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|Staff Activity Report for June 30 - July 6, 2013|
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CITY MANAGERS OFFICE/Brian McDougal, Manager
Conference call with Chuck Smith from OMRF, Mannford and Guymon City Managers regarding doing a session for OML this fall.
Meeting with Jeff Bays, and Randy Smith about continuation of the Scouting FOS campaign.
Met with Amy Perkins to discuss Presbyterian Disaster Recovery.
Met with Theresa Hendrix and James Bryce regarding Community Center changes.
Met with Justin Erickson, James Bryce and Greg Price regarding Avedis Foundation grant applications.
Met with Robert Slavens
Met with Daniel Shaughnessy and Steve Nolen to discuss City Connect.
Planning Commission Meeting.
ENGINEERING/STREETS/TRAFFIC CONTROL/John Krywicki, Director
Kickapoo Project from the Spur to MacArthur: ODOT awarded the Kickapoo Paving Project to Haskell-Lemon Construction for a total project construction cost of $10,930,517.98 (including water line costs). Work on the project is proceeding with installation of new, larger water main(s) that will be located from outside of the street paving instead of under the paving as where the existing lines are located. Water line replacement has proceeded from the Spur to Federal Street. The underground storage tanks (UST) which were discovered have been removed by the City whom hired Sierra Environmental to perform the work. A total of four underground tanks were removed. Paving construction is scheduled to begin next week from the Spur to Independence on the southbound two lanes.
Rehab Concrete Streets Project (FY11-12): Concrete paving work has been completed and traffic striping is scheduled to be placed by Friday, July 12, 2013. As-built quantities will be determined for final payment construction costs, and anticipate taking acceptance of project to City Commission at their first meeting in August.
Airport Trails Project: City Commission awarded project to Bishop Paving in the amount of $633,409.90. All the asphalt is in place for the track/trail, and people are able to use the facility. The Contractor has completed driveway and handicap ramp work, track has been striped. Pre final inspections was held with punch list of items given to Contractor to correct, and the Contractor should be able to complete all work within the next two weeks..
Federal Street Bridge Repair Project: City staff completed the design plans and specifications for the project. The project was awarded to PbX Corporation in the amount of $685,565. Construction work is in progress with deck removal of the bridge Federal Street is closed and will be closed for the next two months while bridge construction is underway. Citizens are reminded that Federal Street in that area will be closed for the next several months and traffic will be detoured up Union Street to MacArthur then back to Harrison, and vice versa.
Bell Street Streetscape Project from Farrall to 7th: Project was awarded to All Roads Paving in the amount of $98,500. Project is approximately 95% completed, but had been put on-hold while Shawnee Municipal Authority (SMA) installs a water meter and vault. SMA completed their work and the sidewalk Contractor was back on site to complete the section between the railroad tracks. The project also includes an enhanced crosswalk at Farrall with in-paving strobe lighting, however, the light fixtures had to be backordered and should be delivered by end of next week. OGE will install decorative lighting along the east side of Bell Street upon completion of the sidewalk project, and OGE has not scheduled that work yet, its TBD.
Main Street Streetscape Project: Preliminary design work has been started as time allows on this project. Project design will follow closely the design layout that was used on the Bell Street Streetscape Project. Preliminary design approximately 80% complete. State ODOT has announced that the City of Shawnee was approved for the $400,000 enhancement grant, and with funding from the Downtown TIFF District, 302 Street Fund, and SMA, the City should be in shape to have full funding for the project. A landscape architect will be employed to finalize irrigation and landscape plans, and the City may be able to advertise this project sometime Fall 2013.
City Hall Parking Lot Improvements: City Commission awarded the project to All Roads Paving in the amount of $195,235.40. Project began Monday June 24, 2013. All Roads completed base stabilization on June 28, 2013, however, has not been back onsite for the past two weeks and the project site has laid idle. City has notified ALL ROADS PAVING of our concerns and that they are encouraged to get construction crews back onsite asap or the City will consider the project abandoned.
ADA Sidewalk and Ramps Project: This project was awarded to All-Roads Paving in the amount of $127,337.75. We are targeting ramps at the intersections along 10th Street from Harrison to Bell Street. Work is in progress, and Contractor has been working intersection ramps at 10th & Union and 10th & Philadelphia.
STREETS PROJECT TASKS COMPLETED
Repaired watercut at 2205 N. Kickapoo.(12x21)
Repaired watercut at 1818 N. Broadway .West side
Repaired watercut at 1818 N. Broadway. East side
Backfilled Autumn watercut and 303 S. Dixon.
