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|Staff Activity Report for Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2013|
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CITY MANAGERS OFFICE/Brian McDougal, Manager
Attended the ribbon cutting for AOK RR bridge dedication over the N Canadian River
Budget, Audit and Sales tax discussion with the city treasurer
AVEDIS grant funding discussion with the Planning Director and Operations Director
Meeting with retailer regarding locating in Shawnee
Workmans Compensation Conference call regarding the new state law rules and regulations
Meeting with staff regarding sales tax audits, inspections and compliance
Met with Last Frontier Council on wrap up of the FOS campaign
Discussion with OBU regarding construction projects
Met with City Attorney regarding various projects
Met with a consultant (tweet my jobs) regarding an electronic format for City-wide job postings
ENGINEERING/STREETS/TRAFFIC CONTROL/John Krywicki, Director
No new report submitted.
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
No new report submitted.
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: 4.051 Last week: *MGD: 3.945
Pumped 984,550,000MG to date compared to 1,076,934,000MG 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: 1.598 **BOD: 7 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: 2.022 **BOD: 2.1 mg/l ***TSS: 2.5 mg/l
Hauled 418,000 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: 88, Main Breaks: 0, Leak Checks: 31, Cut-offs: 5, Reset Water Meters: 7, Service Lines: 1; Water/Sewer Line Locates: 194
Replaced meter tiles at multiple locations.
Worked on shop tickets, and service orders from customer service.
Leak Checks: 0, Set/Reset Water Meters: 0, Meter Re-reads: 0, Water Line Locates: 0
> Total Miles: 152 Total Man Hours: 18 Main Breaks: 0
Valve Maintenance (staff of 3)
Located/performed serviceability check on valves at 0 different locations
Located/performed serviceability check on fire hydrants at 15 different locations
Repaired/Rebuilt fire hydrant at 2 different locations
Wastewater Collection (Staff of 7)
Sewer lines flushed: 26,625 ft. Flushed (year to date): 702,249 ft.
Total Service Calls: 30, Sewer Lines Checked: 29, Lift Stations Checked: 20, 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 had training on it Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. Staff met with SRB on Friday, August 9th, 2013 to go over Waste Water Collection, Waste Water Treatment, Water Supply and Treatment, and Water Distribution. Staff will meet with DEQ on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 to explore Wastewater Systems grants.
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. 115 of 12 pipe was installed at the 1100 block of Philadelphia. Contractor has moved to the 1900 block of Union, and started uncovering services.
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. Contractors have exposed the Wes Watkins line for the meter vault, and cut into it to drain the remaining water. The meter will be assembled then lowered into the pit to assure accurate cuts are made as to not take out too much, or too little of the existing pipe.
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
Urban Contractors was awarded the bid on August 19th, 2013.
Repair and Restoration of the River Bank Failure at the WTP Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC is currently in the engineering phase.
AIRPORT/Keenan English, Assistant Airport Manager
Moving forward with World Fuel Services Alliance Program
FY2013-2014 budget process complete
Developing improved airport emergency plan and fuel spill response procedures
The airport has received 27+ of rain since April 1st of this year.
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 September 18, 2013.
Donald Wade & Associates, Inc. will present airport land appraisal results to the board on September 18, 2013.
Runway Rehabilitation Project
All construction complete
Grant(s) officially closed out.
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Application
FTZ application has been approved
Staff working with SEDF to market the airports new designation.
2013 Fly-in, Airshow & Pancake Breakfast October 5, 2013
Currently soliciting volunteers and sponsors
Application for CVB event funding has been submitted
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
Worked with OBU freshmen delivering mulch for their projects
Worked flower bulb giveaway at Lake
Cemetery Division (staff of 4)
1 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
22 units in last week with 29 total repairs
EVT schools and testing
Shawnee Twin Lakes
The repair of the floating fishing dock has started and will take a couple of weeks to complete.
Crews are preparing for the Labor Day Weekend.
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 is underway, should complete project by August 30th.
Auditorium Exterior Restoration and Window Replacement
Project underway, windows have been ordered.
City Hall ADA Restroom Project
Will bid out project soon
Flower Bulb Giveaway
America responds with Love (a nonprofit organization) donated a semi load of flower bulbs to Shawnee and Moore to be distributed in the tornado affected areas. We have received a partial shipment to be distributed right away and the rest will come next spring. Gilbert and Sons Trucking was kind enough to stop by Joplin, Mo. On their way through and pick up the bulbs and deliver them to Shawnee for free, a big thanks to them. Shawnee will keep some bulbs to be planted around town, some will go to other small towns that were hit by the tornado, and the rest was given to the residents of Pott. Co. for planting. Many residents turned out this last weekend to get their free flowers.
The Tree Bank Foundation Great Tree Giveaway
City staff turned in an application for 500 trees last week to be given away to those affected by the tornado in May. The exact date has not been set yet but it will be towards the end of October.
EXPOSITION CENTER/Mike Jackson, Operations Manager
August 19-24, Monkey Business Childrens Consignment Sale
August 23-24, Will Rogers Classic Goat Sale
August 31-September 1, G&S Promotions Gun & Knife Show
August 31-September 1, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Foundation Show
September 5-7, Pottawatomie County Free Fair
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/Justin Erickson, Director
Staff prepared materials for the upcoming City Commission meeting on September 3.
