Aurora -- Projects for which building permits were issued in December in the city were valued at $3.28 million, according to figures from the planning-zoning-building department.

Sixteen permits were issued for residential projects, including two single-family homes, six condominium units, seven alterations and one utility building.

A permit for one industrial project -- interior alterations at Philpott Rubber on Gentry Drive worth $600,000 -- also was issued.

The city issued 146 licenses, including 87 for general work, 23 for electrical and 18 each for heating-air conditioning and plumbing.

Building permits brought in $16,339, licenses $14,600, impact fees $903, state fees $254, miscellaneous $150, completion deposits $4,400 and topography deposits $40,000 for a total of $76,646.

City workers carried out 378 residential inspections and 14 commercial-industrial inspections.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Brian Byard reported 19 Part I -- the most serious -- crimes were reported in December, including 15 thefts, three burglaries and one assault.

Other offenses included fraud-identity theft (six), other sex offenses (four), vandalism, suicide attempt or threat and domestic violence physical (three each) and drug abuse, domestic violence disputes and disorderly conduct (two each).

Officers filed 100 reports, handled 245 traffic-related tasks and 1,256 service-related activities and responded to 158 criminal-type calls. Total tasks handled by officers were 1,659 and by dispatchers were 1,707.

Officers investigated 29 traffic accidents, with eight resulting in injuries. There was one vehicle-deer accident and six accidents on private property.

Fifteen adults were arrested on criminal charges and 50 were cited for traffic violations. Speeding and driving under suspension were the most frequent charges (eight citations each). Officers made 225 traffic stops.

One juvenile was determined to be unruly and two were cited for traffic offenses, with all three cases referred to juvenile court.

Fire Chief David Barnes reported his crews responded to 46 fire alarms and 165 rescue calls and made no fire prevention inspections.

There was an estimated fire loss of $1,000, and the city closed out 2016 with $77,742 in fire loss.

Sudden illness was the main reason for rescue runs (37 incidents),, followed by falls (29)breathing problems (13), chest pain and traffic accidents (nine each) and abdominal pain and accidental injuries (seven each).

Crews made 55 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, 22 to Hillcrest Hospital, 15 to Ahuja Medical Cener, 11 to UH-Portage, eight to UH-Twinsburg, two each to Marymount and Bedford Hospital and one each to Akron Children's and Southpointe.

Water and sewer permits brought in $68,572 in December, with $34,881 coming from the Lakes of Aurora, $21,918 from Barrington and $11, 627 from Forest Ridge.

City contractors collected 456 tons of trash and 114 tons of recyclables. The latter figure was the most in one month in 2016. The yearly totals were 5,817 tons of trash and 1,230 tons of recyclables, an 82 percent to 18 percent ratio.

City cemetery receipts were $1,703 in December, including $777 from sales of lots, $518 for vault interments, $259 for perpetual care and $149 for ash interments. Total cemetery receipts for 2016 were $41,394.

The biggest months for cemetery receipts were August ($8,730) and October ($5,103).