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Weekly Highlights: Oct. 11, 2019

Post Date:10/11/2019 3:26 PM

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

PARKS AND REC

  • Aquatics:
    • Staff began moving in office equipment and evening training is underway.
  • Parks & Grounds:
    • Cleaned up the grounds around the Al Goll Building.
  • Parks & Rec:
    • Tea Time was Fang-tastic!!! 57 people enjoyed an apple dessert bar, apple cider, and a costume contest.

FINANCE

  • Staff gathered items requested for the impact fee study.
  • Staff closed the month of September.
  • Staff inactivated completed projects, created new projects in H T E, and updated various tracking sheets.

UTILITIES

  • Staff met with Reiss and RK&K Engineering firms this week regarding RFPs
  • Fire line meeting
  • Staff participated in the Sarasota Utility Coordination Meeting
  • New Field Supervisor Drew Johnson, and Warehouse Staff Alex DiRamio began work Monday

FIRE RESCUE

  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel responded to 191 incidents. These responses included one residential fire, two outside fires, 152 EMS calls, two hazardous conditions, 16 service calls, eight good intent calls, and 10 false alarms.
  • North Port Fire Rescue personnel provided Stop-The-Bleed training to Public Works employees.
  • North Port Fire Rescue Medical Director completed ride-a-longs with personnel for continuing review of performed EMS skills and patient interactions.

PUBLIC WORKS

  • Solid Waste completed 675 requests for special pick up services. These include bulk collections, container delivery, and electronic/appliance waste pick-ups.
  • Customer Service staff processed 3,153 via telephone citizen service and/or informational requests.
  • Solid Waste collected 471 tons of residential garbage, 106 tons of residential recycling, 5 tons of commercial cardboard,  and 186 tons of Commercial Garbage.

POLICE

  • NPPD Special Response Team complete annual validations located at Knights Trail to stay current with qualifications and standards to maintain readiness for the team.  
  • Staff met for security roundtable session with City IT and Police IT.
  • Meeting with Venice Police Department refence Computer Forensics Lab.  

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

BUILDING:

  • 211 New Permit Applications Entered
  • 32 New House Permits Issued
  • 1,649 Phone Calls

CODE ENFORCEMENT:

  • 253         Initial/Re- inspections
  • 15           Courtesy Notices
  • 865         Phone calls

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

  • The Economic Development Division works closely with businesses in many industry groups.  On October 3rd, the EDD brought city-wide attention to North Port’s hidden gems, Home-Based businesses, by celebrating a proclamation to recognize their value with our City Commissioners.
  • At the same event, the EDD and city leaders celebrated Manufacturing Day, recognizing a North Port’s bedrock manufacturing sector. 
  • City Commission was briefed on an upcoming Health Care Forum slated to take place November 25. The event will review history, data, and next steps in the City’s role in hospital recruitment.  Details are forthcoming.
  • The Community and Economic Development Advisory Board (CEDAB) held its bi-monthly meeting on Oct. 2nd.  Next meeting will be December 4th.
  • EDD and EDC of Sarasota County laid the initial ground work for the 2020 inbound site selection marketing campaign.  These site selection tours are designed to inform and educate business location consultants about our city and the value locating a business in North Port can bring their clients.

PLANNING & ZONING:

  • Commission Meeting- Sarasota County Centennial Celebration
  • SDR: West Villages Water Treatment Plant, Village F Boundary Adjustment, Village G Boundary Adjustment

SOCIAL SERVICES:

  • October 1st Social Services is now part of Neighborhood Development Services Department; Welcome to the Team!
  • Staff referred two clients to St. Vincent De Paul for assistance utilizing external funding.
  • Staff distributed three bags of hygiene products donated by the Back Pack Angels.
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