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Our Mission Statement

To efficiently maintain the public infrastructure and provide services to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our customers.

 

Vision Statement

  • Work as a team and communicate with one another and customers.
  • Learn and seek new ideas and technology to improve services. 
  • Recognize, support, utilize, coach, and mentor the talents of one another. 
  • Celebrate our successes and accept occasional failures as learning opportunities.
  • Value and respect our diverse nature, differences, and talents. 
  • Create a work environment that values personal responsibility, initiative, fairness, and mutual respect.
  • Respond to customers and make public participation an integral part of an open decision-making process.
  • Recognize the customer as the ultimate judge of our efforts and successes because our standard of excellence is measured by the satisfaction of our customers.

 

Values Statement

We believe integrity is the basis for individual and community trust, confidence, and credibility. We are honest and truthful in our interactions with one another and the public. We hold ourselves accountable to high standards of moral and ethical conduct. These core values are immutable and are the principles upon which we operate and manage as an organization.

 

Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct

The Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct establishes standards and guidelines for ethical conduct and principles of public service that strengthens public confidence in the integrity of the Department of Public Works.

We are committed and dedicated in the conduct of our duties:

  • To make decisions that are fair, unbiased, and honest and in the interest of the department and community.
  • To not take personal advantage of privileged information or relationships relating to our employment.
  • To provide services for the public good and not for personal or private gain.
  • To consider public safety and health in every aspect of our work.
  • To conduct ourselves with personal integrity in a manner that enhances and honors the reputation of our department, occupation, and community.
  • To perform in a manner that respects the environment and maintain sustainability through wise use of natural, financial, and human resources.

 

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan serves as a link between today's reality and tomorrow's vision that the Department of Public Works aspires to achieve.

  • Core Services (design, construction, maintenance, management, and service delivery)
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Storm water drainage
  • Solid waste and resource management
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Support Services

 

Focus

  • Innovate - Continually seek ideas, knowledge, and tools to create operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve effectiveness.
  • Strengthen the Team - Empower, challenge, and invest in the workforce and management.  Communicate and promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Manage Risk - Promote and implement programs to ensure operational and occupational safety and health.
  • Tell the Story - Proactively communicate achievements and milestones to the community and public in general.

 

Goals

Division

2016

2021

Administration Meet all the training needs of the department             
  • Maintain annual fund balance above reserves of at least 10% of operating budget.
  • Establish an annual operating budget without the use of fund balance.
Engineering Increase pedestrian safety within the public rights-of-way
  • Provide efficient and safe vehicular traffic movement.
  • Increase storm water drainage and flood safety.
Operations Increase vehicular line-of-sight within the public rights-of-way
  • Reduce incidents of traffic signal failures after hours.
  • Increase non-obstructive travel through signalized intersections for motorists.
Solid Waste Divert material from disposal to resource recovery
  • Instill resource recovery as a community value.
  • Make service request system available to customers by web application.
Fleet Maintenance  

Create and set benchmark for common repair and maintenance tasks.                    

  • Rank within the top 10 percentile of the Fleet Top 100.
  • Reduce out-source work to vehicle body repairs only.

 

 

Agenda

Division

2016

2021

Administration    In-house staff trained as a trainer who will establish and coordinate all departmental training.                         
  • Work on efficiencies based on the work management system with accurate inventories and accurate records of work time and materials.
  • Work at finding all efficiencies.
Engineering Construct remaining sidewalk gaps, ensure sidewalks to schools, expand into other neighborhoods, and implement progressive maintenance program.
  • Interconnect and time signals and review street geometrics for deficiencies.
  • Minimize localized street flooding, replace deteriorated culvert pipes, investigate neighborhood drainage improvements and adopt flood maps.
Operations Implement proactive vertical mowing program.
  • Implement proactive traffic signal maintenance program.
  • Implement traffic management program including intercommunication between traffic signals and a control center.
Solid Waste Emphasize yard waste diversion and initiate home composting program.
  • Align rates to promote resource recovery.
  • Enable service requests and payments to be made electronically.
Fleet Maintenance Analyze current task times and compare to industry standards and develop benchmarks to enable consistent invoicing of customers and enable better labor cost forecasting.
  • Obtain ranking criteria and analyze current fleet practices to determine areas of improvement necessary to qualify for Fleet Top 100 ranking.
  • Obtain equipment and necessary training for mechanics.

 

Definitions

  • Goals - Broad outcomes to achieve through the Core Services.
  • Agenda - Initiatives, projects, programs, methods, resources, processes, and systems to carry out to achieve Goals.
  • Desired Results - Specific milestones as defined by measurable targets to be achieved to meet Goals.
  • Status - Specific data to assess progress at achieving Desired Results.
  • Analysis - Interpretation of data.
  • Actions - What to do to make the Desired Results  better or to make corrections.

 

Structure and Funding

The Department of Public Works is comprised of five separate Divisions which perform services for the residents of North Port. Each Division Head reports directly to Juliana B. Bellia, Public Works Director. Click the link to our Organizational Chart at the bottom of this page for further information.

You may reach our offices or any member of our staff through our main Customer Service telephone number which is 941.240.8050. Our business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FY 2016/2017 Department of Public Works Organizational Chart

 History of the Road and Drainage District