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Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the City of Shawnee
The City of Shawnee Parks and Recreation division oversees all the many parks available to the public in the City. The division strives to maintain many hundreds of acres of parkland for your enjoymnet.
Watch for a dynamic list of parks along with maps in the near future.
Mary Maxine Willamson Dog Park
The Grand Opening for the City of Shawnee "Mary Maxine Williamson" Dog Park Saturday was on May 14, 2011 at 10:30 am. The Park, located near the Shawnee Animal Shelter 1900 West Independence and the Shawnee Exposition Center continues to entertain citizens and dog owers from around the City as well as those visiting the Exposition center during activities.
Shawnee Beautification Committee Application- If you think that this committee would be a good fit for you, you are welcome to join us as a guest at our next meeting. The committee meets every second Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm at City Hall in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement.
Programs and Departments
ShawneeParks.org- For an inventory of City Parks including photos, maps, and more detailed information, visit the excellent ShawneeParks.org website! This site is not maintained by the City of Shawnee but by volunteers.
Adopt-A-Street - Check out the City's Adopt-a-Street program and help Keep Your Street Neat. Any individual or group can volunteer for this program.
Fairview Cemetery - The Operations Director oversees the Fairview Cemetery operations. Fairview Cemetery offers affordable spaces and a time honored respectful cemetery. We also have online lookup abilities for loved ones.
CityWideBeautification - Residents and Buisness owners are encouraged to submit Nominations for those that have put extra effort into Beautifying and Maintaining their area. There are two nominationperiods. The first ending on May 31st and the second ending September 30th. Winners will be reconized with a certificate.
Shawnee Twin Lakes- The Shawnee Twin Lakes are located 9 miles west of Shawnee and provide a wide range of recreational opertunities.
Staff Activity Report for July 21 - July 27, 2013 THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 11/5/2013 AND IS NOT LONGER ACTIVE!
8/5/2013 CITY MANAGERS OFFICE/Brian McDougal, Manager
Business license discussion and ordinance formulation
Airport insurance for mechanics on duty at the airport discussion
Spoke to the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Public administration students/department
Offered Assistant Airport Manager Position to Keenan English. He plans to start August 15.
Toured City of Lawton, Commachee County 911 Center
Conference calls and meetings regarding PCDA.
Spoke with the City of McLoud regarding their hiring of a City Manager and various city questions
Attended the Mayors advisory panel at the Chamber of Commerce
Meeting with Paul Liles regarding guest editorial in the News Star
Interviewed by Countywide regarding my contract
Interviewed by News-Star regarding business licenses
Conference Call with Bill Geist of Bill Geist Consulting with Wes regarding the CVB Organizational audit.
Ordered benches removed from Celebration of Life Park and Sante Fe Depot Park
ENGINEERING/STREETS/TRAFFIC CONTROL/John Krywicki, Director
Federal Street Bridge Repair Project: The entire deck/slab and parapet walls of the bridge have been removed. Contractor has begun construction of concrete slope walls under the bridge to protect the abutments from continued erosion and undermining of the abutment. Overall, project approximately 35% complete.
Airport Trails Project: Project is about 95 percent complete with punch list items left to address. They have completed almost all of the punch list but overall, but the rains this week have caused them delays in completing the punch list.
ADA Sidewalk and Ramps Project: No progress to report. Next intersection to address will be 10th and Union.
Bell Street Streetscape Project from Farrall to 7th: Farrell street lighting could start this week if ODOT approves the traffic plan. At present waiting on them. Some sodding still needs to be addressed along the retaining wall that was built on the west side up by 7th street. ODOT approved Contractors traffic control plan for routing traffic on Farrall while the crosswalk lighting work takes place across Farrall Street, and work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 29, 2013.
City Hall Parking Lot Improvements: Project is about 28% complete. Was scheduled to have a proof roll this morning but with the weather that could be pushed back till Wednesday.
STREETS PROJECT TASKS COMPLETED
Continued removal and concrete replacement on Bingham.(148x12)
Repaired watercut at 901 N. Kickapoo.(13x7)
Repaired watercut at 229 N. Kickapoo.(13x6)
Sidewalk repair at Wal-Greens on Harrison.(citizen call in)(20x5)
Washout on Faith Blvd. repaired.(12x2)
Repaired watercut at corner of Elm & Edwards.(18x10)km
South Kickapoo repaired
Faith Rd. water wash out complete
Bryan Rd curb back fill complete
Pinkston Rd. black top buckled in center of road (Citizen call in) (8x8)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/Don Lynch, Director
Processed 911 remittance checks
Worked on addressing issues
Registered 4 individual storm shelters
Worked with a.t. & t. and departmental staff to resolve phone service outages in various city departments
Processed Requisitions, Purchase Orders, and Claims
Assisted Long Term Recovery Committee with access to warehouse to receive donations
Continued work with FEMA/State Officials on doccumentation anf project worksheet preparation
Emergency Management Director:
Met with members of the National Weather Service Assessment Team
Was on vacation Tuesday through Thursday
Coordinated with disaster recovery organizations on status of activities.
