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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- The value of building projects for which permits were issued in August is $2.74 million, according to the planning-zoning-building department's monthly report.
One commercial project was listed -- $260,000 for a Starbucks building shell at Routes 43 and 82. An industrial project was worth $150,000 at McMaster Carr on Aurora Industrial Parkway.
Residential projects were valued at $2.33 million, and included two single-family homes, six condominium units, six alterations, five each decks and additions, two utility buildings and one garage.
Forty-four licenses were issued, including 35 for general work, four for heating-air conditioning, three for plumbing and two for electrical work.
Revenue for the department included $25,660 for building permits, $4,400 for licenses, $4,515 in impact fees, $452 for miscellaneous, $293 in state fees, $7,000 from completion deposits and $40,000 from topography deposits for a total of $82,320.
City workers inspected 441 residential and 52 commercial-industrial sites in August.
Fire Chief David Barnes reported his crews responded to 52 fire alarms and 158 rescue calls, and made 46 fire prevention inspections. There was no fire loss. Total loss for the first eight months of 2016 is $66,500.
Sudden illness was the main reason for rescue calls (24 incidents), followed by falls(22), chest pain (13), breathing problems (11) and accidental injuries (10).
Crews made 55 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, 21 to Ahuja Medical Center, eight each to Hillcrest and UH-Twinsburg, six to UH-Portage and one to Bedford Hospital.
During fire prevention inspections, hazards found included fire extinguishers and alarm systems out of date, extinguisher access blocked, exit signs not illuminated, exit sign backup power not functional, emergency lighting not working, lack of exit signs, exit doors and aisles blocked, faulty exit doors, damaged electrical covers, exposed electrical wiring misuse of power strips and too many extension cords in a socket.
The monthly police report was not available by the Advocate's press deadline.
Revenue from water and sewer permits in August totaled $85,643, with the biggest amount coming from the Villas of Bertram ($35,803).
Cemetery receipts totaled $8,730, the highest amount in any month so far this year. That included $3,885 for sales of lots, $2,831 for vault internments, $1,295 for perpetual care, $496 for foundations and $224 for ash interments.
Contractors collected 583 tons of trash and 108 tons of recyclables, an 82 percent to 18 percent ratio.