Annual Accomplishments

ANNUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2021
council priorities 2021
  1. Infrastructure
  2. Economic Development
  3. Community

Harbor Palms infrastructure renovation and upgrade

Reconstruction continued on the subdivision's water distrbution system. Roadways, curbs, sidewalks, and the drainage system were restored. Phase 1 (Elmowood Driive to Mapleleaf Blv.) was completed in FY 19/20. Phase 2 (Tampa Road to Driftwood Circle along Oakleaf Blvd.) is currently under construction. Phase 3 (Peppertree Drive south the Greenwood Drive along Tnagerine, Evergreen, and Limetree Drives) is planned for construction late in FY 21/22.

Develop strategies for maintenance of existing infrastructure

The City continually strives to maintain its infrastructure. In FY 20/21, a new GIS asset management system was implemented to facilitate and dcoument both reactive (repairs) and preventative maintenance on the water, sewer, reclaimed water, sttreets, signs, and stormwater infrastructure. Over time, we anticipate using this tool to help manage fleet maintenance, technical serives, and a wide range of Public Works assets and activities.

administrative services 2021
  1. PURCHASING
  2. FINANCE
  3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Refinanced outstanding debt for the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plan and Harbor Palms.
  • Procured Design-Build contract for the BMX project, as well as contracts for several other major construction projects throughout the City.
  • Refinanced Infrastructure Improvement Project, taking advantage of historically low interest rates.
  • Prepared RFP for sold waste collection services, negotiated agreement with new service provider effective 10/1/2021 and prepared for the transition.
  • Assisted Human Resources with the analysis of City health insurance coverage options.
city clerk 2021
  • Completed 2020 Qualifying Period for 2021 Municipal Election.
  • Conducted 2021 Municipal Election.
  • Processed 527 assessment searches.
  • Processed 696 records requests.
  • Coordinated Charter Review Committee and drafted report of recommendations.
communications, marketing and the arts 2021
  1. Communications
  2. MARKETING
  3. THE ARTS
  • Produced three editions of the City's magazine, Experience Oldsmar. Direct mailed 6,500 copies to all Oldsmar households.
  • Created custom video productions for various campaigns, including those for New Employee Orientations.
  • Produced 2021 Oldsmar Quick Guide, distributed at City facilities.
emergency operations 2021
  1. COMMUNITY
  2. EOC
  • Produced a successful Hurricane Expo in coordinated with Mike's Weather Page and Pinellas County.
  • Conducted several comprehensive staff training drills to ensure City readiness during our emergency events.


fire rescue 2021
  1. RESPONDERS
  2. SERVICES

Responded to 1,742 incidents within the City limits of Oldsmar as follows:

  • 1,301 Medical incidents
  • 145 Vehicle crashes
  • 152 Fire alarm responses
  • 144 Fire/Rescue incident responses
leisure services 2021
  1. PARKS
  2. SERVICES
  3. recreation
  • Managed sports user agreements for Oldsmar Sports Complex, including Oldsmar Little League, North PInellas Panthers Football and Cheer, and Oldsmar Youth Soccer Club. Total participants were 857.
  • Managed an agreement with the Oldsmar Organic Community Garden to provide garden plots and educational programs at the garden, located at Bicentennial Park. There were 22 members occupying 34 garden plots.
  • Managed the Lease and Management Agreement with Empower Adventures Tampa Bay to operate the zipline facility at Mobbly Bayou, which hosted 13,160 visitors.

TOP CAPITAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Completed the renovation of the Cypress Forest Spray Park, including the splash pad, picnic shelters, restrooms, boardwalk, as well as the addition of play pieces and a wetlands viewing area
  • Installed new backdrops and fencing on Field #1 at Sheffield Park
  • Installed new flooring in the Municipal Services Center building
  • Replaced sidewalks in the Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve
  • Installed new fencing around the Sheffield Park entry, parking lot, and tennis courts
  • Replaced two trail bridges on the Oldsmar Trail
  • Installed new bleachers at the Boltsmar Hockey Rink
  • Installed new decorative planters on State Street
  • Renovated the upstairs bathroom in City Hall
  • Installed new glass windows in City Hall
  • Installed new backstops and fencing on Field #4 at Oldsmar Sports Complex
  • Installed new bollards along Shore Drive at R.E. Olds Park
  • Repainted the Municipal Services Center building exterior
public library 2021
  1. SERVICES
  2. STATISTICS
  • Reopened to pre-COVID service hours.
  • Began partnership with local art group for rotating art displays throughout the library.
  • New item collections were made available for circulation, including board games, jigsaw puzzles, and Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Take & Make craft kits for all ages have been popular in lieu of in-person programs.
  • Enrolled in Sustainable Shelves, a service that recycles and provides credit towards purchases for books that are no longer checked out.
planning redevelopment
  1. CRA
  2. PLANNING & REDEVELOPMENT
  3. BTR
  • Prepared and files Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Annual Report.
  • Processed 15 residential CRA grants and 1 Business Incentive grant resulting in $12,732.93 in reimbursements.
  1. PLANNING
  2. Code Enforcement
  3. BUILDING