Reviewed draft sections of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and returned comments/corrections to vendor
Capital Projects Update:
Telephone System Replacement: Vendor has installed switching equipment and most desksets. We are working with a.t. & t. to set up the interface between the new switch and the telephone central office.
Radio System Upgrade: Contract for lease/purchase delivered to Motorola. Kickoff meeting for the project is set for August 1.
UTILITY DEPARTMENT/Steve Nelms, Director
* Water Treatment Plant (Staff of 10)
Average production: *MGD: 4.363 Last week: *MGD: 4.376
Pumped 864,5512,000MG to date compared to 898,611,000MG for same period last year
All lab hourly testing was completed.
All cleaning and maintenance was completed.
*MGD: Million Gallons Daily
* Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant (Staff of 7)
Flows averaged: *MGD: 1.479 **BOD: 13 mg/l ***TSS: 0 mg/l
Performed routine maintenance and testing on the plant
*MGD: Million Gallons Daily **BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand ***TSS: Total Suspended Solids
* Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (Staff of 7)
Flows averaged: *MGD: 1.941 **BOD: 2.0 mg/l ***TSS: 2.5 mg/l
Hauled 335,500 gallons of bio-solids have been hauled so far this month
187,000 gallons of bio-solids were hauled in the month of June.
Performed routine maintenance and testing on the plant
*MGD: Million Gallons Daily **BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand ***TSS: Total Suspended Solids
* Water Distribution (Staff of 11)
Service Calls: 80, Main Breaks: 1, Leak Checks: 10, Cut-offs: 3, Reset Water Meters: 19, Service Lines: 3; Water/Sewer Line Locates: 145
Repaired main break at 927 N. Hobson.
Repaired service line at 632 N. Bell, 136 S. McKinley, and 838 N. Kickapoo.
Dug up spicket at the Expo from someone running it over.
Made a Ύ tap on an 8 at 11 E. Chicago for contractor.
Worked on shop tickets, and service orders from customer service.
Leak Checks: 0, Set/Reset Water Meters: 0, Meter Re-reads: 19, Water Line Locates: 25
> Total Miles: 270 Total Man Hours: 104 Main Breaks: 1
* Valve Maintenance (staff of 3)
Located/performed serviceability check on valves at 0 different locations
Located/performed serviceability check on fire hydrants at 21 different locations
Replaced Fire Hydrant at 0 location
* Wastewater Collection (Staff of 7)
Sewer lines flushed: 24,125 ft. Flushed (year to date): 585,737 ft.
Total Service Calls: 33, Sewer Lines Checked: 31, Lift Stations Checked: 21, and Emergency Sewer Calls: 1
* Capital Projects
Utility System Master Plan- On June 18, 2012 the Commission authorized the Shawnee Municipal Authority to enter into a contract with Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC for an amount to not exceed $549,460. There was $300,000 budgeted for the 2011/12 fiscal year and $300,000 for the 2012/13 year. A Notice to Proceed was issued on June 25, 2012. Data loggers have been installed and flow meters have been received, and will be utilized for gathering data once installed. SRB conducted a site visit on October 10th, 2012 to collect data for computer model. The Water Hydraulic Model will be completed by the end of April. Staff met with SRB on March 22nd, 2013 for a basis of planning meeting. SRB has started work on the Wastewater Hydraulic Model. The Water Hydraulic Model has been completed; staff has training on it Tuesday, July 9th, 2013.
Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project Various Locations (Pipe Bursting) - Budgeted project amount $1,000,000.00. Project was awarded to Jordan Contractors on March 4th, 2013. Review of manholes to be replaced will be done on a line by line basis. Bursting has been completed on Red Rock Street. Pipe has been pulled and services attached at the 700 block of Louisa. One manhole has been replaced and backfill of services has begun. Contractor has completed pipe burst from Horace Mann School to Center, and has moved to the 1900 block of Broadway. Preparation on Broadway is well underway, and actual pipe burst will begin early next week.
