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Staff Activity Report for May 20-26, 2012
Engineering Department:
* Kickapoo Street Widening Project (from MacArthur Street to Kickapoo Spur)
> City Staff is in the process of obtaining temporary construction easements that ODOT officials submitted to us on May 24, 2012. ODOT has indicated that EST, Inc (ODOTs consultant engineering firm that has designed the project) is completed. ODOT will let the project for bids as soon as the City acquires the additional easements ODOTs consultant now says is needed. City Staff anticipates it will take 3-4 weeks to contact all the property owners and arrange contacts/meetings around their schedules.
* Harrison Street Median Landscaping Project (Median just south of I-40 and north of Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech entrance)
> Final Plans were approved by ODOT and we received Notice to Proceed with bid letting from ODOT on May 30, 2012. Project will be advertised and also sent to ‘plan rooms in OKC and Tulsa. Pre-bid meeting is scheduled for June 27, 2012, and The Bid Opening will be on July 16, 2012 at the City Commission regularly scheduled meeting. The median just south of I-40 and north of Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech entrance is to have the concrete removed and installation of raised stamped concrete border, backfilled with suitable soil and then landscaped with a variety of bushes and ornamental plantings.
* Expo Parking Lot Improvements
> Project was awarded to CGC, LLC in the amount of $1,696,850. Project is approximately 85% completed. The east parking lots are completed. Landscaping and irrigation of the west parking lot is to be included in the project due to action taken by the City Commission at their April 2, 2012 meeting authorizing a Change Order for landscaping and irrigation system, approximate cost of landscaping & irrigation is at $136,000.
* Gordon Cooper Bridge (southbound lanes)
> The City and Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) have entered into an Agreement to provide funding to repair and resurface the bridge deck for the southbound two lanes of the bridge. The southbound two lanes are closed, but traffic in both directions will be maintained on the northbound two lanes for the duration of this repair project. Specifications, bid documents, and plans have been completed by the City, and were given to the CPN. The low bid on the project was PbX Corporation and began work on the bridge Wednesday May 23, 2012. Project will take approximately 3 months to complete.
* Kickapoo & Kulhbird Lane Safety Improvements
> Design plans completed and project currently out for bids. The Bid Opening is scheduled for June 18, 2012.
* Lake Road Bridge Repair Project
> Project was awarded to PbX Corporation in the amount of $630,316.30. Currently all deck work has been completed, but bridge is down to one lane while contractor works on repair columns and pier caps from underneath the bridge. All bridge work should be completed by June 8th and opened to two lane traffic. Staff will begin determining final quantities and costs of work from field measurements of work completed.
* Bryan & Independence Intersection Traffic Signal Project
> Design plans for the signalization of the intersection have been completed and the project is currently out for bids. The Bid Opening is scheduled for June 18, 2012.
* Rehab Asphalt Streets Project (FY11-12)
> Project is currently out for bids. The Bid Opening is scheduled for June 18, 2012.
* Rehab Concrete Streets Project (FY11-12)
> This project is a maintenance type project whereby badly broken and cracked concrete paving panels are removed and replaced. Project will be advertised for bids and the Bid Opening scheduled for June 18, 2012. Currently only $350,000 is budgeted for this maintenance project, and the main focus of repairs will be on Independence Street from Center to Sequoyah.
Traffic Control Department
> No update this week
Street Department
> Reconstructing concrete perimeter road around the Expo Center; replace flume on N. side; saw-
cut 600 ft.; sawed and sealed concrete that was poured.
> Roads graded in the Lake area: Pecan Grove Road (east and west), Ingram Road, Eckel Road, Walker Road (north), and Westlake Road.

