AURORA -- The value of construction projects for which building permits were issued in February in Aurora is $3.47 million, according to the planning-zoning-building department.
There was only one industrial project -- antennas for AT&T at 500 N. Aurora Road, and no commercials projects.
Residential projects amounted to $3.46 million, including two single-family homes, eight condominium units, five decks, four alterations and one each garage and utility building.
Sixty-four licenses were issued, including 44 for general work, eight for plumbing, seven for electrical and five for heating and air conditioning.
Building permits brought in $17,042 to the city's coffers, licenses $6,400, impact fees $2,709, miscellaneous $356, state fees $166, completion deposits $6,500 and topography deposits $50,000 for a total of $83,173.
City workers made 398 residential inspections and 42 commercial-industrial inspections.
Meanwhile, Police Chief Brian Byard reported that 11 Part I -- the most serious -- offenses occurred in February, all of which were thefts.
Other offenses included fraud-identity thefts (nine), domestic disputes (four), drug abuse and overdoses (two each) and weapons violation, domestic violence physical and other sex offense (one each).
Officers filed 82 reports, handled 320 traffic-related tasks, 124 criminal type calls and 1,258 service-related duties. Dispatchers handled 1,725 items.
Officers investigated 12 traffic accidents, only one of which involved an injury.
Twenty adults were arrested for criminal activity and 41 were cited for traffic violations. Speeding resulted in 10 citations and driving under suspension resulted in eight. Officers made 246 traffic stops.
Three juveniles were cited for traffic violations, with all the cases referred to Portage County Juvenile Court.
Fire Chief David Barnes reported his crews responded to 27 fire alarms and 105 rescue calls in February, and made 62 fire prevention inspections.
No fire loss was reported. Total fire loss for the first two months of 2017 is estimated at $99,000.
Sudden illness topped the list of rescue calls with 17, followed by breathing problems (15), falls (14) and weakness-dizziness (11).
Crews made 53 trips to Cleveland Clinic-Twinsburg, 10 to Ahuja Medical Center, seven to Hillcrest Hospital, six each to UH-Portage Medical Center and UH-Twinsburg and one to Southpoint Hospital.
Types of hazards found during fire prevention inspections included fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems out of date, lack of fire extinguishers, access to extinguishers blocked, exit signs not illuminated, exit sign backup power and emergency lighting not functional, exit doors blocked, too many extension cords in a socket, electric receptacles damaged and misuse of power strips.
Water and sewer permits brought in $120,358 to the city in February, according to the city's service department. The Lakes in Aurora contributed $40,380, the Villas of Bertram $34,888 and commercial entities $28,521.
Cemetery receipts for the month were $2,476, including $1,300 for sales of lots, $520 for vault interments, $433 for perpetual care and $224 for ash interments.
Contractors collected 362 tons of trash and 125 tons of recylables in February for a 74 percent to 26 percent ratio.