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|Staff Activity Report for Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2013|
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CITY MANAGERS OFFICE/Brian McDougal, Manager
Met with Steve Landis regarding Jefferson Terrace Waterline Replacement
Met with Matt McKay
Attended meeting with Bill Geist and Commissioners
Conference call with Saxum Group
Meeting discussing the assets and resources available at the airport
Met with City of McLoud, and City Managers of Guymon and Mannford.
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 45% complete.
Airport Trails Project: Project is about 99 percent complete with punch list items left to address. Contractor indicates they will be completed with punch list by the end of next week, then the City will schedule a final walk-through inspection to verify items have been completed.
Bell Street Streetscape Project from Farrall to 7th: Enhanced crosswalk lighting is being installed across Farrall Street. Contractor has misc. items on punch list for sidewalk along Bell Street to 7th that they will address this week. OGE is scheduled to begin their decorative lighting installation the week of August 12th.
City Hall Parking Lot Improvements: Project is about 40% complete. Concrete paving has been placed on the new parking lot project, and should be completed within the next 2 weeks, then, Contractor will begin on milling and overlaying with new asphalt surfacing on the existing asphalt parking lot.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/Don Lynch, Director
Processed 911 remittance checks
Registered 3 individual storm shelters
Met with department staff concerning After-Action Report
Performed reconcilement of Debris Removal Invoice against daily load tickets and monitor reports
Programmed NOAA Weather Radio for citizen
Prepared After-Action Report survey for distribution
Coordinated with Motorola sales and engineering personnel concerning delivery of equipment
Responded to FOIA Request from OKC TV Station concerning school emergency plans
Reviewed Applications to plug Oil Wells
Processed acknowledgement paperwork for donated forklifts for Donated Goods Warehouse
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.
UTILITY DEPARTMENT/Steve Nelms, Director
* Water Treatment Plant (Staff of 10)
Average production: *MGD: 4.465 Last week: *MGD: 3.950
Pumped 921,378,000MG to date compared to 995,678,000MG 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: 1.388 **BOD: 7 mg/l ***TSS: 8 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: 1.997 **BOD: 2.0 mg/l ***TSS: 2.8 mg/l
Hauled 159,500 gallons of bio-solids have been hauled so far this month
341,000 gallons of bio-solids were hauled in the month of July.
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: 53, Main Breaks: 0, Leak Checks: 11, Cut-offs: 5, Reset Water Meters: 7, Service Lines: 0; Water/Sewer Line Locates: 238
Replaced meter tiles at 4 locations.
Worked on shop tickets, and service orders from customer service.
Leak Checks: 0, Set/Reset Water Meters: 1, Meter Re-reads: 1, Water Line Locates: 27
> Total Miles: 295 Total Man Hours: 60 Main Breaks: 1
* Valve Maintenance (staff of 3)
Located/performed serviceability check on valves at 14 different locations
Located/performed serviceability check on fire hydrants at 25 different locations
* Wastewater Collection (Staff of 7)
Sewer lines flushed: 30,300 ft. Flushed (year to date): 642,262 ft.
Total Service Calls: 34, Sewer Lines Checked: 33, Lift Stations Checked: 30, and Emergency Sewer Calls: 0
* 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. Contractor has pulled 578 ft of sewer at the 1900 block of Broadway. They are finishing up service this week, and will move to the next line at the 1100 block of Philadelphia next week.
Kimberly Sewer Lift Station Rehab, COS-SMA-13-04- Jordan Contractors was awarded the bid on February 4th, 2013. Contractor cut out dirt around lift station and driveway. Survey shots will be taken to verify final grade.
Water Meters and Vault Structure Project, COS-SMA-14-06- Jordan Contractors was awarded this project on May 6th, 2013. Contractor has started dirt work on the 1st vault at the Wes Watkins Reservoir.
Jefferson Terrace Water Line Replacement, COS-SMA-14-01 Jordan Contractors was awarded the bid on August 5th, 2013. Currently waiting for contracts and bonds.
Water Treatment Plant Sludge Removal, COS-SMA-14-02 Nutri-Ject Systems, Inc. was awarded the bid on August 5th, 2013.
24 Sewer Rehab Project (Sliplining Existing 24 Concrete Pipe), COS-SMA-13-07
Opened bids on August 19th, 2013.
AIRPORT/Rex Hennen, Assistant Airport Manager
The airport has received 27+ of rain since April 1st of this year.
* Fuel Sales
July 2013 fuel sales continue to steadily increase:
July 2012 = Avgas 4,410.26 Gallons; Jet A 1,523.16 Gallons
July 2013 = Avgas 5,018.15 Gallons; Jet A 2,041.15 Gallons
* Parallel Taxiway Project
All construction complete.
FAA grant has officially been closed out.
*Airport Advisory Board
Regular monthly meeting scheduled for August 21, 2013 has been cancelled.
Marketing plan for airport completed by OBU Marketing/Business students as a class project and will be reviewed by the Airport Advisory Board
*Runway Rehabilitation Project
All construction complete
Full runway open
FAA requested minor wiring modifications to MALSR lights has been completed.
Grant(s) close-out in process
*Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Application
FTZ application has been approved
Staff working with SEDF to market the airports new designation.
