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Weekly Highlights: May 17, 2019

Post Date:05/17/2019 1:04 PM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

POLICE

North Port Police Department hosted multi agency 2019 Annual Law Enforcement Memorial

North Port Police Department participates in kick-off of Click or Ticket Media Campaign 

Executive staff attend the Southwest Florida Chief's meeting  

FINANCE

Budget worked on the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget workbooks to provide to the City Manager.

Accounting staff participated in the Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association webinar "Economic Update".

UTILITIES

Field staff completed line locate and are proceeding with tie in at Bolander Terr and US 41.

Field crews rerouted and abandoned an antiquated meter pit acquired in the Myakka Utilities purchase.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Summer Camp is almost completely full!  Only week 10 for Teen camp still has openings. Summer Camp registration is up 14% from the same time last year and teen camp registrations are up 17%.  For camp and registration information, check out www.CityofNorthPort.com/Camp.

Parks & Recreation is hiring! Several positions were posted to the City of North Port career site for lifeguards, rec attendants, and pool technicians. If you're interested in being a part of our team, apply today!

FIRE RESCUE

North Port Fire Rescue personnel participated in the Citizen Public Safety Academy by providing a review of driving a fire engine and a brush truck.  Students were then allowed to drive these vehicles on a closed course at low speeds.

North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted Paramedic interviews.

IT

IT Completed 57 Service Tickets.

IT provided technical support for a Regular Commission Meeting.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

NDS BUILDING - Zoning staff conducted 134 zoning related inspections

NDS PLANNING - 25 projects currently in review; 9 projects awaiting final approval (sign off)

NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Closed 78 cases for code violations

SOCIAL SERVICES

Staff completed two LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding

Staff completed 74 information requests to the general public

PUBLIC WORKS

During the week of May 6, 2019, Solid Waste completed 781 requests for special pick up services. These include bulk collections, container delivery, and electronic/appliance waste pick-ups.

During the week of May 6, 2019, Customer Service staff processed 665 via telephone citizen service and/or informational requests.

WEEKLY RUNDOWN

POLICE

  • Command staff attend Human Trafficking Task Force meeting in Tampa
  • Tampa Police Chief's Association host a informational update on drones with our agency in attendance
  • Executive staff meeting with West Villages
  • Staff attend Big Brothers Big Sisters - end of the school year celebration located at City Hall
  • Traffic Unit - Citations Issued department wide: 117, Citation issued by unit: 74, Warnings issued by unit: 40, Criminal Traffic issued by unit: 6, conducted enforcement in the following locations during the week of 05/07 – 05/015:
    • Tamiami Trail at West Villages Parkway
    • Tamiami Trail at S. Biscayne Drive
    • Tamiami Trail at North Port Boulevard
    • Tamiami Trail at Sumter Boulevard
    • Toledo Blade Boulevard at Citizens Parkway
    • Toledo Blade Boulevard at Bobcat Trail
  • Traffic Unit members attended the funeral for Ofc. Anthony Neri of the Sanibel Police Department
  • Traffic Unit members attended legal update training by the State Attorney’s Office held in North Port

FINANCE

  • Processed 166 invoices and paid 95 vendors totaling $2,608,094.33 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $866,053.97 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 11 purchase orders, 7 p-card approvals, and 36 vendor/contract updates.
  • Staff processed 4 new travel authorizations and closed 21.
  • Payroll staff processed payroll for 639 employees.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Conducted 50 lien searches.
  • Audited p-card statements.

UTILITIES

  • Field staff completed line locate and are proceeding with tie in at Bolander Terr and US 41.
  • Field crews rerouted and abandoned an antiquated meter pit acquired in the Myakka Utilities purchase.
  • Three residential service lines were repaired.
  • Meter change outs and register exchanges continue throughout the city.
  • Staff interviewed candidates for Staff Assistant I position.
  • Staff continues to participate in CPR training.
  • Staff attended FDOT meeting.
  • Staff attended Public Supply meeting.
  • Engineering staff attended State of the Art Pipe Inspections presentation.
  • Bid opening process for Jeannin Looping Project has begun.
  • Submittal review meeting for Ortiz was completed.
  • Engineering staff attended FWEA meeting.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters toured the Utilities Cashiering Department Friday morning.