Kimberly Sewer Lift Station Rehab, COS-SMA-13-04- Jordan Contractors was awarded the bid on February 4th, 2013. Contractor is gearing up for the job; currently waiting on other utilitys to be relocated. All utilities are out of the way except cable. Cable Company has given a 2-4 week time frame on lines being moved.
Water Meters and Vault Structure Project, COS-SMA-14-06- Jordan Contractors was awarded the bid on May 6th, 2013. Estimated start date for this project is July 15th, 2013.
Jefferson Terrace Water Line Replacement, COS-SMA-14-01 Orion Construction was awarded the bid on July 15th, 2013.
AIRPORT/Rex Hennen, Assistant Airport Manager
The airport has received 20+ of rain since April 1st of this year.
* Fuel Sales
June 2013 fuel sales were considerably higher than June 2012 due to more favorable weather conditions overall. Fuel sales continue to steadily increase:
June 2012 = Avgas 2,428.33 Gallons; Jet A 188.79 Gallons
June 2013 = Avgas 3,872.28 Gallons; Jet A 1,647.37 Gallons
* Foreign Trade Zone Application (approved)
Working with SEDF to market the Airports new designation
* Civil Air Patrol (CAP) National Flight Academy July 5 15.
24 teen-age students from across the United States. 7 cadets were able to take their first solo flight.
20 support staff
15 CAP aircraft from surrounding states will be used for training the cadets
Sold 1,900+ gallons of aviation fuel during the event.
PARKS/CEMETERY/EQUIPMENT SERVICES/James Bryce, Director of Operations
* Parks Maintenance Division (Staff of 8)
Daily cleanup route on Main St and Parks
Mowing/weed eating in Parks/Lake
Working on Park Inspections
Crews cleaned up area around boat ramp #1
Removed Park benches at Celebration of Life Park and Centennial Park
* Cemetery Division (staff of 4)
3 burials last week
Filling graves that have settled during rains
Preparing for internments
Resetting vandalized monuments
* Central Garage (Staff of 6)
General servicing and repairs to vehicles and equipment including Expo
39 units in last week with 56 total repairs
EVT schools and testing
* Shawnee Twin Lakes
Cleanup continues around the Lake area.
Two honor boxes were broke into on Sunday evening. One box was recovered on Lake #2 dam.
* Wes Watkins Reservoir
Park remains busy.
Sunday evening the building at the entry was broke into. Crews are working to repair the damage.
Municipal Swimming Pool
Architects working on engineered drawings and bid documents. Renderings of the pool project will placed around town for the public to see. City funding for the project will come in front of the Commission on the first August commission meeting. Project expected to go out for bid on August 19th. Pool committee is seeking additional funding from private donations.
Municipal Court Offices
Construction to begin August 19th thru the 30th. Encumbering funds and coordinating contractors.
Auditorium Exterior Restoration and Window Replacement
Bids were opened on July 15th and recommendation of award will be August 5th.
City Hall ADA Restroom Project
Will bid out project when capital budget is opened up
EXPOSITION CENTER/Mike Jackson, Operations Manager
* No report submitted for the week.
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/Justin Erickson, Director
Staff completed a draft of a revised City code concerning drivers for hire (taxicabs) and mailed it to related companies providing service in the City of Shawnee in June. The City Commission is expected to consider the ordinance in September.
Staff attended a meeting with downtown merchants to discuss ways to improve the business and visitor climate in downtown Shawnee.
Building inspection staff remain very active reviewing and inspecting various construction projects in and around the City.
The Action Center is currently investigating the following complaints:
o Dilapidated Buildings: 35 active cases
o Derelict Vehicles: 6 active cases
o Junk/Trash: 14 active cases
o Tall Grass/Weeds: 128 active cases
* Project Updates
Wayfinding - . Staff is continuing work on a Phase 1 Wayfinding Bid Packet to include the EXPO and main entrance signs to the City. Sign companies have been contacted so that preliminary cost estimates can be known and the phase can be scaled accordingly. The expected bid time is September 2013.
Business Licenses- . Staff is working with other City Staff to prepare documents and procedures for the enactment (subject to City Commission approval) of a business license requirement in the City of Shawnee. More information with be forthcoming.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT/Cynthia Sementelli, Finance
Worked on budget report
Did monthly allocations
Worked on year end for auditors
Prepared budget amendments
Worked on pool financing
Entered budget amendments
Worked on bank statements
CITY CLERKS OFFICE/UTILITY BILLING/Phyllis Loftis, City Clerk
* City Clerk
Continued review of all city insurance policies and determination of coverage on vehicles, equipment and buildings.
Normal routine duties including tort claims, management of archived records, research of records for staff and Commissioners, distribution of payroll, preparation of inbound/outbound mail, and overseeing insurance on vehicles and property owned by the City of Shawnee.
