Public Works held a tree planting ceremony this afternoon in honor of Jane Harry, a longtime employee, who passed away earlier this year. The tree was planted at our Public Works facility on Chamberlain Blvd. Jane served the North Port community for many years as an Engineering Inspector, Field Supervisor and Section Administrator.
We miss Jane already, but we'll think of her often when we see the tree!
Saving Water, Saving Money!
North Port Utilities Meter Reader, Angela, was out this week on her rounds, and noticed that a customer’s water usage was up to 36,000 gallons this past month, while the customer’s average usage had been around 3,000 gallons. Angela notified the customer, and it was soon discovered that the customer did have a substantial leak which could have led to a costly water bill if left unchecked. It was fortunate that Angela was in the right place at the right time! To make sure you don’t encounter a similar situation, look for drips and fix leaks in your kitchen and bath. Monitor your water meter and check your outdoor irrigation system, pool, pumps, and faucets. Don’t flush your money down the drain! For more water-saving tips, visit: https://www.sfwmd.gov/community-residents/water-conservation-how-to And thank you, Angela, for looking after our North Port residents and our water resources!
This is what it's all about. Samuel stopped in the police station after practicing baseball looking for some water for his bike trip home. Records Tech Linda Yates helped out and got him some needed H2O, along with an NPPD water bottle. Chief Garrison also came out to chat with the young man. Samuel hopes to become a Police Explorer when he's eligible in a few years (age 14), and wants to be a Police Officer when he grows up. We're glad you stopped in, sir. We hope to see you in a few years when you start your career with NPPD! Also, stay hydrated. #highqualityH2O #northportpride
Chillllll out. NPPD is participating in 7-Eleven's Operation Chill initiative. Officers on patrol will be on the lookout for kids being safe and/or doing the right thing. If caught, the kid will be rewarded with a positive citation and a free Slurpee from 7-11. What's not to love? They're limited, so get out there and do some good! #operationchill
We are commending two more of our officers after their actions this week. On Tuesday night, Officers James Shields and Alex Fisher responded to a young man having a medical emergency in the area of Pan American Boulevard. There were no signs of life. The officers immediately began chest compressions and were able to recover a faint heartbeat and sustain it until North Port Fire Rescue arrived. NPPD and NPFR then worked together to continue life-saving measures before he was transported to the North Port Emergency Room. We’re grateful for Officer Shields' and Officer Fisher’s swift response. If it weren’t for their actions, this could have had a different outcome. #thankyou