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Weekly Highlights: June 17, 2019

Post Date:06/17/2019 9:08 AM

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

POLICE

  • North Port Police Department participate in mock scenario drill Code Pink with Sarasota Memorial Hospital for missing/abducted children.
  • Staff attend Ft. Myers academy to solicit new recruits for hire.

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 157 incidents. These responses included, two residential fire, one outside fire, two vehicle fires, 115 EMS calls, four hazardous condition, 19 service calls, seven good intent calls, and seven false alarms.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended the review of an EMS reporting program designed to provide more data on cardiac arrest patient outcomes. This training session was provided by a representative from the Florida Department of Health and was held at the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

UTILITIES

  • Utilities Engineer Manager, Mike Acosta attended AWWA meeting in Denver, CO.

FINANCE

  • Budget staff published the fiscal year 2020 City Manager Recommended Budget.
  • Staff attended the Florida Government Finance Officers Association's annual conference.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT Completed 57 Service Tickets.
  • IT provided technical support for Commission Regular Meeting & Special Meeting
  • IT Deployed laptops for Parks Auditors
  • IT Deployed a public kiosk in City Hall on the 2nd floor for the viewing of agendas and backup material.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff ordered backpacks for the Back to School Resource Fair

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • NDS BUILDING - Issued 79 Miscellaneous Permits
  • NDS PLANNING & ZONING - Final Approval for Braves Stadium
  • NDS CODE ENFORCEMENT - Re-inspection of 55 cases of code violations

PARKS AND REC

  • Are you a skater or BMX biker? Save the date for the annual Bike & Skate Competition coming up on June 21 at the North Port Skate Park (5651 North Port Blvd). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/BikeandSkate.
  • We're celebrating our 60th birthday with free admission for Sarasota County residents to Warm Mineral Springs Park on June 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For questions, call 941-429-PARK.

PUBLIC WORKS

The contractor for the Grid 205 drainage project, located near north of Dalhart Avenue and off of Saybrook Avenue, has been completed. Restoration of sodding is underway. The project has been completed two months ahead of schedule.

A pre-construction meeting for the Sardinia Avenue sidewalk project from Salford Boulevard to Pincushion Street was held on June 4, 2019, and construction is expected to start within two weeks.

The contractor completed pipe work near Kinsley Road and Eden Court and is finalizing the restoration and sodding of the areas. Will be mobilizing to Espanola Avenue the week of June 17-21.

THE RUNDOWN

POLICE

  • North Port Police Department hold the annual Citizen Public Safety Academy graduation of twelve week course.
  • Agency working on the disaster recovery infrastructure, part of the project is now set for review by commission.
  • Records: working on 9 extensive public records requests
  • Telecommunications: 543 - Calls for service, 42 - Calls via 911, 6:39 - Average call received to dispatch

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port residents called in two smoke detector service requests. Fire Rescue personnel checked 10 detectors, replaced ---- batteries, and installed ---- detectors.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel approved 12 P-card transactions and processed 143 invoices totaling $65,683.63 for goods and services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel purchased $3,104.92 in EMS supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel gave a station tour of Station 85.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed EMS practical skills evaluations with EMS Field Training Officers.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel met with Sarasota Memorial Hospital- North Port Manager for review of patient outcomes and crew interactions.
  • North Port Fire Rescue attended a webinar on Medicare program updates being implemented in the near future.
  • North Port Fire Rescue attended a training session on new Florida Statute 112.1816 (firefighter cancer coverage bill) going in to effect on July 1, 2019.
  • North Port Fire Rescue provided CPR/AED/Choking and Stop-the-Bleed training to City of North Port Utilities employees.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Assistant Medical Director rode on ambulances and responded to medical emergencies as part of their review of EMS provided services.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted code research and review concerning fire and life safety inquiries.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel attended fire, life safety and fireworks familiarization with Garden State Fireworks.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted one formal site visit at Popeyes Chicken located on Tamiami Trail.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel reviewed and approved one special event permit.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one special event permit fire and life safety inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed three commercial plan reviews.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel completed two pre-application plan reviews; one for The Toledo Blade Center; PRE-19-113 and one for Central Parc; PRE-19-121.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed a fire and life safety inspection for issuance on one certificate of occupancy.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed one fire alarm final and acceptance test and one fire alarm rough inspection.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel conducted and completed 30 annual and 18 follow-up inspections.

UTILITIES

  • Utilities Director Rick Newkirk hosted Commissioner Emrich on a tour of the wastewater and water treatment facilities, along with the current construction projects that Utilities are involved in or are overseeing.
  • Utilities Engineer Manager, Mike Acosta is attending AWWA meeting in Denver, CO.
  • Sarasota DOT meeting was attended by Utilities Engineer Jennifer Fehrs.
  • Utilities staff attended the Potable Reuse Committee meeting,
  • American Water Infrastructure workshop was attended by Utilities Engineer Fehrs.
  • Pressure testing was completed on the subsurface pipe under the Snover waterway on Cranberry.
  • Interviews were conducted for the Customer Care Rep II position.
  • Repaired three residential water services relocated fire hydrant on Eldron.
  • Coordinated with the contractor for McDonalds on Us 41 about moving the water service lines.
  • The bore under US41 and West Villages Parkway was completed.
  • Meter change outs and register exchanges continue throughout the city.
  • Staff continues to participate in CPR training.