Intake repaired at 9th & Draper West corner.
Cleaned concrete ditch at the corner of Union & 40th.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/Don Lynch, Director
Met with FEMA and State Public Assistance Teams reference reimbursement procedures for Mutual Aid Resources
Coordinated with various organizations concerning disaster relief and recovery efforts
Trained debris monitor staff, met with FEMA and State officials to certify trucks and spot checked debris management operations
Coordinated with Police Department personnel on 9-1-1 center projects.
Capital Projects Update:
Telephone System Replacement: Servers installed. Work to begin on configuring the programming for desk sets.
Radio System Upgrade: Working with bond council to determine appropriate funding avenue.
UTILITY DEPARTMENT/Steve Nelms, Director
* Water Treatment Plant (Staff of 10)
Average production: *MGD: 5.419 Last week: *MGD: 5.307
Pumped 763,367,000MG to date compared to 766,535,000MG 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: 1.450 **BOD: 11 mg/l ***TSS: 6 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: 1.759 **BOD: 2 mg/l ***TSS: 2.5 mg/l
Hauled 88,000 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: 28, Main Breaks: 1, Leak Checks: 8, Cut-offs: 3, Reset Water Meters: 4, Water/Sewer Line Locates: 138
Repaired main break at 802 W. Ayre
Disconnected two service lines at the old IGA on Beard St.
Repaired service line at 132 N. Bell.
Worked on shop tickets, and service orders from customer service.
Leak Checks: 1, Set/Reset Water Meters: 0, Meter Re-reads: 41, Water Line Locates: 12
> Total Miles: 272 Total Man Hours: 48
* Valve Maintenance (staff of 3)
Located/performed serviceability check on valves at 11 different locations
Located/performed serviceability check on fire hydrants at 24 different locations
* Wastewater Collection (Staff of 7)
Sewer lines flushed: 20,050 ft. Flushed (year to date): 512,052 ft.
Total Service Calls: 43, Sewer Lines Checked: 23, Lift Stations Checked: 26, and Emergency Sewer Calls: 4
* 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.
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.
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.
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
20 support staff
15 CAP aircraft from surrounding states will be used for training the cadets
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
Cleaned up after 4th of July event
Cleaned up ROWs and creek around Expo
Working on Park Inspections
* Cemetery Division (staff of 4)
3 burials last week
Filling graves that have settled during rains
Preparing for internments
Resetting vandalized monuments from a week ago
* Central Garage (Staff of 6)
General servicing and repairs to vehicles and equipment including Expo
25 units in last week with 28 total repairs
EVT schools and testing
* Shawnee Twin Lakes
The Twin Lakes were very busy over the Holiday weekend.
Boat ramp on Lake #1 ran out of parking. Patrons had to use the area where the old maintenance building stood and property on the North side of the road.
Camping is slow with only 4 to 5 campsites being used.
* Wes Watkins Reservoir
Park remains busy.
RV sites stay full on the weekends and tent camping varies with the weather.
* Current Projects
Municipal Swimming Pool
Architects are working on engineered drawings and bid documents. Finishing up on core sampling and survey work. Setting up for Geo sampling of the ground around the pool. Fundraising and City funding under way.
Municipal Court Offices
Setting up meeting between contractors and court employees to set date for construction
Auditorium Exterior Restoration and Window Replacement
Re-Bid opening on July 15th Commission Agenda.
City Hall ADA Restroom Project
Will bid out project when capital budget is opened up
EXPOSITION CENTER/Mike Jackson, Operations Manager
* IFYR totals as of June 30, 2013
> Contestants Entries 917 >Event Entries 1,572 >States 29
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/Justin Erickson, Director
Staff prepared attended the Planning Commission regular meeting and presented reports.
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 August.
Staff attended the Chamber of Commerce Beautification and Enhancement Committee meeting.
The Action Center is currently investigating the following complaints:
o Dilapidated Buildings: 35 active cases
o Derelict Vehicles: 2 active cases
o Junk/Trash: 6 active cases
o Tall Grass/Weeds: 106 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.
Code Revision - Staff continues work preparing drafts of a revised Shawnee Zoning and Subdivision Code. The Planning Commission is expecting to hold another workshop in July or August, with the expected completion of the codes expected in late-2013. The residential code section are complete, expecting final edits. Current work centers on commercial zoning designations and design standards.
