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AURORA -- Projects for which building permits were issued in May in the city were valued at $2.47 million, as 35 permits were issued.
The residential permits amounted to $1.62 million and included no single-family homes, six condominium units, 10 alterations, 11 decks, two each additions and utility buildings and one each garage, in-ground pool and above-ground pool.
One industrial permit was issued -- to Gatta for an addition on Gentry Drive worth $850,000.
Fifty licenses were issued, including 42 for general work, four for electrical and two each for plumbing and heating-air conditioning.
Revenue for the building department was as follows: $27,677 for building permits, $5,000 for licenses, $93 for impact fees, $352 in state fees, $50 for miscellaneous, $9,800 for completion deposits and $30,000 for topography deposits for a total of $73,783.
City workers made 503 residential and 45 commercial-industrial inspections in May for a total of 548.
Police Chief Brian Byard reported 11 Part I -- the most serious -- offenses occurred in May, including eight thefts and three assaults.
Other offenses included fraud-identity theft (five), non-physical domestic disputes (six), drug abuse (two) and drug overdose, physical domestic dispute, vandalism and missing person (one each).
Officers handled 179 criminal-type calls and performed 412 traffic-related tasks and 952 service-related tasks. Dispatchers handled 1,600 tasks.
Officers invest5igated 18 traffic accidents, five of which involved injuries. Twenty-seven adults were charged with criminal activity and 80 were cited for traffic violations. Officers made 289 traffic stops.
Nine juveniles were determined to be unruly and eight were cited for traffic violations, with all 17 referred to juvenile court..Fire Chief David Barnes reported that his crews responded to 31 fire alarms and 146 rescue calls and made 47 fire prevention inspections in May. Fire loss amounted to $9,200, bringing the total for the first five months of 2017 to $108,400.
Sudden illness was the No. 1 reason for rescue calls (21 incidents), followed by falls (19), breathing problems (17), lift assists (13) and chest pain and accidental injuries (11 each).
Crews made 53 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, 16 to Ahuja Medical Center, 10 each to Hillcrest Hospital and UH-Portage Medical Center, nine to UH-Twinsburg and one each to Bedford and Akron Children's hospitals.
During fire prevention inspections, hazards found included fire extinguishers, alarms and sprinkler systems out of service, lack of extinguishers, exit signs not illuminated and backup power not functional, emergency lighting not working, lack of emergency lighting, exit doors blocked, electrical covers damaged, wiring exposed, too many extension cords in a socket and misuse of power strips.
Cemetery receipts for May totaled $1,534, which included $1,039 for sales of lots, $346 for perpetual care and $149 for ash interments.
Contractors collected 580 tons of trash and 139 tons of recyclables in May, an 81 percent to 19 percent ratio. Both totals were the highest monthly collections for the first five months of the year.
Water and sewer revenue totaled $71,403, which included $59,691 from the Lakes of Aurora, $11,640 from the Villas of Bertram and $71 for an individual.