FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- The value of residential projects for which building permits were issued dropped to under $1 million in May, according to the city's planning-zoning-building department.
However, the value of a single industrial project at McMaster-Carr in the Aurora Industrial Park was $2.5 million, which when added to the $767,913 in residential projects, brought the total to more than $3.2 million.
Building permits included two for single-family homes, five for alterations, three for additions, six for decks and one for a garage.
The city issued 55 licenses, including 38 for general work, seven for electrical and five each for heating-air conditioning and plumbing. City workers made 286 residential and 91 commercial-industrial inspections.
Building permits brought in $15,964, licenses $5,500, impact fees $888, state fees $260, miscellaneous fees $602, completion deposits $3,200 and topography deposits $10,000 for a total department revenue of $36,415.
Police Chief Seth Riewaldt reported 14 Part I -- the most serious -- crimes occurred in May, including 12 thefts and one each assault and burglary.
Other offenses included disorderly conduct (21 incidents), vandalism-criminal mischief (11), domestic violence (seven), fraud-identity theft (five) and missing persons (three).
Officers handled 130 criminal-type calls, performed 119 traffic-related duties and handled 1,402 service-related activities for a total of 1,651 calls.
Officers investigated 18 traffic accidents, none of which involved injuries, and issued eight citations in the mishaps. Five of the accidents were on private property.
Twenty-three adults were charged with criminal infractions, including four wanted on warrants, three for receiving stolen property, one for drug abuse and 13 for other violations.
Officers issued 155 traffic citations, with 24 being for speeding, 14 for seat belt and child restraint violations , 65 for illegal parking and 34 for other violations.
THIRTEEN juveniles were determined to be unruly and eight were cited for traffic violations, with all 21 referred to juvenile court.
Personal drove police vehicles 17,692 miles during the month, raising the total for the first five months of the year to 89,599, compared to 94,324 last year.
Fire Chief David Barnes reported his crews responded to 46 fire alarms and 139 rescue calls, and made 11 fire prevention inspections. Fire loss was estimated at $6,020, bringing this year's total to $21,620, compared to $242,060 for the first five months of 2013.
Sudden illness was the most common reason for rescue calls (28 incidents), followed by accidental injuries and falls (13), lift assists (12) and breathing problems (11).
Crews made 65 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, 11 to Ahuja Medical Center, 10 to Hillcrest Hospital, six to Robinson Memorial, three to Marymount and one to UH-Twinsburg. Thirty-eight incidents required no transport.
During fire prevention inspections, hazards found were fire extinguishers and fire alarms out of service, fire extinguisher access blocked, exit signs not illuminated, exit sign backup power not functioning, no emergency lighting, exposed wiring, damaged electric covers or plates and too many extension cords in a socket.
Water and sewer permits brought in $21,170 in May, with the most -- $11,472 -- coming from Hawthorn of Aurora, $5,347 from Barrington, $4,209 from Wellington Estates and $142 from individuals.
The service department reported that 563 tons of trash and 117 tons of recyclables were collected in May, a ratio of 83 percent to 17 percent. The trash tonnage was the highest so far in 2014, while the recyclables tonnage was the second highest.
For the first five months of the year, the city is averaging a trash to recyclables ratio of 80 percent to 20 percent.
May's cemetery receipts were the lowest of the year so far at $1,871, which included $918 for foundations, $494 for sales of lots, $294 for interments and $165 for perpetual care.