Business Licenses- Staff is working with other City Staff to finalize ordinances 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 implantation of budget
Worked on capital budget
Did monthly allocations
Worked on year end for auditors
Set Project management
CITY CLERKS OFFICE/UTILITY BILLING/Phyllis Loftis, City Clerk
* City Clerk
Preparation of minutes for July 1, 2013 City Commission and Authorities meeting
Continued checking reports regarding water meter status
Continued review of all city insurance policies and determination of coverage on vehicles, equipment and buildings.
Swear in new planning commissioner
Staff discussion regarding security cameras in customer service area
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 3 billing (7/3/13)
Meeting with staff and HD Supply regarding automatic meter reading system for PCDA meters.
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 Vendor is installing VOIP / software on server
o Remote VPN Replacements Configuring Cemetery remote
o TCM Imaging Solution Project Training started, finance installs scheduled
o Unitrends Backup Appliance Deployment scheduled mid-July
o Mobile Device Management Deployment - continues
o Web Server Migration - waiting
o AFIX System Replacement Waiting on OSBI
o License Plate Reader Server component waiting on vendor
o EOC Interactive Projector Replacement waiting on vendor
Continued specialty system replacement builds
Performed physical install of Server18
Finalized VoIP server core configuration, turned over to vendor
Imaging System (TCM) training completed for Finance
Debugging assistance for court remote video system
FIRE DEPARTMENT/David Short, Chief
Responded to 95 emergency calls broken down by type below:
Rescue & EMS: 61
Hazardous conditions: 0
Service Calls: 5
Good Intent Calls: 0
False Alarms: 2
* Fire Prevention
Permits and On-Site Inspections
Burn Permits issued: 5
St. Anthony Hospital (alarm system)
SFD Training Division Weekly Activity Report
Assigned Shift, Company & Individual Training:
Fire Fighter / Technical Rescue Training @ G.C.T.C. (All Shifts) (6/26-28/13)
2nd Quarter Minimum Company Standards Due (10) (All Shifts) (6/30/13)
Facility Tour @ AT&T (All Shifts) (7/10-11, 17/13)
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:
Kaplan Fire and EMS C.E.U. Program Management
N.R.E.M.T. - C.E.U. Program Management
Continuation Training (7) Probationary Fire Fighters
POLICE DEPARTMENT/Russ Frantz, Chief
Police reports: 177 / arrests: 45
Total Citations: 149 Handwritten Citations: 13 E-Citations: 136 Percent of E-Citations: 91.28 %
Interdiction Traffic Stop two arrests, almost two pounds marijuana, one firearm, cash and 2011 Nissan Maxima seized
Communications Upgrade/ Tower Project
Meeting with Doug Walker of Walker Funeral Home on escorts
Meeting with Jack Cantrell about St Gregory starting a Police Dept.
Meeting with Wal-Mart on grant
4th of July Patrols / Lake Patrol
Dispatch managed 2170 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
Nuisance alarm letter distributed for the week: 2
Number of evidence items brought in: 52
Number of bicycles taken in: 1
Number of found property items taken in: 7
Number of found property items returned to owner: 3
Number of items submitted to the OSBI: 18
Number of items released from OSBI back to the dept: 8
Number of evidence disposition files/cases cleared: 2
Items Flagged & Pulled for Destruction: 53
o Notes: Paper work pulled on 82 Gun Cases. Moved 11 Cash Cases to Cash Storage
12 Cases Forwarded to CID for Review
5 Felony Cases Assigned / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Assigned / 4 Other Cases Assigned
7 Felony Cases Cleared / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Cleared / 3 Other Cases Cleared
3 Felonies Filed through DAs Office
$980 Total Property Recovered
5 Pending Assignment (PA) Cases
5 Assists with Patrol and Other Agencies
* COPs Grant Program
Grant admin meeting
Meeting with TPD
K&T Kickapoo Motel
Police Officers - 59 / 3 open positions / 1 deployed on Military / 55available
Dispatch positions - 13 / 11 available for service / 2 in training status / 2 open position
Animal Control Positions - 4 / 3 available for service
* Animal Control
> Calls Responded: 63 >Animals Impounded: 34 >Animals reclaimed: 2 >Animals adopted: 3
Interesting Water Facts
You probably use more water each day than
Remember... EVERY DROP COUNTS!
||1-5 gallons /
bathtub half full
||At least 15
washing machine (clothes)
||Up to 50
Real Time Lake Level Data
Multi‐Reservoir Yield and Operations Analysis- The Multi‐Reservoir Yield and Operations Analysis study is now available. Click here to view the document.
