We’ve made it to the weekend, North Port! Meet your featured firefighter, Justin Lundquist!
Justin is a Lieutenant/EMT at Station 85 C shift: the best crew in the Department (his words, not ours!). He grew up in the Sarasota/North Port area and was fortunate enough to marry his college sweetheart Jacqueline, 16 years ago. Together they have two boys: Jace 10, and Jax 8. Justin has been with North Port Fire Rescue for over 10 years and enjoys staying involved with his department. He is currently a member of the Technical Rescue Team, a part of both City and Fire Safety Committees, new hire orientation committee, and has helped create the Driver Engineer Program. His off-duty hobbies include boating, fishing and flying. Justin’s is honored and proud to call North Port Fire Rescue his home.
Thank you for all you do, Justin! We’re grateful to have you at NPFR 🔥😊👏🏻
There are currently 8 openings within the City. See the list of employment opportunities below:
🗺 GIS Administrator
👮♂️ Police Officer
🚜 Equipment Operator I, II & III
♻ Solid Waste Equipment Operator
👷♂️ Wastewater Chief Operator
👷♀️ Water Treatment Plant Operator
Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northportfl
Utilities’ crews have been working this week on the City Hall Reclaimed Extension. Exciting, right?! But it is! Using reclaimed water for irrigation purposes helps save our potable water and natural resources!
This project was initiated because the practice football fields behind the George Mullen Center are currently irrigated with reclaimed water through a 2” service and meter and there was not enough flow to properly irrigate the entire property. With the installation of the new pipe, there will be plenty of flow to be able to serve the property.
Teams completed drilling in 240’ of 6” welded HDPE pipe. We horizontally drilled 5.5’ deep under the roundabout to the existing meter located on the corner of City Center Blvd. and Rue S. Berryman St.
By utilizing specialized equipment to complete this work, there was minimal disruption to the traffic pattern and surrounding roadways and sidewalks. Big props to our Utilities’ crew for an outstanding job!
UPDATE: Thank you everyone for sharing. Unfortunately, Ms. Sangiovanni has been found deceased. No foul play is suspected at this time. Prayers for her family and friends.
EARLIER: Please help us locate. Stacy Ann Sangiovanni (52). Stacy was last seen at her residence in the 5000 block of Greenwood Ave. in North Port yesterday. Stacy is battling mental health issues which has her family and NPPD concerned. Unknown clothing description, unknown direction of travel. If you have seen her, please call 941-429-7300. Thank you!
Back in April the North Port Police Department arrested Robert Merritt (44) on charges of Aggravated Battery on a victim above 65 years old, his father. The victim, Robert Cecil Merritt (74) later died. After a thorough investigation and the conclusion of the autopsy results, the father’s cause of death was ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's Office. Those charges have now been upgraded by the State Attorney’s Office. Merritt is now facing the charge of second degree murder. He was picked up and arrested Thursday in North Port..
Emil (Win) Winton Sell, Jr. (April 8, 1953 - March 27, 2020) served honorably as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. A Military service honoring Win's life will be held at 11 AM at Sarasota National Cemetery on Tuesday July 14, 2020.
Win retired as the City Of North Port's Animal Control Officer after 18 years of service to the City. His passion for protecting animals, both domestic and wild, never faltered.
Win was predeceased by his father, Emil Winton Sell, Sr. and his mother, Frances Virginia Musselwhite Sell. He is survived by his faithful wife Cynthia, his sister Virginia (Henry Barragan) and two daughters, Pamela (Glenn Snider) and Donna (Bryan Schoenrock) and several grandchildren.
Win "fought a good fight, finished his course and kept the faith."