*Youth Aviation Adventure Cancelled for 2013
*2013 Fly-in, Airshow & Pancake Breakfast October 5, 2013
Rotary Club will sponsor breakfast
Air show and static displays
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
* Cemetery Division (staff of 4)
0 burials last week
Filling graves that have settled during rains
Preparing for internments
* Central Garage (Staff of 6)
General servicing and repairs to vehicles and equipment including Expo
26 units in last week with 35 total repairs
EVT schools and testing
* Shawnee Twin Lakes
Lake remains busy.
* Wes Watkins Reservoir
Park remains busy.
All boat ramps are busy.
Municipal Swimming Pool
Architects working on engineered drawings and bid documents. Renderings of the pool project have been placed at the Shawnee Mall and City Hall for the public to see. City funding for the project was approved at the Commission on August 5th. Project expected to go out for bid soon. 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 the recommendation to award the project was approved on August 5th at the commission meeting. Project will start as soon as all of the paperwork is in.
City Hall ADA Restroom Project
Will bid out project when capital budget is opened up
EXPOSITION CENTER/Mike Jackson, Operations Manager
August 4-10, 2013
August 10, Canine Companions Gala
August 10, Triangle Horse Sale
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/Justin Erickson, Director
Staff prepared materials for the upcoming City Commission meeting, including one resolution and one ordinance offering relief to property owners impacted by the May 19 storm event.
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 is preparing grant applications related to sidewalks and other improvements.
Action center staff have been inundated by tall grass and weed complaints.
The Action Center is currently investigating the following complaints:
o Dilapidated Buildings: 35 active cases
o Derelict Vehicles: 4 active cases
o Junk/Trash: 15 active cases
o Tall Grass/Weeds: 159 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.
Zoning Code Update- Staff continues work preparing drafts of a revised Shawnee Zoning and Subdivision Code. The Planning Commission is expecting to hold a workshop in August and/or September, 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 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 bank reconciliations
Worked on year end for auditors
Prepared sales tax report
Worked on pool financing
Entered budget amendments
Presented to the Homebuilders Association
Worked on fixed assets for year end
CITY CLERKS OFFICE/UTILITY BILLING/Phyllis Loftis, City Clerk
* City Clerk
Preparation of City Commission and Authorities minutes for August 5, 2013 meeting
Attended Special Call meeting at Comfort Inn on August 7, 2013
Met with contractors at Record Center for document shredding.
Met with HR staff at Record Center regarding document storage
Preparation of City Commission Special Call meeting minutes for August 7, 2013.
Filed 10 Public Nuisance Liens with Pottawatomie County Clerk; filed 7 Public Nuisance Lien Certifications with Pottawatomie County Treasurer.
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
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 Remote VPN Replacements Configuring Cemetery remote, waiting to test VoIP phones
o TCM Imaging Solution Project IT deploying desktop software, active in Finance, HR
o Unitrends Backup Appliance Deployment Backups are now running, tweaking schedule for optimum solution
o Mobile Device Management Deployment Continues, preparing to send out links
o Web Server Migration Major code redesign in progress to allow smooth migration, continued updates
o AFIX System Replacement Deploying localized virtual 32bit client to work around OSBI 64bit limits
o License Plate Reader Server component waiting on vendor, vendor has finally sent disks in the mail
o EOC Interactive Projector Replacement waiting on vendor / equipment
o Home Drive Storage migration Researching automated solutions
Reviewed / documented various Cable Modem/VPN outages at numerous City Locations due to cable vendor upgrades
Support for Court (Monitors, P2P video elements and a printer mix up by user)
Continued TCM / VoIP client deployments
Resolve line locator laptop damaged cell card
Updated OKFirst software deployments
Discussions with El Reno in regard to INCODE training / Users group
FIRE DEPARTMENT/David Short, Chief
Responded to 119 emergency calls broken down by type below:
Rescue & EMS: 82
Hazardous conditions: 6
Service Calls: 3
Good Intent Calls: 15
False Alarms: 6
Overpressure Rupture, Explosion: 1
* Fire Prevention
New Construction Inspections
Requested / Administrative Inspections:
Permits and On-Site Inspections
SFD Training Division Weekly Activity Report
Assigned Shift, Company & Individual Training:
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: 143 / arrests: 30
Total Citations: 87 Handwritten Citations: 20 E-Citations: 67 Percent of E-Citations: 77.01 %
Dispatch managed 1814 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
17 Cases Forwarded to CID for Review
5 Felony Cases Assigned / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Assigned / 1 Other Cases Assigned
8 Felony Cases Cleared / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Cleared / 2 Other Cases Cleared
6 Felonies Filed through DAs Office
3 Total Arrests Made
$800 Total Property Recovered
3 Pending Assignment (PA) Cases
8 Assists with Patrol and Other Agencies
* COPs Grant Program
More Cops More Stops
-arrest two (one for Possession of CDS and paraphernalia, one for warrants)
-seized small amount of methamphetamine
Searched for murder weapon in open homicide investigation
Assisted in man hunt for jail escapee
Conducted interviews gathering information that lead to capture of jail escapee
Police Officers - 59 / 3 open positions / 1 deployed on Military / 53available
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: 85 >Animals Impounded: 25 >Animals reclaimed: 3 >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!
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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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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 environmental and health risk, of pollutants discharged to the wastewater collection and treatment system.
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