Real Time Lake Level Data
Lake Level Gauge
Lake Level Gauge
The gauges at the right displays the most recent Shawnee Lake No.1 and Wes Watkins level based on real time USGS data. You can view more data and information on the Shawnee Lake No 1 levels as well as view recent historical level information by visiting the USGS Shawnee lake site. Note this is an external site not managed by the City of Shawnee.
Another useful online site is the US Drought Monitor
that tracks current drought conditions across the United States and can be used to visualize the current issues.
Most people are not aware that there is a USGS Shawnee Lake Weather Station
set up at the Twin Lakes to record weather data for the area. Visit it to get temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and barametric pressure of the lake area.
Every Drop Counts!
Did you know that the average American uses 100 gallons of water every day? But we can all reduce that amount by as much as 30 gallons by taking a few simple steps, such as installing WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures and using water efficiently in our yards.
City of Shawnee/Shawnee Municipal Authority is committed to protecting the future of our national and local water supply through water-efficient practices, products, and services. That is why we are partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring to you WaterSense, a national program that offers people a simple way to make product choices that use less waterand perform as well or better than your existing products.
Why Should You Care?
Using water efficiently will conserve supplies for future generations.
Protecting and preserving the nations water supply is critical to our economic future and human health.
WaterSense labeled products and services perform as well as or better than their less efficient counterparts.
Purchasing WaterSense labeled products can help you protect the environment and help you save money on utility bills.
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WaterSense Labeled Products
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It is our goal to provide sufficient and safe water at the lowest possible cost to the citizens of Shawnee.
The City of Shawnee utilizes the Shawnee Twin Lakes and Wes Watkins Reservoir as its raw water source. They have an estimated combined storage of 34,000 acre feet with a surface area of 2,436 acres and dependable yield of 4.3 MGD. The Wes Watkins reservoir has increased the raw water available to the community. Wes Watkins estimated storage is 11,581 acre feet of water at Normal (municipal) Pool elevations; at its flood pool elevation, the reservoir volume will be 21,869 acre feet and the surface area will be 1,640 acres. The Pottawatomie County Development Authority is the owner and developer of this project in partnership with the City of Shawnee. The dependable yield of the Wes Watkins reservoir is 4.5 MGD. Water from the three lakes will be used on a rotating basis to protect the water rights and provide for the needs of the City, PCDA and other users.
The City of Shawnee has four water storage towers with a total capacity of 2.5 million gallons.
The Water Distribution Division, with a staff of 9, maintains more than 150 miles of water main, more than 10,000 water meters from ¾" to 6", and 15 miles of raw water lines. Also includes repair and replacement of water mains, and service lines, operation and repair of valves, repair and replacement of fire hydrants.
The Wastewater Collection Division, with a staff of 7 maintains 135 miles of sewer mains, and ten lift stations. This includes repair and replacement of sewer mains, manholes, and video inspection of sewer mains. One crew spends eight hours every day jet cleaning sewer mains to keep them flowing properly. This division has flushed millions of feet of sewer line over the years.
The Water Treatment Plant produces an average 4.4 million gallons of potable water each day. The water treatment facility is located on south Kickapoo near the North Canadian River. The first plant was originally built in 1895.
The Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant increased to 3.0 million gallons per day by a $3,500,000 project completed in June, 1997. The plant currently treats an average of 1.59 MGD of wastewater each day, much of which comes from the industrial area located in the northern area of Shawnee. As a part of the Northside Plant expansion a new interceptor line was installed from Wolverine Road and Harrison to the plant. That project eliminated a lift station and provided increased capacity to the industrial areas north of the plant. Improvements at the plant included two new clarifiers, increased sludge digestor capacity, a new chlorine basin and chemical building.
The Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant currently treats an average of 2.27 million gallons of wastewater each day. It has a capacity of 3.0 MGD. The Southside Treatment Plant serves the area south of the ridge line that divides the city. This includes the central business district and the major residential areas of the City. Both plants have excess capacity. The population equivalent of the treatment plants is 46,000.
The Industrial Pretreatment Program was approved by EPA in 1983 and revised in 1993. Objectives of the program include the following:
- Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW which will pass through or interfere with the treatment operations and/or the use or disposal of the municipal sludge;
- Improve the feasibility of recycling and reclaiming municipal and industrial wastewater and sludge;
- Enforce applicable Federal Categorical Standards and requirements; and
- Generally, to reduce the health and environmental risk of pollutants discharged to the wastewater collection and treatment system.
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