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Weekly Highlights: April 26, 2019

Post Date:04/26/2019 4:56 PM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

PARKS AND REC

Don't miss out on the free Concert in the Park coming up on Friday, May 5. Brian Keener will be performing an Elvis tribute to help celebrate the City’s 60th Anniversary. For more information, check out www.CityofNorthPort.com/Concert.

Staff attended Career Day at North Port High School on Friday, April 26 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Information about current and upcoming job opportunities with the Summer Camp programs and Aquatic Center were shared. Openings will be posted for those positions sometime in the next couple of months.

Parks & Grounds completed a number of irrigation repairs this week, some minor at the Garden of Five Senses, and a large irrigation repair at Butler Park.

FINANCE

Payroll staff completed the US Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census 2019 Annual survey of Public Employment and Payroll.

Budget staff conducted the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget meetings with all departments.

IT

IT Completed 56 Service Tickets.

IT provided technical support for a Commission Districts Meeting and a Commission Regular Meeting

IT installed a new network connection and phone system at Fire Station 26/86. This service interconnects Station 26/86 to all other City sites.

IT has been working with the City Clerk’s staff to complete training for the GovQA Public Records Request Management System. We are performing final configuration steps and plan to go live with the new system on Monday, April 29th.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

NDS BUILDING - Zoning staff conducted 158 zoning related inspections

NDS PLANNING - Development Order for Hampton Inn has been issued

NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Closed 83 cases for code violations

POLICE

GovQA City End User Training for Public Records Requests.

Captain Mike Koval retires with NPPD just short of five years with us, with over 40 years in law enforcement.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Staff completed one Access Point/One by1 coordinated assessment utilizing the Homeless Management Information System

Staff hosted the Inter-Agency Meeting with 13 agencies in attendance

FIRE RESCUE

North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 179 incidents. These responses included, one vehicle fire, seven outside fires, 136 EMS calls, four hazardous conditions, 15 service calls, 11 good intent calls, and five false alarms.

North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a training course on school bus construction and design to increase their knowledge for use during rescue techniques.

UTILITIES

Utilities staff participated in Coffee with Castle meeting with Island Walk residents to address questions and concerns regarding the new wastewater treatment facility, looping, and water quality.

The North Port Canal Watch group toured the wastewater treatment plant to learn about the process and how reclaimed water is utilized throughout the city.

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 19 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 5 annual memberships, 5 one-month memberships, 1 three-month memberships, and 8 D-Fy memberships
  • A total of 1,226 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 20 facility rentals for a total of 32.75 hours, 11 Scout House rentals for a total of 22 hours, and 10 pavilion rentals for a total of 37.5 hours.
  • Parks & Recreation staff received 6 High Fives this week. High Fives recognize employees who go above and beyond to serve the public and their co-workers.
  • Teen Dodge Ball was held on April 16, with 25 teens participating at the Morgan Family Community Center.
  • GMAC Summer Camp registration is up 23% from the same time last year, and teen camp is up 37%.  Camp is filling up, so register today!
  • The free Yoga at the Garden was held on Saturday, April 20 at the Garden of the Five Senses to celebrate National ParkRx Day. It was attended by over 20 participants.
  • The Aquatics Team  met with Sun Coast Water Polo coach Jon Baca to discuss several different program opportunities to include splash ball for children, water polo, and even inner tube water polo for adults.
  • The Aquatics team also met with Human Resources to formulate a timeline for hiring future aquatic team members. Positions are expected to start posting sometime in late May, early June.
  • Staff from the Aquatics Center completed the two-day StarGuard Elite Instructor Development Course Training for instructor reauthorizations.
  • The Aquatics team met with the North Port High School principal, athletic director and swim coach regarding pool usage for the swim team.
  • Parks & Grounds continued landscaping needs with trimming and mulching at the Morgan Center and the Canine Club Dog Park. Planted new Pineapple plants at the Garden of the Five Senses.
  • Paint was removed from the sidewalk at Dallas White Park by Parks & Grounds, who also cleared debris caused by the recent storm at most park locations throughout the City.
  • Parks & Grounds also installed temporary fencing around the Warm Mineral Springs Quadricentennial Monument, as well as new fencing at Blue Ridge Park.
  • Projects in progress include: Atwater shade installation, Boundless Adventures Playground Phase II; North Port Aquatic Center; CAPRA Accreditation and completion of new youth league agreements.