* Water Treatment Plant (Staff of 10)
> Average production: *MGD - 4.720 Last week: *MGD - 4.531
> Pumped 524,414,000 MG to date compared to 489,998,000 MG for same period last year
> Performed routine plant maintenance
*MGD: Million Gallons Daily
* Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant (Staff of 7)
> Flows averaged: *MGD - 1.182 **BOD - 24 mg/l ***TSS - no test ran this week
> Performed regular maintenance 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 - 1.512 **BOD - 2.4 mg/l ***TSS - 1.9
> Hauled 306,000 gallons of bio-solids for May
> Performed regular maintenance on the plant and mowed
*MGD: Million Gallons Daily **BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand ***TSS: Total Suspended Solids
* Water Distribution (Staff of 11)
> Service Calls - 66, Water/Sewer Line Locates - 47, Leak Checks - 8, Cut-offs Replaced - 3,
Main Breaks Repaired - 0, and Reset Water Meters - 4
> 1601 S. Gordon Cooper Drive: relocated water meter from roadway
> Doing clean-up and placing top soil where needed following main break repairs
* Wastewater Collection (Staff of 7)
> Sewer lines flushed - 22,722 ft. Flushed (year to date) - 409,242 ft.
> Total Service Calls - 50, Sewer Lines Checked - 38, Emergency Sewer Calls - 3, and Lift
Stations Checked - 11
> Worked on the preventative maintenance flusher list and maintenance on Lift Stations
* Construction Inspector
> Tri-Star will be doing the point repairs on the 24” sewer main beginning Tuesday, May 29th
Once complete, Tri-Star will return to pipe bursting Severn Street. Project is 25% complete.
> Cottage Place water and sewer has been installed and tested. All tests have passed. We are
waiting on bac-t test results from DEQ.
* Capital Projects
> Multi-Reservoir Yield & Operations Analysis
Budgeted Project $98,300.00. Actual project cost $98,300.00. Project awarded to CDM (Camp, Dresser, and McKee) in December 2010. Project completed April 2012.Project is 100% complete.
> Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project/Pipe Bursting (Various Locations)
Budgeted project amount $500,000.00. This project has been awarded to Tri-Star Utilities, Inc., Independence, Kansas. The Notice to Proceed was issued on February 16, 2012 with 180 days for project completion with approximate date of completion August 16, 2012. As of this date, there have been four individual pipe bursted lines totaling 2230 feet. Two emergency repairs have been completed, one in the alley south of Pulaski Street between Broadway and Beard and one in the alley east of Tucker between Darrow and Anna. Following the emergency repairs Tri-Star moved to Seneca Street to start the list of line bursts and onto Chapman and 45th. They have completed the sidewalk and retaining wall at 16 E. Drummond Street between Broadway & Union. Presently 470 ft. of pipe has been pulled and six (6) services hooked up. Tri-star spent the week going back to previous jobs on Seneca and Chapman and finished clean up and raking out yards and restoring properties as they were prior to construction. They are currently bursting lines on Severn Street and will continue forward with project as planned. Tri-Star will be doing the point repairs on the 24” sewer main the Tuesday, May 29th. Once complete, they will return to Severn Street. Project is 25% complete.
> Water Line Replacement
Lakeview Estates: Minnesota, Franklin, and Hughes Circle
Budgeted project amount $500,000.00. On Monday, May 21, 2012 bids were opened, read aloud, and tabled at the Shawnee Commission Meeting. Due to the relative closeness in all bids, all four bidders will be sent questionnaires and all evaluated to determine the best bid. As stated in the specifications, the best bid will be awarded the contract.
Plans, specifications, site and hydraulic evaluation report prepared by The Land Run Group, LLC., Shawnee, Oklahoma. An estimated cost for Lakeview project $143,085.80. A permit to construct is in the process with Department of Environmental Quality for project.
Midland Street: between Kickapoo & Airport Drive and between Midland & Franklin
The Land Run Group, LLC., Shawnee, Oklahoma are currently in the process of preparing plans, specifications, and estimated project cost.
> Airport Sewer Lift Station Rehab
Budgeted project amount $70,000.00. Actual project cost $139,918.00. Project was awarded to Slattery Construction, Woodward, Oklahoma. The Notice to Proceed was issued on March 23, 2012 with 90 days completion, approximate project date of completion is June 25, 2012.
> Mounted CCTV Multi-Conductor Inspection System (Camera Inspection Truck)
Budgeted project amount $175,000.00. Actual cost $109,786.00 awarded to Baker Equipment, Edmond, Oklahoma. The Notice of Award was issued on January 18, 2012. The estimated date of delivery on truck is scheduled for June 2012.
> Valve Insertion Equipment
Budgeted project amount $35,000.00. Insta-Valve Unit was purchased from Hydra-Stop, Alsip, IL for $37,500.00 on December 16, 2011. Twenty-two inserta-valves were purchased for $63,339.20 on January 13, 2012. On April 23, 2012, an additional twenty-nine inserta valves were ordered for installation at $89,619.30 with an approximate delivery date of May 7, 2012. As of this date, twenty valves have been installed in previously identified problem areas.
> Land Application Apparatus (Sludge Truck)
Budgeted project amount $350,000. Actual cost $304,341.00. Project awarded to Quality Truck & Equipment Company, Bloomington, IL on October 2011. Estimated date of delivery scheduled for July 2012, because manufacturer will not build truck until beginning of the new line of production that will begin the end of May.

* Planning
> The City hosted a Code Workshop for area builders and contractors on May 24. Approximately
40 people attended.
> Staff attended the Chamber of Commerce regular meeting.
> Staff attended redevelopment training in Oklahoma City.
> Staff met with developers and assisted with plan submittals.
* Shawnee Urban Renewal Authority
> Closed on the sale of a vacant lot at 1311 E. Ada.
> Conducted an inspection and prepared project specifications for one residence.

