Manager's Report for the August 14, 2018 Town Council Meeting

Proposed Upcoming Town Council Meeting Schedule
August 14th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council Meeting
September 11th – 6:30 PM Budget Meeting, LCS CRA Budget Meeting, Regular Town Council Meeting,
September 25th - 6:30 PM Budget Meeting, Regular Town Council Meeting
October 9th – 6:30 PM Regular Town Council meeting

Upcoming Events
August 17th – Food Truck Invasion (Town Hall)
September 15th  - Waterway Cleanup
October 31st – Better than Halloween Party
November 18th – Loop Around the Lake 6k Run
December 1st – Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Website Upgrade and Changes
The Town is becoming more sophisticated in communicating on various electronic media platforms.  We have found the Town’s website lacking in some ways and wish to have it updated and redesigned.  Primary goals for the web redesign include ADA compliance, security, data backup and retention, ease of use for the residents, and improve efficiency for staff management.  Work on the new site will begin this month.

Mango Circle Phase 2 Construction
Construction has started on Phase 2.  Construction is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Lake Clarke Estates Roadway Paving Project
All County Paving, Inc. will be paving all the roads in the Estates in September.  The Contractor is responsible for notifying the HOA and the residents when he has a specific and detailed milling, paving and striping plan created.  We will meet with the contractor the week of the August 20th to go over the details of his plan, compare the plan to the contract documents, and issue a notice to proceed.

Pine Tree Park Landscaping
New hedge-type plants (Clusia) have been planted along the berm next to Forest Hill Blvd. and in the field east of the Park along Forest Hill Blvd.  Additionally, we would like to thank Hinterland Group, Inc. for the donation of top soil at Pine Tree Park last Saturday.  The donation was unexpected, but greatly appreciated.  We have worked with Hinterland on sewer projects in Seminole Manor, Our Utility Superintendent, Damon Gammons, negotiated the donation of 10 truckloads of fill to cover the roots from the tree removal so sod can be planted along the back of the canal on the south side of the Park.  We are currently out for bid on 10,000 square feet of sod.

Cameras at Arabian Road Entrance
We have collected $93,325 in lien proceeds since hiring ARI to do our collections.  Following Town Council direction, we have prepared a proposal to put two tag-reading cameras and three high-resolution recording cameras on a pole at the intersection of Florida Mango and Arabian Road West.  The tag-reading cameras called LPR’s, scan license plates both coming into Town and going out of Town and instantly compare those plates to a data base maintained by FDLE for any wants and/or warrants for the owners of the vehicle.  The Lake Clarke Shores road patrol units are notified of the violator’s tag and vehicle description.  The high-resolution cameras will allow us to have a recorded view of the vehicle as well as a positive ID of the driver and passengers.  These cameras will be valuable tools to help us prevent burglaries and solve other crimes.  The cameras will be marked and signage will alert guests that we are using surveillance equipment in the Town.  Currently two of the LCS Patrol cars are equipped with mobile LPR’s.