Weekly Highlights: March 15, 2019
Works’ Solid Waste Division completed 764 requests for special pick up services. These include bulk collections, container delivery, and electronic/appliance waste pick-ups.
North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison attended Captain Gary Arsenault's National Academy Graduation in Quantico, Virginia.
Social Services staff completed one Access Point/One by1 coordinated assessment utilizing the Homeless Management Information System and paid for a two-night motel stay for family.
Information Technology staff continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project and the co-locating of Fire 26/86 Stations.
The Neighborhood Development Services Department issued eight commercial permits this past week, which shows the exponential growth North Port is experiencing.
Firefighter/Paramedic Jeffrey Shand was named “Firefighter of the Year” by VFW Post 8203 this week. Jeffrey was recognized for saving a person from a vehicle accident while off-duty. Congratulations!
Registration for Summer Camp is now open! There are different camps for kids in 1st-12th grade with lots of great activities. Registration and information can be found at CityofNorthPort.com/Camp.
Finance staff continues to work on preparation of the 2020 City Budget.
Utilities staff attended the biweekly progress meeting for the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Facility in the West Villages.
- During the week of March 4, 2019, Customer Service staff processed 705 via telephone citizen service and/or informational requests.
- Staff completed five LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
- Staff distributed four bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
- Staff completed 75 information requests to the general public
- Staff completed six prescreens for financial assistance
- Staff met with Department of Health and Health Planning Council representatives to discuss Housing Opportunities of Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant funding
- Staff attend advisory board meeting at Suncoast Technical College
- Staff attended presentation on Detail Commander Software
- Traffic Unit hold oral boards for vacancies
- Staff meet with new Public Safety Telecommunicator applicant
- Accreditation Administrator attended Regional Accreditation meeting on standard changes for updates, held at the Collier County Sheriff's Office
- Telecommunications: 493 - Calls for service, 1295 - Calls for service to include officer self-initiated events
34 - Calls via 911, 1:05 – Average “call receive to call-taking finished”, 9:08 - Average “call received to 1st dispatch”
- IT Completed 35 Service Tickets
- IT provided technical coverage for a Commission Special Meeting and a Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting.
- IT upgraded Legal Files which was vendor recommended to alleviate a performance issue - Legal Files is a Case Management Software designed specifically for the flow of Legal cases and documentation.
- IT Completed the Time Clock Replacement Project. All clocks due for replacement have been installed, activated, tested and old clocks have now been retrieved.
- An IT Staff Member was able to acquire a free one month and three month Technology Training Membership through Pluralsight and LinkedIn respectively.
- 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.
- NDS PLANNING - ORDINANCE BEING DRAFTED ON FENCES & NONCONFORMING USES
- NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - CLOSED 86 CASES DUW TO COMPLIANCE
- Staff brought a detailed comparison of tree protection ordinances from around the State to a Commission workshop for discussion.
- Staff attended a training on form-based code.
- Zoning Board of Appeals heard a variance request.
- The Environmental Advisory Board met to discuss development in the West Villages, water runoff, preservation, and environmental outreach.
- The Code Enforcement Division conducted 51 initial inspections, four verbal warnings, 142 notices of Ordinance violations, 89 re- inspections, and managed 222 phone calls.
- The Building Division reviewed 45 miscellaneous permits, issued 42 new house permits, and managed 405 phone calls.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 162 incidents. These responses included, one residential fire, one pre-scribed burn, six outside fires, 118 EMS calls, one hazardous condition, 19 service calls, three good intent calls, and 13 false alarms.
- North Port residents called in 14 smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 72 detectors, replaced 67 batteries, and installed four detectors.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $5,949.29 in 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 (PIO) for posting on the City web site.
- North Port Fire personnel attended the women’s LPGA qualifying event at the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Course in Bobcat trail.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended an awards ceremony to recognize Firefighter Jeffrey Shand at the VFW Post 8203.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a fire alarm response to schools meeting at the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel started the second week of Life Scan.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the Tactical First-In Team (TFIT) meeting with Scott Montgomery.