* Utility Billing/Customer Service
Zone 2 cutoff for non-payment (7-24-13)
Zone 2 billing (7-26-13)
Routine customer service/billing, water and sewer transactions and issues involving payment arrangements, cut-offs, past-due collections and sanitation.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS/Steve Nolen, Chief Information Officer
Continued project review / management for master projects
o VoIP Telephony Project IT deploying desktop software, waiting on PRI
o Unitrends Backup Appliance Deployment Waiting for configuration/testing
o Mobile Device Management Deployment - continues
o AFIX System Replacement Waiting on OSBI
o Home Drive Storage migration Researching automated solutions
Continued work on VOIP migration
Reviewed / resolved various localized print spooler failure issues
Attended Oklahoma Government Information Technology Association (OGITA) meeting
Identified hard drive failure on new VOIP server, RMA effected
Reviewed issue with HVAC failure in VOIP server / Telco room, advised building maintenance for repair
Debug / Reset WTP access control node
Review issues with HVAC embedded system web access
Resolved RDP service outage
Review ICAC hardware options with CID, made recommendations/upgrades
Resolved various small system updater issues
FIRE DEPARTMENT/David Short, Chief
Responded to 108 emergency calls broken down by type below:
Rescue & EMS: 71
Hazardous conditions: 5
Service Calls: 10
Good Intent Calls: 10
False Alarms: 4
* Fire Prevention
Shawnee Wound Care, 3700 N. Kickapoo (remodel)
Cargill Alumni Center, OBU (preliminary plans)
New Construction Inspections
OBU Apartments (hydrostatic pressure test)
Requested / Administrative Inspections:
Permits and On-Site Inspections
2 open burn
Shawnee Senior Center, 401 N. Bell (hood system)
SFD Training Division Weekly Activity Report
Assigned Shift, Company & Individual Training:
Review 2013 State EMS Protocols (All Shifts) (7/23-25/13)
Physical Fitness Incentive Testing (All Shifts) (9/3-5/13)
EMT Transitional Refresher (All Shifts) (1/13-17, 20/14)
Tentative Shift, Company & Individual Training:
Wind-Driven Fires Class (TBD)
Training Chief Activities:
Draft May Day SOG Submitted (5/30/13)
Draft NFIRS SOG
FireHouse Management & Quality Control
Kaplan Fire and EMS C.E.U. Program Management
N.R.E.M.T. - C.E.U. Program Management
Electronic Entry of Dept. Personnel Training Records to FireHouse
Continuation Training (6) Probationary Fire Fighters
POLICE DEPARTMENT/Russ Frantz, Chief
Police reports: 160 / arrests: 38
Total Citations: 89 Handwritten Citations: 7 E-Citations: 82 Percent of E-Citations: 92.13 %
Woodland Park robbery one suspect in custody and guitar recovered warrant for main suspect
Cemetery assault suspect in custody
One suspect in custody from Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operation
Visit to Lawton Communications Center
Operation More Cops - More stops
Dispatch managed 2092 calls (Police/Fire/EMS)
* Accreditation/Lt. King, Accreditation Manager
Working on new hire orientation program and an officer handbook
Reviewing In-House Recruit Training Manual from Stillwater PD and editing for our use
Number of evidence items brought in: 20
Number of found property items taken in: 1
Number of found property items returned to owner: 1
Items Flagged & Pulled for Destruction: 60
29 Cases Forwarded to CID for Review
7 Felony Cases Assigned / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Assigned / 2 Other Cases Assigned
8 Felony Cases Cleared / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Cleared / 0 Other Cases Cleared
4 Felonies Filed through DAs Office
1 Total Arrests Made
$750 Total Property Recovered
2 Pending Assignment (PA) Cases
3 Assists with Patrol and Other Agencies
* COPs Grant Program
DAC site inspection
Officer meeting per Pottawatomie County Domestic group
Internet Sting one arrest Lewd Acts with Child
More Cops More Stops
Media for Park incident
Seized approx. 29 grams of methamphetamine
Seized one 2005 Toyota corolla
Human trafficking training
Fly with OHP searching for marijuana grow
Honor guard detail- retired officer funeral
Police Officers - 59 / 3 open positions / 1 deployed on Military / 55available
Dispatch positions - 13 / 11 available for service / 2 in training status / 3 open position
Animal Control Positions - 4 / 3 available for service
* Animal Control
> Calls Responded: 69 >Animals Impounded: 38 >Animals reclaimed: 2 >Animals adopted: 1
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