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 will consider the revisions at their September 16 regular meeting.
Action center staff have been inundated by tall grass and weed complaints.
The Action Center is currently investigating the following complaints:
o Dilapidated Buildings: 31 active cases
o Derelict Vehicles: 5 active cases
o Junk/Trash: 15 active cases
o Tall Grass/Weeds: 163 active cases
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 October 2013.
Zoning Code Update- Staff continues work preparing drafts of a revised Shawnee Zoning and Subdivision Code. The Planning Commission is holding a workshop in 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
Worked on fixed assets for year end
CITY CLERKS OFFICE/UTILITY BILLING/Phyllis Loftis, City Clerk
Preparation of City Commission and Authorities minutes for August 19, 2013 meeting
Filed 30 Public Nuisance Liens Lien Releases with Pottawatomie County Clerk; filed 11 Public Nuisance Lien Certifications with Pottawatomie County Treasurer.
Prepared ordinances for publication following city commission meeting
Research regarding deed to Airport property for Operations Director
Research regarding deed to North Airport property for Police Dept.
Processed insurance claims for wrecked vehicles
Helped process tort claim for citizens involved in accident with police vehicle
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 cut-off for non-payment (8/21/13)
Billing for Zone 1 (8/21/13)
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 Remote VPN Replacements Configuring Cemetery, NWWTP, WTP 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, reviewing failures
o Mobile Device Management Deployment Continues, preparing to send out links/configuration
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 Received software, scheduling for near future install
o EOC Interactive Projector Replacement waiting on vendor / equipment
o Home Drive Storage migration Researching automated solutions
o City Hall Kiosk iPad stand ordered, web configuration continues
FIRE DEPARTMENT/David Short, Chief
Responded to 91 emergency calls broken down by type below:
Rescue & EMS: 67
Hazardous conditions: 2
Service Calls: 4
Good Intent Calls: 12
False Alarms: 5
Overpressure Rupture, Explosion: 0
First Baptist Church (fire alarm system)
New Construction Inspections
Requested / Administrative Inspections:
Youth and Family Head Start, 1002 W. 7th
Permits and On-Site Inspections
3 open burn permits
Spotlight on Shawnee Special Event
First Baptist Church (alarm system)
Assigned Shift, Company & Individual Training:
Auto Extrication Refresher (All Shifts) (8/28-30/13)
Fire Marshals Association of Oklahoma @ Broken Bow, OK (Anderson) (8/28-30)
Physical Fitness Incentive Testing (All Shifts) (9/3-5/13)
Fire Instructor I @ Choctaw, OK (Kriwanek) (9/3-9/9/13)
Fire Officer I @ El Reno, OK (Reece) (9/9-11/13) (9/23-24/13
Rope Rescue I (9/17-18/13)
EMT Transitional Refresher (All Shifts) (1/13-17, 20/14)
Tentative Shift, Company & Individual Training:
Lieutenant Academy Phase I (TBD)
Training Chief Schedule:
PFF Interviews (8/20-21/2013)
(3) PFF Scheduled Start Date (8/25/13)
FireHouse Software Conference @ Phoenix, AZ (9/10-13/13)
(6) PFF Scheduled Start Date (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
Development Minimum Company Standards (4th Quarter 2013)
Development, Training, Implementation: Fire Ground Survival Program
Coordination with IT Department on Deployment of iPads, Software and Equipment to F.D. Vehicles
FireHouse Software Integration (Dispatch CAD)
One iPad assigned to Ladder 1 (TBD)
IT User Group Committee
Medical Director Activities:
EMS Skills Evaluation (TBD)
Documentation SOG (Draft)
Addition of Medical Equipment (TBD)
POLICE DEPARTMENT/Russ Frantz, Chief
Police reports: 143 / arrests: 31
Total Citations: 83 Handwritten Citations: 13 E-Citations: 70 Percent of E-Citations: 84.34 %
Dispatch managed 1724 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
14 Cases Forwarded to CID for Review
0 Felony Cases Assigned / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Assigned / 4 Other Cases Assigned
9 Felony Cases Cleared / 0 Misdemeanor Cases Cleared / 2 Other Cases Cleared
5 Felonies Filed through DAs Office
2 Total Arrests Made
Total Property Recovered
1 Pending Assignment (PA) Cases
1 Assists with Patrol and Other Agencies
COPs Grant Program
Police foundation meeting
Arrest in Tecumseh Lewd Acts
Conducted drug house surveillance
Assist with arrest for Possession of CDS with intent to distribute (seized approx. 8 grams of meth and a vehicle)
Search for wanted felon
K&T seized 1/4 ounce of marijuana
Night Fire Training
Investigated drug tips Marijuana trafficking and cultivation
Attended State Senate officer award ceremony
Processed phone evidence on distribution of CDS case
Police Officers - 59 / 3 open positions / 1 deployed on Military / 54 available
Dispatch positions - 13 / 11 available for service / 2 in training status / 3 open position
Animal Control Positions - 4 / 3 available for service
> Calls Responded: 51 >Animals Impounded: 40 >Animals reclaimed: 1 >Animals adopted: 4
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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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 environmental and health risk, of pollutants discharged to the wastewater collection and treatment system.
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