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Citations Issued and $ Amount

$32,095

$3,750

$5,500

$9,067

$14,100

New Contractor Licenses Issued

449

52

0

141

57

Contractor Licenses Revoked

16

0

0

3757

1

*$507,957 is the Interfund Transfer for the sale of the Punta Gorda facility.

Community Services

  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

  • Department Administration:

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      Public Meetings:

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        Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

  • Public Outreach:

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          Administrative Support staff fielded 988 telephone calls, 38 web mail inquiries for March

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          10 press releases for the month of March

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          11 Citizen Concerns were processed for the month of March

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          160,532 hits to the Department website in the month of March

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          Met VFW Post Commander discussed Veteran’s Memorial project, North Charlotte Regional Park

  • Business Services:

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          Seasonal contracts written for Englewood Beach: kids bungee, rock climbing wall, water bubble, Italian ice

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          Continued with ice vendor to get construction permits and water use agreements complete.

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          Seasonal contract written for Mid County Regional Library coffee concession

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          Finalized procedure with Tax Collector to sell parking passes. The Murdock office will begin selling passes on April 6th with other locations to follow on April 13th.

  • Cultural Resources

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        Use Statistics:

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          81,969 items checked out at libraries, a 6% decrease over March 2009. Renewals are down due to changes in levels of service.

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          64,300 library visits, a 3% increase over last year.

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          Libraries registered 802 new borrowers.

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          13,210 computer uses, a 12% increase over last March.

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          29 programs for children and teens with an attendance of 621.

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          23 adult programs with an attendance of 273.

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          5 Big Read prog’s -attendance of 638 including author Stephen King, Lifelong Learning Institute’s Poe discussion, two film showings and publisher James Abraham discussing Poe and Baltimore.

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          62 adults participated in computer classes

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          228 visitors viewed the Florida Girls & Boys & Their Toys exhibit at the Historical Center

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          Historical Ctr, CCHC Society and the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Club worked together to present the 14th Annual Florida Frontier Days festival on March 25, 26 and 27 at Bayshore Live Oak Park. The festival reached over 2,204 citizens, including 929 students and 291 teachers/chaperones from 16 schools and 608 adults & 376 children not associated with a school.

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          54 attended Historical Center programs including pine needle weaving, doll appraisal, Southwest Florida Dulcimer Group and author Carol Mahler.

  • Other:

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          Libraries and the Historical Center benefited from 3,128 volunteer hours during March.

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          Charlotte County History Collections online had its busiest month to date with 262,800 hits during March. Scanning for year two of the project is complete and the vendor is in the process of formatting the Daniel Child diaries and additional photographs to mount on the web site.

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          Series of four bookmarks and four postcards featuring photographs from the Charlotte County online history collection are available at libraries and the Historical Center.

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          Historical Center staff judged middle and high school entries at the Charlotte County Public Schools history fair on March 4.

Monthly Report, March 2010

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