Building projects worth $2.47 million; other Aurora reports detailed

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Aurora -- For the month of June, the city's planning-zoning-building department reported permits were issued for 26 building projects valued at $2.47 million.

One project was listed under the commercial designation -- interior alterations at Barrington Golf Club -- worth $40,000.

The remainder were residential projects, which included six single-family homes, two condominiums, six alterations, two each utility buildings and additions and one each above-ground pool and other.

Licenses included 20 for general work, three for heating and air conditioning and one each for electrical and plumbing.

Revenue for June included $14,358 from building permits, $2,500 for licenses, $6,125 in impact fees, $180 for miscellaneous, $118 in state fees, $6,700 in completion deposits and $40,000 in topography deposits for a total of $69,982.

City personnel made 323 residential and 59 commercial-industrial inspections in June for a total of 382.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Seth Riewaldt reports that 24 Part I offenses -- the most serious -- occurred in June, including 19 thefts, four burglaries and one assault.

Other incidents included disorderly conduct (29), vandalism-criminal mischief (16), domestic violence (eight), fraud-identify theft (two) and missing person (one).

Officers filed 655 reports, handled 168 criminal-type calls and 130 traffic-related calls and performed 1,415 service-related duties. Dispatchers handled 2,200 calls/tasks.

Officers investigated 20 traffic accidents, with two involving injuries. Eight citations were issued in those accidents, and five of them occurred on private property.

Twenty-two adults were arrested on criminal charges and 118 were cited for traffic violations. Parking violations were the No. 1 reason for tickets being issued (62 situations), followed by other traffic violations (23) and speeding (21). Officers made 461 traffic stops.

TWO JUVENILES were determined to be unruly and three were cited for traffic accidents, with five cases referred to juvenile court.

Personnel drove police vehicles 18,211 miles in June, bringing the total for the first six months of 2013 to 112,535 miles, compared to 106,050 last year.

Fie Chief David Barnes reported crews responded to 123 emergency calls and 33 fire alarms, and made 13 fire prevention inspections. There was no fire loss. Total loss for the year so far is $176,000.

Top reasons for emergency calls included sudden illness (19), falls (13), accidental injury and weakness/dizziness (11) and abdominal pain (10).

Crews made 44 trips to Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center, 18 to Ahuja Medical Center, 13 to Hillcrest Hospital, six to Robinson Memorial, three to UH-Twinsburg and one each to Bedford and Akron Children's hospitals.

During fire prevention inspections, hazards found included fire extinguishers out of date, fire alarm systems out of date, lack of fire extinguishers, exit signs not illuminated, emergency lighting not functional, exit signs backup power not functional, lack of emergency lighting, exit doors blocked, exit aisles blocked, exposed electrical wiring and electrical covers damaged.

The service department reported water-sewer permit revenue amounted to $84,806, including about $55,110 from Hawthorn, $12,117 from Homestead, $11,236 from Yorkshire Estates and $5,270 from Barrington.

Contractors picked up 506 tons of trash and 110 tons of recyclables in June, an 82 percent to 18 percent ratio.

Cemetery receipts totaled $3,174, including $1,757 for vault interments, $1,015 for ash interments and $402 for foundations.

The city had 21 private septic systems cleaned, with 38,170 gallons of sewage removed. So far this year, 83 have been cleaned, with 143,290 gallons removed.

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