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Weekly Highlights: February 8, 2019

Post Date:02/08/2019 4:25 PM


  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 35 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 14 annual memberships, 8 three-month memberships, and 13 one-month memberships. 
  • A total of 1,242 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 26 facility rentals for a total of 61.25 hours, 10 Scout House rentals for a total of 19 hours, and 8 pavilion rentals for a total of 20 hours.
  • Parks & Recreation staff facilitated 47.5 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week.
  • Parks and Recreation staff received 2 High Five awards this week.
  • Teen Laser Tag was held at Morgan Family Community Center on January 31st, and was attended by 40 teens.
  • Newcomer Day was held at the George Mullen Activity on February 2 and was attended by approximately 400 people.
  • Gulf Coast Games for Life Corn Hole Tournament was held at Morgan Family Community Center on February 4.
  • Teen Game Club was held on February 6 and was attended by 10 people.
  • Summer Camp registration opened on February 1.  To date there are 42 weeks reserved for GMAC and 31 weeks for Teen Xtreme.
  • Staff continues to prepare for the FY20 budget cycle
  • Quotes were received for the Quadricentennial Monument renovations at Warm Mineral Springs Park and the ADA accessibility plan for six park locations.  Staff preparing purchasing recommendations.
  • Staff sent out a request for Quote for the creation of a Donor Recognition Art Piece at the North Port Aquatic Center.
  • Staff developed and submitted an application for State funding for the water and waste water expansion to support the renovations at Warm Mineral Springs Park.
  • Projects in progress include: Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Trail; Blue Ridge Park parking lot improvements; Community Education Center parking lot improvements; and Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan. Boundless Adventures Playground phase II; North Port Aquatic Center; development of school board interlocal for use of parking; CAPRA Accreditation; completion of new youth league agreements.


  • Processed 379 invoices and paid 85 vendors totaling $2,468,661.29 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $970,011.37 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 14 purchase orders, 5 p-cards approvals, 1 sole source, and 43 vendor updates.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll for 628 employees.
  • Conducted 53 lien searches.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Completed the bank reconciliation for January.
  • Completed the monthly Commission Reports for January.


  • The Property Standards Division conducted 109 initial inspections, six verbal warnings, 84 notices of Ordinance violations, 161 re- inspections and closed 106 cases.
  • The Building Division reviewed 90 miscellaneous permits and issued 32 new house permits. 
  • Planning staff welcomed new residents to the City at Newcomer’s Day.
  • Staff presented a plat for Gran Paradiso Phase 4E to the Planning & Zoning Advisory Board.
  • A discussion on mobility fees and transportation impact fees was presented to Commission.
  • Draft ordinance language was provided to Commission for artisan markets on City property.


  • Staff meet with Civilian Service Aide applicant
  • Staff attend Range Day, Firearms training at Knights Trail
  • Staff attend Relay For Life meeting for our City of North Port Team
  • Staff submit all budgets this week to the Business Manager
  • Staff attend K-9 Training in Lakeland
  • Staff conduct Victim's Advocate Oral Boards
  • Staff attend tour of Atlanta Braves Facility
  • Crime Scene:   2 crime scenes, 350 Scans / Photographs, 3 AFIS Hits, CSI Walker training continues
  • Records: Completed 108 Records Requests, 1 Request I progress and 1 awaiting pick up
  • Property & Evidence: 1 Item returned to owner/next-of-kin, 21 item donated, 1 item prepared for destruction
  • Telecommunication: 448 Citizen Calls for service, 194 Case numbers pulled, 102 calls via 911, 8:23 minutes average call received to 1st dispatch


  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 165 incidents. These responses included, one outside fire, one vehicle fires, 128 EMS calls, one hazardous condition, 15 service calls, eight good intent calls, and 11 false alarms.
  • North Port residents called in 16 smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 65 detectors and replaced 62 batteries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 24 P-card transactions and processed 8 invoices totaling $6,128.81 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $2,300.92 in EMS supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel gave a tour of Station 84 to a local girl scout troop.
  • North Port Fire Rescue S.O.G. committee continue developing and updating the department S.O.G.’s.
  • North Port Fire Rescue continue to submit pictures and video to the City PIO for posting on the City web site.
  • North Port Fire Rescue continue to work with area fire departments on county wide R.O.G.’s.
  • North Port Fire Rescue continue to plan the badge pinning ceremony.
  • North Port Fire Rescue completed the orientation process for the four new hires.
  • North Port Fire Rescue conducted a Florida Forest Service prescribed burn meeting.
  • North Port Fire Rescue continue with live fire training at the Englewood fire academy.
  • North Port Fire Rescue conducted paramedic testing with Dr. Johnson.
  • North Port Fire Rescue attended the awards committee meeting at City Hall.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided life safety education and fire extinguisher familiarization for the City of North Port newcomers event.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved one special event permit.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed four commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel investigated and followed up on one complaint regarding fire and life safety conditions or deficiencies.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one formal consultation with the Atlanta Braves representatives regarding their project.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed two fire alarm final inspection and acceptance tests, emergency generator final and acceptance test, one commercial hood suppression system acceptance test, one food truck inspection and one fire and life safety inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted three formal site visits of the Atlanta Braves construction area.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 12 annual and 13 follow-up inspections.


  • Staff completed four LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff completed four Season of Sharing (SOS) applications for financial assistance
  • Staff completed two Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) applications for financial assistance
  • Staff distributed one bag of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed 84 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 13 prescreens for financial assistance


  • IT completed 68 Service Tickets.
  • IT provided A/V support and/or camera operation for a Commission Workshop, a Planning & Zoning Advisory Board Meeting, Commission Special Meeting and camera operation for a GIS presentation.
  • IT continued work on the new application called TRAKiT which is scheduled to go live mid-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. Training and testing are in progress.
  • IT is in process of replacing several aging timeclocks throughout the City.  This will improve functionality with our software used for time and attendance. All timeclocks have been delivered and will be up and running after a scheduled configuration by the vendor.
  • IT gave 2 presentations for the new GIS North Port Enterprise Portal this past Tuesday and will also be providing 2 more next week on February 12th at 9:00am and 1:00pm, in City Hall Room 244. The new North Port Enterprise Portal allows users without any GIS mapping experience, to create their own maps and look up map-based data.  Check it out at
  • IT provided training to the Parks Staff, to edit and maintain Park Locator data, map and application.


  • Field Operations completed the coordinated replacement of 9 water valves in different locations in the Biscayne Gardens area.  Six crews completed the work in one hour and 22 minutes and residents had their water restored within 2 hours.  A precautionary boil water notice is in effect until it is rescinded and residents will receive a door hanger notice when that happens.
  • Staff attended a webinar regarding system water loss.
  • Staff met with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to discuss reclaimed water projects.
  • Staff attended the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority board meeting.
  • Staff attended a Pre-bid meeting for the Hillsborough Booster Station Piping Improvements project.
  • Staff attended a Pre-bid meeting for the Backflow Program Plumber Pool
  • Work continued on the Booster Station Ammonia System Upgrades project at the Northeast and Southwest Booster Stations.
  • Staff began work on the City’s Relay for Life Effort.  
  • Field Operations staff participated in a Fire Department drill, using the Utilities vacuum truck to transport water for a simulation using portable ponds.
  • WTP Rain Update: The Water Treatment Plant received .02 inches of rain this week.
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