FINANCE

  • Processed 285 invoices and paid 81 vendors totaling $1,574,556.65 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $3,204,491.03 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 10 purchase orders, 9 p-card approvals, and 28 vendor/contract updates.
  • Staff processed 6 new travel authorizations and closed 7.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll change notices and completed month end.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Audited p-card statements.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT continues the implementation projects of TRACKiT and GovQA
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.
  • An IT Staff Member participated in the Blood Drive

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • PLANNING
    • 25 Projects currently under review
    • 7 Projects preparing for review
    • Tree Ordinance Discussions
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT
    • 105         Initial Inspections
    • Verbal Warning
    • 86         Notices of Public Nuisance
    • 110         Re-inspections
    • 83         Cases Closed
    • 276         Telephone Calls
  • BUILDING
    • Issued 25 new house permits
    • Issued 57 miscellaneous permits
    • reviewed 30 spot surveys
    • reviewed 29 as built surveys 

POLICE

  • Meeting with Desoto County regarding their Records Management/CAD software evaluation.
  • Telecommunications - 483 - Calls for service, 101 - Calls via 911, 8:11 - Average "call received to 1st dispatch”
  • Records - 11 extensive public records requests
  • Orientation continues with new Service Desk Technician in I.T.
  • NPPD participates in Bring your Child To Work Day

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed six LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff distributed two bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff completed 62 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed nine prescreens for financial assistance

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 179 incidents. These responses included, one vehicle fire, seven outside fires, 136 EMS calls, four hazardous conditions, 15 service calls, 11 good intent calls, and five false alarms.
  • North Port residents called in 17 smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 72 detectors, replaced 72 batteries, and installed nine detectors.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 71 P-card transactions and processed 150 invoices totaling $77,159.13 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue developing and updating the department Standard Operating Guidelines (S.O.G.’s).
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue to submit pictures and video to the City Public Information Officer for posting on the City web site.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the active shooter meeting at the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the grant writing/request meeting.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the school bus extrication class.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the Freedom Festival committee meeting.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted a hydraulics class at Suncoast Technical College. (STC).
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended a training course on school bus construction and design to increase their knowledge for use during rescue techniques.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed EMS protocol reviews and equipment training.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel participated in the MobileEyes new release for the occupant move tools webinar.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided fire and life safety education to employees of the senior friendship center located at 4940 Pan American Blvd.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one special event permit fire and life safety inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed one commercial plan review.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved three special event permits.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one formal consultation with the Atlanta Braves representatives regarding their project.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed one infrastructure plan review and one sub-division construction plan review for Tortuga at the West Villages; INF-19-017 and SCP-19-018, two village district pattern plan reviews for Villages E and G; VDPP-17-159 and 17-161,  one major site development plan review for Heartland Dental; MAS-18-186, one capital improvement plan for the Community Education Center parking; CIP-18-258 and one major area site plan review for the Shoppes of North Port; MAS-18-047.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one fire and life safety inspection, one fire sprinkler rough and hydro inspection, three fire underground rough inspections and one fire wall penetrations/doors inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed three annual and 36 follow-up inspections.

UTILITIES

  • Structural analysis at the water treatment plant is ongoing.
  • Utilities staff met with the finance department to review budget.
  • Utilities engineers held a pre-bid meeting for water distribution improvements.
  • Utilities staff participated in Coffee with Castle meeting with Island Walk residents to address questions and concerns regarding the new wastewater treatment facility, looping, and water quality.
  • The North Port Canal Watch group toured the wastewater treatment plant to learn about the process and how reclaimed water is utilized throughout the city.
  • Over 14 children from Utilities Department staff participated in Take Your Child to Work Day.
  • A temporary service line was installed on San Mateo Drive to extend water service.
  • The Vac-Con and TV truck were utilized to locate and remove a sewer blockage along Pan American Drive.
  • A new lateral launch camera was installed onto the robotic camera on the Utilities’ TV truck to better view and inspect pipes.
  • Several lift stations throughout the City were deragged to promote more efficient operation of the pumps.
  • A new 10” water main valve was installed on S. Salford earlier in the week.
  • Repaired two broken water service lines on Culebra
  • North Port Utilities continues to participate in and promote the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and remains at #3 in the nation!

 

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