FINANCE

  • Processed 148 invoices and paid 89 vendors totaling $820,004.45 for goods and services provided to the City.
  • Processed $1,045,978.89 in cash receipts from utility payments, Warm Mineral Springs, and other miscellaneous sources.
  • Purchasing staff processed 10 purchase orders, 12 p-card approvals, 21 vendor/contract updates, and 12 Certificates of Insurance.
  • Processed payroll for 652 employees.
  • Performed cash receipts daily.
  • Conducted 66 lien searches.
  • Entered 32 Certificates of Occupancy.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • IT continues the implementation project of TRACKiT
  • IT Continues the planning of the connectivity infrastructure for the West Villages Wastewater Plant Project.
  • IT Continues the development of NPWeb 2.0 – our city Intranet site.
  • IT Continues Microsoft backup and recovery project.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Staff completed nine LIHEAP financial applications utilizing external funding
  • Staff distributed five bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels
  • Staff referred four clients to St. Vincent De Paul for assistance utilizing external funding
  • Staff completed 97 information requests to the general public
  • Staff completed 15 prescreens for financial assistance

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PLANNING & ZONING

  • SDR Meeting - Central Parc and Toledo Blade Center
  • Final approvals for WV Parkway, Heartland Dental and Tortuga
  • 17 Projects in the review stages and 9 Projects On Hold/Getting Ready for Review
  • Zoning Conducted 75 Inspections

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • 50 Initial Inspections
  • 0 Verbal Warnings
  • 29 Notices of Violation
  • 49 Re-inspections
  • 1 Courtesy Notice
  • 46 Cases Closed
  • 266 Telephone Calls

BUILDING

  • Issued 18 new house permits
  • Issued 79 miscellaneous permits
  • Reviewed 31 spot surveys
  • Reviewed 29 as built surveys 
  • Telephones Calls Handled by Agent 260

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • Parks & Recreation staff processed 79 Achieve Anything memberships consisting of 6 annual memberships, 11 three-month memberships, 4 one-month memberships, and 58 D-Fy memberships.
  • A total of 856 membership and daily/drop-in visits were made to the Morgan and Mullen Community Centers.
  • There were 17 facility rentals for a total of 27.75 hours, 9 Scout House rentals for a total of 31 hours, and 5 pavilion rentals for a total of 18 hours.
  • Community Centers facilitated 45.5 hours of Community Service.
  • Parks & Recreation completed a three-day onsite accreditation visit with CAPRA.
  • Summer Camp has been busy! In a partnership with Sarasota Schools and the U.S. Department of Agriculture we were able to serve 35 Breakfast Meals and 151 Lunch Meals at no cost to our campers. Kids enjoyed a field trip was to the Bradenton Marauders Stadium where campers were treated to lunch and  one of our campers were chosen to start the game by saying "let's play ball".
  • The Child Protection Center (CPC) visited our campers and educated campers on Bullying prevention the lesson aimed at identifying bullying and harassment behaviors. Teaching safe age-appropriate, nonviolent responses to bullying.
  • Staff continued interviews for the North Port Aquatic Center Pool Technician and Head Lifeguard positions.
  • Aquatics staff secured an engineering company to complete the Affidavit of Compliance for our water amenities and developed an informal RFQ for CO2 tanks/supply that has been sent out for quotes.
  • Aquatics team also sent out scrutinized company forms to all potential vendors to make purchasing more efficient and created operational checklists for chemical maintenance, and daily opening/closing tasks.
  • Staff completed an onsite walk-through of the North Port Aquatic Center with representatives from the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure the team is pro-actively meeting DOH benchmarks.
  • Parks Maintenance pruned trees and hedges at the Garden of the Five Senses and replaced the faulty irrigation controller at GMAC. Staff also removed the temporary fencing around the new plants at the Canine Club entrance and disassembled and removed the Royal Restroom from Warm Mineral Springs Park.
  • The Parks Maintenance team also cleaned the park signs at Kirk and Hope parks and trimmed hedges in front of the Morgan Family Center while completing the parks inventory.
  • At the Atwater Park Splash Pad, staff removed several plants that were in the work zone of the new shade structure, cleaned the splash pad for repairs and sealing, and secured the post holes for the new shade structure.
  • Parks Maintenance completed the ADA Transition Plan on all of the remaining parks that have not yet been through that process.
  • Staff completed a small web project to correct broken links on the website, correcting 66 errors. Staff will also begin work on re-organizing the website layout and updating all the content in the Parks & Recreation section of the website.
  • Staff completed some outreach at a Leadership North Port event at the Gardens on Sumter, providing attendees with information about programs, facilities, and upcoming events.

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Staff received the Florida Department of Transportation approval to the Temporary Traffic Control Plan for the "Freedom Festival" 4th of July celebration at Cool Today Park.  The plan includes lane closures along US 41, Preto Boulevard and West Villages Parkway.
  • The contractor continues working on the Eldron Avenue sidewalks.  In the coming weeks, lane closures in the vicinity of Eldron Avenue and Flint Drive will be required to replace a crossing culvert pipe under these roads.
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