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 19 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 6 annual memberships, 7 one-month memberships, 1 three-month membership, 3 student memberships, 1 city employee membership, and 1 D-Fy membership.
  • A total of 1,427 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • Community Centers facilitated 6 hours of Community Service.
  • There were 16 facility rentals for a total of 29.75 hours, 11 Scout House rentals for a total of 24.5 hours, and 4 pavilion rentals for a total of 10 hours.
  • The Morgan Center hosted a Teen Healthy Eating seminar in conjunction with University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Services. Sixteen teens participated and learned more about the dangers of sugar while making their own delicious (and healthy!) smoothies.
  • Newcomer Day is on May 18 from 10am-12pm at the George Mullen Activity Center. Vendor space is sold out! Whether you've been here for five minutes or fifty years, feel free to stop by to get connected with our community.
  • Kids to Parks day will be held at Mullen Center Playground on May 18 from 10am-12pm. Come join Parks & Recreation for free games and activities, with the chance for kids to win some prizes.
  • 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.
  • Aquatic Center Staff met with staff from the YMCA to discuss future opportunities to partner with their operation and potentially holding pre-opening lifeguard classes at their location.
  • Aquatic Center Staff met with a potential Hydro-Aerobic instructor, as well as a representative from Freedom Aquatic Therapy as part of the programming development process. In addition, a private swim lesson program proposal has been developed and is now under review.
  • Mulching continues! Parks Maintenance installed mulch at Warm Minerals Springs Park as part of our landscaping improvement plan for the site. Landscaping was also done at the Garden of Five Senses, were several shrubs were pruned.
  • Several pavilions were cleaned this week by Parks Maintenance staff, including Pine, McKibben, LaBrea, Highland Ridge, and Blue Ridge Parks. In addition the tennis court at Highland Ridge and the BBQ Grill at Blue Ridge Park were also cleaned.
  • There were a number of dead trees at Highland Ridge Park, LaBrea Park, Pine Park, and the Mullen Center that needed to be removed this week by staff.
  • The weekly Parks Maintenance work schedule was revised to incorporate several additional parks.
  • Signs for the public were installed at portage # 5 due to the construction of Water Control Structure 106. For more information about this closure and alternate routes, contact Parks & Recreation at 941-429-PARK.
  • The Parks Maintenance team are keeping the sand volleyball court at Pine Park looking nice, with some grooming this week.
  • Quality TV confirmed that they will be a presenting sponsor for the Poinsettia Parade again this year. This brings the total sponsors YTD up to $14,750.
  • Staff updated the Aquatics page at www.CityofNorthPort.com/Pool and also launched a re-vamped Parks & Recreation Page at www.CityofNorthPort.com/ParksAndRecreation. Check them out and let us know what you think!
  • Staff also spent some time connecting with the community this week! Parks & Recreation attended the annual Spring Showcase at Toledo Blade Elementary where they enjoyed Connect Four. A group from Leadership Sarasota County also explored Warm Mineral Springs Park as part of their South County tour.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port residents called in six smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 17 detectors, replaced 10 batteries, and installed two detectors.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 31 P-card transactions and processed 11 invoices totaling $18,054.60 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $2,278.52 in EMS supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue developing and updating the department Standard Operating Guidelines.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel participated in the Citizen Public Safety Academy by providing a review of driving a fire engine and a brush truck.  Students were then allowed to drive these vehicles on a closed course at low speeds.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel continue submitting pictures and video to the Cities Public Information Officer.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the Police Memorial Service at City Hall.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted Paramedic interviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel met with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte staff to review their hospital becoming a comprehensive stroke center.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel met with Fawcett Memorial Hospital staff to review their hospital becoming a comprehensive stroke center.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed EMS practical skills evaluations with EMS Field Training Officers.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided CPR/AED/Choking and Stop-the Bleed training to City of North Port Utilities staff.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one pre-application meeting for the palm port apartment complex; PRE-19-100 and one pre-construction meeting for the Cocoplum Villages Shoppes Expansion; MAS -17-148.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel participated in the MobileEyes new release for Inspector Version 4.2 webinar.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed six commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed two fireworks outdoor display, site and documentation plan review; one for the Venice Symphony Patriotic Pops Concert at the Atlanta Braves Stadium and one for the Gran Paradiso Home Owners Assoc. (HOA).
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended one formal consultation with the representative of Fathers House Fellowship Church.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed one Village District Pattern Plan Review for Village F; VDPP-17-160/VDC-17-160, one Major Site Development Plan Review for Pan American Plaza; MAS-06-129, one Infrastructure Plan Review for the West Villages Sidewalk; INF-19-109, one Village Index Map Amendment for the West Villages Village District Index Map Amendment; VIA-19-064 and four Pre-Application Plan Reviews for the Skile Road Property; PRE-19-098, Palm Port Apartment Complex; PRE-19-100, Convenience Store at W. Price Boulevard and N. Cranberry Boulevard; PRE-19-107 and WAWA Store – North Port; PRE-19-110.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed a fire and life safety inspection for issuance of three certificate of occupancies.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 15 annual and 37 follow-up inspections.

IT

  • IT continues the implementation project of TRACKiT
  • IT continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • PLANNING
    • Sarasota MPO
    • Environmental Advisory Board
    • West Villages Improvement Meeting
    • Historic & Cultural Advisory Board
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT
    • 55         Initial Inspections
    • 2         Verbal Warnings
    • 54          Notices of Violation
    • 96         Re-inspections
    • 78         Cases Closed
    • 243         Telephone Calls
  • BUILDING
    • Issued 23 new house permits
    • Issued 163 miscellaneous permits
    • reviewed 35 spot surveys
    • reviewed 24 as built surveys 

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed 16 prescreens for financial assistance
  • Staff completed one SOS financial application for rental assistance

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Residential Garbage Collected: 479 tons
  • Residential Recycling Collected: 184 tons

Commercial Cardboard: 9 tons

Commercial Garbage: 259 tons

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