PARKS/CEMETERY/EQUIPMENT SERVICES/James Bryce, Director of Operations
* Parks Maintenance Division
> Daily cleanup route on Main Street and in city parks
> Completing Park inspections
> Various repairs and graffiti removal in several city parks and buildings
> Mowing and weed eating in all areas
> Herbicide spraying fence lines
> Mosquito control every Tuesday and Thursday evening weather permitting
> Municipal pool is operational and is scheduled to open on Monday, May 28th
* Cemetery Division
> Three (3) burials last week
> Leveling markers, herbicide spraying, mowing, and weed eating
* Central Garage
> 33 units in last week with 45 total repairs to vehicles and equipment
> Training has begun for EVT and ASE
> Exploring the possible use of CNG/Propane vehicles for city fleet
* Current Projects
> Lake #1 fishing dock is closed due to storm damage, no date for reopening. Budget for new
dock in FY 12-13
> Writing specifications for the Floating Fishing Dock on Lake #1
> Working on various projects on Lake #1
> Community Center Fire Suppression System installation is underway
> AC repair at City Hall and new AC at Auditorium (Estimates have been received)

AIRPORT/Rex Hennen, Assistant Airport Manager
* Airport Advisory Board
> Monthly meeting was held at 5:30 p.m., May 23, 2012 in the Airport Terminal.
˚ Recommended lease terms for Oklahoma Aviation to present to City Commission for
˚ In discussions with Enterprise Car Rental to locate their operations at the Airport.
˚ Update of the Airport’s Business Plan is underway.
* Parallel Taxiway Project
> All construction complete and final inspection was held Tuesday, September 6
> Punch list items have been addressed.
> FAA grant will remain open until all seeded areas have established a permanent root system.
> Portion of payment for seeding being withheld from contractor until grass established
Contractor has begun reseeding the bare areas
> A small area of the new apron paving has settled. Contractor is preparing a proposal to correct
the situation.
* Runway Rehabilitation Project
> FAA Grant: $3, 524,477 and the OAC Grant: $221,006
> Phase I construction underway:
˚Complete removal/replacement of east side of the south 1,700 ft. of the runway (Removal has
been completed)
˚ Overlay/strengthening of south 3,000 feet of the runway
˚ Subgrade has been stabilized with lime
˚ Placement of aggregate base is complete.
˚ Placement of asphalt leveling course is complete.
˚ Placement of fabric and surface course is complete.
˚ Installation of runway edge lighting is underway.
> Installation of LED runway lights
> Grading of safety areas
* Foreign Trade Zone Application
> Matthew Weaver reports that the application is under final review and approval is imminent.
* Department of Commerce “Oklahoma Certified Site Program - Aerospace Park”
> Application is nearing final completion by SEDF and airport staff.
* 2012 Pilots and Pancake Fly-in – Saturday, October 6, 2012
> Planning for larger air show including acrobatic planes
EXPOSITION CENTER/Mike Jackson, Operations Manager
* IFYR 2012 (entries as of May 31, 2012)
> 889 contestant
> 1,563 event entries
> States – 27 Canada – 2

* City Clerk
> Preparation of 5/21/12 City Commission Minutes
> Preparation of end of fiscal year annual contracts
> Research regarding Shawnee Twin Lakes
> Preparation of Contract Review recommendations for June 4th Commission meeting
> Normal routine duties including tort claims, insurance on vehicles and property
> General record management maintenance at Record Center
* Utility Billing/Customer Service
> Zone 2 cut-off for non-payment of accounts (5/23/12)
> Zone 2 billing (5/25/12)
> Finalize advertising for Homeland kiosk and order banners
> Routine customer service/billing transactions and issues

HUMAN RESOURCES/Tammy Johnson, Director
> Processing evaluations/PAA’s for status changes/retirements/resignations
> Processing insurance status changes/retirements/resignations
> Processing Open Enrollment paperwork
> Updating/maintaining employee records for insurance
> Processing monthly reports for workman’s comp and review and attend WC case proceedings
> Processing new employee insurance/retirement/new hire paperwork
> Conducting interviews for open positions
> Observe crews in the field for safe work procedures
> Processing items for compensation study

FINANCE DEPARTMENT/Cynthia Sementelli, Finance
> Worked on budget presentation
> Met with City Manager concerning budget
> Met with Commissioners concerning budget
> Attended contract review meeting

