects.

FIRE RESCUE

  • Fire Rescue attended a Trauma Advisory Committee Meeting at Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Sarasota.
  • Fire Rescue completed EMS practical skills evaluations with EMS Field Training Officers.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted daily meetings with staff to review daily assignments, plans review and projects. 
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted Code Research and Review concerning Fire and Life Safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel investigated and followed up on four (4) complaints regarding Fire and Life Safety conditions or deficiencies. 
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel provided Annual Business Notifications and Checklists to twenty-four (24) local business owners for their upcoming required annual inspections for the month of July.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel completed nine (9) commercial plan reviews. 
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted four (4) formal site visits; one (1) of the Atlanta Braves Stadium; one (1) of Imagine School; one (1) of Gran Paradiso (Ghiberti Circle) and one (1) of Publix Supermarket at West Villages Parkway.   
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted two (2) Site Evaluations; one (1) of the Cocoplum Village Shops and one (1) of the Willow Creek Apartments. 
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel attended a Pre-Application Meeting for the City of North Port Boundless Playground Walking Path; PRE-19-112.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted and completed one (1) Fire and Life Safety Inspection; two (2) Fire Underground Rough Inspections and two (2) Outdoor Fireworks Display Site Inspections.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel conducted and completed five (5) annual and seventeen (17) follow-up inspections.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel (Honor Guard), Chief and crew from Station 82 attended and participated in the Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Park.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel were hired back to attend and work the Venice Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks at the CoolToday Braves Stadium/Park.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel were hired back to attend and work the Gran Paradiso private fireworks display.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Personnel approved thirty-two P-card transactions and processed 8 invoices totaling $3,545.43 for goods and services.
  • Fourteen North Port residents called in smoke detector requests.  Fire Rescue Personnel completed four residences – checked twenty-one detectors and replaced twenty-one batteries.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff referred one client to St. Vincent De Paul for assistance utilizing external funding
  • Staff hosted the monthly Inter-Agency Meeting with 16 agencies in attendance

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Installed mulch and plantings on Biscayne Drive in preparation for the Memorial Day event at Veterans Park.
  • Rehabilitated 14,875 linear feet of tertiary drainage swale.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PLANNING

  • Skile Road Property; Wawa North Port; Convenience Store at Price & Cranberry
  • Final Inspections on Braves Stadium and Preto Blvd.
  • 13 projects currently under review with 6 additional projects preparing for review
  • Zoning Conducted 192 Inspections

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • 59         Initial Inspections
  • Verbal Warnings
  • 43         Notices of Violation
  • 64         Re-inspections
  • Thank You Door Hangers
  • 53         Cases Closed
  • 267         Telephone Calls

BUILDING

  • Issued 43 new house permits
  • Issued 60 miscellaneous permits
  • reviewed 31 spot surveys
  • reviewed 31 as built surveys 
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