Processed Plats for the following properties:

  • 161 Douglas Rd. - Commercial Re-Plat
  • 222 Arlington Ave. - Residential Administrative Re-Plat
  • 411 St. Petersburg Dr. E. - Commercial Re-Plat

Processed 19 Board of Adjustment (BOA) and Administrative variances.

public works 2021
  1. WRF
  2. ROWTP
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Water Reclamation Facility

  • Treated 533 million gallons (mg) of wastewater.
  • Distributed 335mg of reclaimed water and stored 260 mg of reclaimed water recharged into the aquifer.
  • Managed reclaimed water and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems so that there were 220 days of "zero discharge" into Mobbly Bayou.
  1. UTILITY MAINTENANCE
  2. FLEET
  3. TECHNICAL SERVICES
  • Performed preventive maintenance of 27 sewer lift stations, the 2.25 MG advanced wastewater treatment plant, 11 well sites, and the 2.0 MG Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plan.
  • Repaired and/or replaced 12 pumps/motors within the life stations and treatment facilities.
  1. Distribution & Collection
  2. STREETS & STORMWATER
  • Located all city utilities at 1,073 sites for every construction project in the City's right-of-way.
  • Repaired 324 water distribution leaks and corrected 66 sewer clogs.
  • Replaced 372 water and reclaimed water meters, boxes, lids.
  • Installed 28 new water services and tested 43 meters for field accuracy.
  • Tested and maintained all 326 potable back flow devices.

TOP CAPITAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Harbor Palms Infrastructure Improvements

  • Provided daily construction inspection for the completion of Harbor Palms Phase I.
  • Oversaw the completion of design, advertisement, and commencement of construction for Harbor Palms Phase II.

Burbank Road Extension

  • Oversaw construction supervision for the completion of the Burbank Road Project.
  • Facilitated the completion of the CSX rail crossing for Burbank Road Project.

Oldsmar Trail Phase VI

  • Completed design, coordinated approval from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for contract documents, advertised and awarded Construction Contract.
  • Selected Construction Engineering and Inspection consultant and facilitated FDOT concurrence to award from FDOT.

St. Petersburg Drive Complete Streets

  • Managed St. Petersburg Drive Complete Streets Project to 60% plans and received SWFWMD Environmental Resources Permit.

Water Reclamation Facility Control Building Improvements

  • Design kicked off and to be completed and bid in FY 2021/22.

WRF Aeration System Upgrades

  • Design continued, to be completed and bid in FY 2021/22.

Douglas Road Project

  • Provided project management for Preliminary Design Report.

Marlborough St. / Pine Ave. Drainage Pipe Rehabilitation

  • Provided project management and construction observation of drainage pipe repair.

CRA Galleria Terrace

  • Planned and directed construction of the concrete terrace in State Street right-of-way to allow for "on street dining" in front of the Galleria development.

Pinellas County - Forest Lakes Blvd. Widening

  • Provided construction supervision for utility relocations required for the widening of Forest Lakes Blvd. by Pinellas County.

Citywide Street Resurfacing

  • Oversaw completion of paving at Lakeview Drive and Sawgrass Court.

BMX Track Repair

  • Provided project management and technical assistance for BMX Track Design Build.

ROWTP High Service Pump No. 1 Replacement and Upgrade

  • Completed the replacement of High Service Pump (HSP) No. 1 and upgrade of all Variable Frequency Drives in the High Service Pump Station.

ROWTP Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Upgrade

  • Completed upgrade of the existing SCADA software for the ROWTP, HSP, and wells.

Lift Station Rehabilitation

  • Completed major rehabilitation of the pumps and piping in the Washington Lift Station.


city awards 2021
  • Awarded a Community Rating System Rating of 6. This means that residents in a special flood hazard area are eligible for a 20% discount on flood insurance, while residents outside of the special flood hazard area are eligible for a 10% discount.
  • Received Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY ending September 30, 2019 for the 29th year in a row.
  • Received GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for FY 20/21 Budget for 7th consecutive year.
  • Recognized as Tree City USA for the 21st Year.
  • Received Florida Green Building Coalition's 2020 "Highest Scoring Local Government" Award for Gold Green Local Government certification.