INFORMATION SYSTEMS/Steve Nolen, Chief Information Officer
> 37 New Incidents / Closed 37 incidents / 155 Outstanding
> Deployed iPads for Fire Department Use
> Updated CADCom to handle carbon copy emails for an account. This is not public yet - internal
use / testing only
> Scheduled / Produced live City Commission Meeting
> Updated CADCom ViewCall features
˚ Moved to OpenStreet Maps due to Google API limits
˚ Added HTML5 location code to page viewer to locate unit viewing call
˚ Added linkage for call routing from unit location to call location
> Reviewed new SMA folder structure / planned security groups with Utility Director
> Established IT Employee Group (iTEG) agenda and meeting date/time
> Updated website news posting to post to
> Resolved AED data download issues for FS1
> Assisted CID for security video operations for business
> Created employee network ID and Access Control ID / Configuration
> Update network / software permissions for HR, WTP, Etc
> Continued build of mobile laptops for Police

FIRE DEPARTMENT/Dru Tischer, Interim Chief
* Suppression
> Responded to 99 emergency calls: Breakdown of calls: Fires - 7, Rescue/EMS - 68, Hazardous
Conditions - 2, Service Calls - 3, Good Intent Calls - 13, and False Alarms - 6
* Training
> Physical Fitness
> Street & Hydrant Review
> Kaplan EMS C.E.U. Training: Anaphylaxis, Pediatric Seizures
> Kaplan Fire C.E.U. Training: Incident Command System, Building Construction, and Fire
Anatomy & Behavior
> Continuation training three (3) Probationary Fire Fighters
> Continuation training two (2) Lieutenant Candidates
> Total Staff Training Hours = 95
> Outdoor Warning Devices were audible tested at Noon on Wednesday.
> Worked on Emergency warning lights on Police vehicle
> Continued with shop cleaning and sorting of equipment
> Installed television set in City Attorneys office
> Performed EOC Radio tests on Wednesday morning
> Continued work on OBU addressing project, working on dorm addressing
> Assigned new address
> Registered 2 new shelters in Shawnee
> Registered 2 contacts for Blackboard Connect
> Assisted City Manager with research project concerning MMA events in Oklahoma
> Prepared and issued Commission cards for court employees
> Attended Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday afternoon
> Attended preliminary damage assessment training conducted by State Emergency Management
in Ada on Tuesday morning
> Participated in Emergency Management team radio tests on Tuesday evening

* Police
> 30 Arrests – 154 reports
> Total Citations: 91/Handwritten Citations: 39 E-Citations: 52 (57.14%)
> Worked kidnapping case – three suspects in custody
> Pursuit – two subjects in custody, six pounds of marijuana and $739.00 seized
* Dispatch
> Managed 1730 calls for service (Police/Fire/REACT)
* COPS Grant Program
> 15 Citations / 8 Arrests / 9 Warrants
> Assisted Dayshift, Evening Shift, and DTF
> Assisted DA with investigation follow-up
> Safe Highway Media Corridor / Metro Area Traffic Safety
> Initiated programs picked up: Reserve program, Drug tip hotline, Crime stoppers, and Take 25
Events with Citizen Pottawatomie Nation, Community Relations class for Sentinels, and Boy
Scout facilitators for Explorer program
COPS Grant Program (continued)
> Patrols: Extra patrol, School Zones Patrol, Mall Patrol, and Park Patrol for increased vandalism
> Planned activities: Boy Scouts, Sentinels, DL checks, Warrant sweeps, Compliance Checks, and
Safety Corridor,
> Assisted patrol Days, Midnights, and Evenings
> Community Contacts: Sub Station, DA Office, PCSO & DTF, City Court, MATCS, REOW,
Neighborhood Watches, A-Ok railroad, Tecumseh PD, Pottawatomie County, and CPN Police
> 25 Cases Forwarded to CID for Review
> 9 Felony Cases Assigned / 1 Non Felony Case Assigned
> 2 Felony Cases Cleared / 3 Non Felony Cases Cleared
> 11 Felony Charges Filed through DA’s Office
> 6 Total Arrests Made
> 1 NFN Cases Being Looked Into
> 4 Call Outs
* Accreditation
> Lt King has been assigned the accreditation manager and is working the state accreditation
process for the department
> Number of Accreditation files worked on this week: 7 – OPS 309 – 315
> Number of Police Reports Taken: 1 Number of Calls: 3
* Evidence
> Number of evidence items brought in: 44
> Number of evidence items released: 8
> Amount of drug money returned: $1,970.16
> Number of items submitted to OSBI: 9
> Number of items released from OSBI back to the department: 4
> Number of Police Reports Taken: 0 Number of Calls: 1
* Staff
> Police positions-59: 3 open positions / 1 in Field Training Program
> Dispatch positions-12: 9 available for service / 3 in training l
> Animal Control Positions-4: 4 available for service



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