Construction projects worth $1.15 million; other city reports told

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Aurora -- Permits for construction projects valued at $1.15 million were issued in November by the city's planning-zoning-building department, according to secretary Ruth Dennison.

The biggest project was one for Dunkin Donuts valued at $375,000. Industrial projects were for Saint Gobain at $100,000, TCP at $45,000 and G.E. Healthcare at $30,000. All were interior alterations.

Residential projects valued at $603,248 included one single-family home, two each additions and inground pools and one each alteration, garage, deck and utility buildings.

Licenses issued included 19 for general work, seven for electrical, two for heating and air conditioning and one for plumbing.

Revenue for the department included $8,021 from building permits, $2,900 from licenses, $1,181 miscellaneous, $855 in impact fees, $139 in state fees, $3,300 from completion deposits and $5,000 from topography deposits for a total of $21,397.

Inspectors made 207 residential and 79 commercial-industrial inspections in November.

Police Chief Seth Riewaldt reported 23 Part I -- the most serious -- offenses were investigated in November, including 18 thefts, three burglaries and two assaults.

Other offenses included seven each fraud-identity thefts and vandalism-criminal mischief, six domestic violence, 20 disorderly conduct and one each other sex offense and drug abuse.

Officers filed 694 reports, handled 86 traffic-related tasks and 124 criminal calls and performed 1,117 service-related activities.

Officers investigated 15 accidents, none of which involved injuries, arrested 37 adults for criminal activity and cited 73 adults for traffic violations. They made 542 traffic stops.

SPEEDING was the No. 1 traffic violation with 25 citations issue, followed by other violations (19), parking (nine), ignoring traffic control devices (six), driving under suspension and driving while intoxicated (five each) and seat belt (four).

No juveniles were determined to be unruly and no juvenile traffic citations were issued.

Officers drove city vehicles 18,395 miles, raising the 11-month total for 2012 to 192,740 compared to 181,208 in 2011.

Fire Chief David Barnes reported his crews responded to 34 fire alarms and 98 rescue calls, and there was no fire loss.

Accidental injury was the No. 1 reason for rescue calls (25), followed by sudden illness (21), cardiac problems (nine), difficulty breathing (seven) and weakness-dizziness (six).

Crews made 39 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, nine each to Hillcrest and Robinson Memorial hospitals, four to University-Twinsburg, three each to Southpointe and Ahuja Medical Center, two to Solon Medical Campus and one each to Marymount and Akron Children's.

During fire prevention inspections, hazards found were fire extinguishers not in an approved location and emergency lighting not functional. Five correction notices were handed out.

Cemetery receipts of $4,183 were the second highest monthly intake of the year. They included $1,701 from sales of lots, $1,479 for vault interments, $567 for perpetual care, $357 for ash interments and $78 for foundations.

City contractors picked up 511 tons of rash and 123 tons of recyclables in November, an 81 percent to 19 percent ratio.

Fifteen private septic systems were cleaned in November, with 23,0000 gallons of sewage removed.

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