- 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 one (1) complaint regarding Fire and Life Safety conditions or deficiencies.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed two Special Event Permit Fire and Life Safety Inspections.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved four Special Event Permits.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed five commercial plan reviews.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended two Formal Consultations with the Atlanta Braves Representatives regarding their project.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed one Final Plat/Re-Platting for the West Villages Marketplace; PLF-19-050 and one (1) General Miscellaneous Petition for McDonald’s North Port; GEN-18-069 and one (1) Request for Variance for Lino Road; VAR-19-052.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed five Fire Alarm Final Acceptance Testing and Inspections, four Fire and Life Safety Inspections, four Fire Sprinkler Rough/Hydro Inspections, one Fire Wall Penetrations/Doors Inspections, one Commercial Hood Suppression System Acceptance Test, one Emergency Generator Final Test and Acceptance and two Fire Underground Rough Inspections.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted three formal site visits of the Atlanta Braves Construction Area.
- North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 34 annual and 15 follow-up inspections.
- Parks & Recreation staff processed 25 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 4 annual memberships, 6 one-month memberships, 5 three-month memberships, 8 D-Fy memberships, and 2 student memberships.
- A total of 1,444 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
- There were 26 facility rentals for a total of 88.25 hours, 14 Scout House rentals for a total of 26 hours, and 4 pavilion rentals for a total of 22.5 hours.
- Parks & Recreation staff facilitated 2 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week.
- Parks & Recreation staff received 4 High Five awards this week.
- Book Swap was held on March 8 & 9 with over 100 attendees and 1,000 books available to be swapped.
- Men’s League registration is open, and the season starts April 1.
- Staff continues to develop the department’s FY20 requested budget.
- Staff prepared and submitted a listing of potential capital improvement projects to be included in the FY20 requested budget.
- Staff attended RFP evaluation training.
- Projects in progress include: Plumbing Renovations at Warm Mineral Springs Park; Myakkahatchee Creek Greenway Trail; Blue Ridge Park parking lot improvements; Community Education Center parking lot improvements; and Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan.
- Installed mulch at Blue Star.
- Assisted with the set up and take down for the Art on the Green Event.
- Installed mulch to fill the low area under the bench swing at Dallas White Park.
- Secured the damaged play structure at Kirk Park.
- Met with a fencing contractor to replace the damaged fencing at Butler Park Kayak Parking area.
- Inspected the irrigation at the Canine Club Dog Park.
- Staff attended the Fiscal Year 2020 Technology Budget Review meeting.
- Staff collected and organized data to begin building the implementation process for GovMax Budgeting Software.
- Staff reviewed the preliminary Capital Improvement Program presentations for Fiscal Year 2020.
- Processed 321 invoices and paid 106 vendors totaling $1,358,280.01 for goods and services provided to the City.
- Processed $1,093,384.65 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
- Purchasing staff processed 11 purchase orders, 6 p-card approvals, and 59 vendor updates.
- Payroll staff processed payroll change notices and balanced monthly accruals.
- Conducted 74 lien searches.
- Performed cash receipts daily.
- Audited p-card statements.
- Staff attended the Peace River Professional Staff Meeting.
- Negotiations were conducted with the selected engineering firm for the San Mateo Drive Water Transmission Main Project.
- Staff attended the biweekly progress meeting for the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Facility in the West Villages.
- Staff spoke to technology and business students from Sarasota Technical College on careers in Utilities.
- Staff attended training on the City's radio read meters.
- Field Operations staff worked with plant staff to make adjustments in the water distribution system in preparation for maintenance to water storage tanks at the plant and booster stations.
- Field Operations staff repaired a 6" water main break on Perennial this week.
- Field Operations staff replaced a fire hydrant in Harbor Cove.
- Staff complete interviews for the vacant Community Outreach Coordinator position.