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Weekly Highlights: March 29, 2019

Post Date:03/29/2019 2:38 PM


  • Water main tie-ins were completed for the Natrona Dr. Looping Project.
  • Staff completed installation of new reclaim water main on Springhaven Dr. with final tie-ins to be completed next week.
  • Staff repaired a broken water service line.
  • Staff attended the budget development meeting with HR staff.
  • Accounting staff tested the newly embedded digitized signatures in Accounts Payable check writing software.
  • NDS BUILDING - managed 408 calls from residents and contractors
  • NDS PLANNING - Pre-Construction meeting for the Waffle House
  • NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - conducted 168 initial inspections for code violations
  • IT Completed 62 Service Tickets.
  • IT provided technical support for a Planning & Zoning Advisory Board Meeting.
  • IT Members attended a demo of Hubspot/OctoUX hosted software solution and are obtaining cost and licensing information for budgeting purposes while Economic Development is currently reviewing this product. The combination of Hubspot/OctoUX is a Customer Relationship Management and Marketing software package with customization for Economic Development functions.
  • Just a reminder that Tea Time will be held at Morgan Family Community Center this Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon. Kids aged 7 and under can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, dance party, games and delightful refreshments. Cost is $10 per parent/child pair. $3 per each additional person.
  • GMAC Summer Camp registration is up 27% from the same time last year, teen camp registrations are holding steady.  Camp registration and information can be found at
  • On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 the “Mandalas for World Piece” sculpture  at Warm Mineral Springs Park was removed for future restoration. It will be stored and refurbished, then returned to Warm Mineral Springs Park for display when the restoration is complete.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 232 incidents. These responses included, two residential fire, two outside fire, six vehicle fires, 168 EMS calls, five hazardous condition, 24 service calls, 15 good intent calls, and 10 false alarms.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the first Braves game and provided 12 personnel for EMS and safety.
  • Staff hosted the Inter-Agency Meeting with 13 agencies in attendance



  • Staff attended training for new hydraulic modeling software.
  • Staff met with representatives from the Water Research Foundation on a project to assess the contribution of water reuse practices to nutrient impaired waters.
  • Staff attended a meeting of the Southwest Florida Government Finance Officers Association.
  • Staff attended a kickoff meeting for the Water Treatment Plant structural analysis.


  • Processed 333 invoices and paid 67 vendors totaling $439,192.14 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $2,771,205.79 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 10 purchase orders, 8 p-card approvals, and 39 vendor/contract updates.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll changes, month end, and quarter end.
  • Staff conducted 72 lien searches.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Audited p-card statements.


  • ULDC Project Meeting held at Shannon Staub Library
  • Intergovernmental Climate Working Group Meeting held at Sarasota City Hall
  • Staff Prepared Tenbusch Variance Staff Report
  • Reviewing West Villages District Pattern Plan for Village F
  • Preconstruction review of Waffle House
  • 168 Initial Inspections
  • 4 Verbal Warnings
  • 136 Notices of Public Nuisance
  • 153 Re-inspections
  • 114 Cases Closed
  • 268 Telephone Calls


  • 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.
  • IT updated ID card template to add “FIRST RESPONDER” to IDs, as needed. This eases passage through checkpoints during emergency situations.


  • Replaced the faulty irrigation controller panel and restored the irrigation to the Morgan Family Community Center landscaping. 
  • Removed a broken picnic table at Butler Park.
  • Removed a trash receptacle from the pond at Butler Park and cleaned up the debris.
  • Added plants and mulch to the front portion of the MFCC.
  • Replaced a rotted picnic table board at the Skate Park.
  • Painted the shade structure posts at the Skate Park.
  • Cut down tall grass and weeds around the well areas at Dallas White Park.
  • Washed of the pavilion floor at the Dallas White Pavilion.
  • Replaced a rotted board and painted two picnic tables at Dallas White Park.
  • Planted new plants and added mulch in the raised bed planter at the Garden of the Five Senses. • Parks & • Recreation staff processed 18 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 9 annual memberships, 2 one-month memberships, 3 three-month memberships, 1 D-Fy membership, 1 city employee membership, 1 youth membership, and 1 student membership. 
  • A total of 1,238 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 21 facility rentals for a total of 47 hours, 12 Scout House rentals for a total of 22.5 hours, and 1 pavilion rental for a total of 3 hours.
  • Parks & Recreation staff facilitated 4 hours of community service at the Community Centers this week.
  • Men’s League registration is open, and the season starts April 1.
  • “Jumanji” is the Movie on the Green this Friday, March 29.
  • Men’s League Basketball kicks off on April 1. 14 teams are signed up. Schedules and game results can be found online at
  • Staff continues to develop the department’s FY20 requested budget.
  • 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.
  • Staff completed eight LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff distributed three bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed 82 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 10 prescreens for financial assistance
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