MAYOR’S MONTHLY REPORT
POLICE: Arrests: Total Adult Arrests 59; Total Juvenile Arrests 4; Summons/Citations Issued 12. Incidents: Total Calls 1,974; Security Checks Performed-Residences & Business Locations 191; Incident Cases Reported 91; Crimes Against Property Reported 119; Crimes Against Persons Reported 93; Accident Reports 76; Traffic Citations Issued 106; Alarms 134; Miles of Road Patrol (Approx. mileage from previous month) 34,706. Officers: (figures are for three (3) pay periods) Compensatory Hours Used 196.1; Sick Hours Used 228.1; Personal Hours Used 192.0; Compensatory Hours Earned 1,031.5; Overtime Hours Earned 467.8.
TRAFFIC CONTROL: The MPD issued a total of 106 traffic citations, this being 33 less than same time last year. The MPD made 9 arrests for OVI, this being 10 less than same time last year. Radar citations totaled 8, this being 5 more than same time last year. The MPD handled a total of 76 traffic accidents, this being 3 more than same time last year. There were 46 property damage accidents, 9 injury accidents, there were 21 accidents that occurred on private property. Of the above accidents there were 19 hit-skip accidents and there were 7 accidents that occurred as a direct result of alcohol and/or drugs. The MPD investigated 13 accidents involving juveniles resulting in 3 reported injuries. There were 47 motor vehicles towed by the MPD, this being 17 less than same time last year. Of the above tows, 23 vehicles were towed from traffic accidents, 7 for traffic offenses of some type, 9 as a direct result of an arrest, 5 for parking violations, 2 for recovered stolen and 1 misc. tow. The traffic officer mailed 3 certified letters in regards to junk and/or abandoned motor vehicles. The traffic officer mailed 3 title searches to the state of Ohio, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The traffic officer was able to junk or title 7 motor vehicles. The traffic officer issued or acted upon 12 notices (48/72 hour and/or 10/20 day notices). The traffic officer sent numerous 2255s and driver’s licenses to the state. The traffic officer logged and filed several license plates and kept track of the motor vehicles awaiting court order for immobilization, confiscation or return to the owners. The traffic officer issued 8 parking citations. The traffic officer also mailed 12 school bus warning letters. As of the last day of the month there were 11 motor vehicles sitting upon the Police Impound Lots. Of the 11 vehicles, several are waiting for court order to dispose of them. Summary: Accidents 23 YTD 163; Traffic 7 YTD 12; Parking 5 YTD 42; Arrests 9 YTD 42; STL/REC 2 YTD 3; Misc. 1 YTD 11; Totals: 47 YTD 273.
METERMAID: Total number of tickets issued 153; By parking enforcement 141; By police officers 6; Towed vehicles with tickets 6. Outstanding tickets 699. Total number of PAID violations 123; Number of parking permits issued 243. Revenue received from PAID violations (includes hearing fees) $1,251.00; Revenue received from parking permits $1,215.00. Total Revenue: $2,466.00.
ENGINEERING: ANNEXATION: Poets Glen Area Annexation: The petition was filed with Stark County on February 5, 2008. The hearing was held in City Council chambers on April 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The annexation was approved by the Commissioners at their April 9th meeting. The Township has filed an appeal on the Commissioners decision. Approval was denied by Judge Sinclair on July 25, 2008. The Township has filed an appeal with 5th District Court of appeals. The decision was reversed on June 30, 2009. Annexation re-filed with Commissioner’s office on November 19, 2009. Hearing scheduled for February 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tuscarawas Township Hall. Petition was withdrawn on February 9, 2010 and the public hearing was canceled. Filed on March 11, 2010. The public hearing is set for Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tuscarawas Township Hall. US30 Richville Drive Area Annexation: Petitions filed on April 22, 2010. Commissioners set hearing for May 26th at 1:30 p.m. BRIDGES: Tremont Avenue Bridge: The installation of the fencing has been completed and the roadway is now open to traffic. Remaining work includes concrete sealing on the deck and painting of the beam splices. The contractor will be using a crane to complete this work and will have to detour traffic on days the work is being done. It is anticipated to start the work in mid May. Finefrock Road Bridge: Ramp closures began May 2009 and the bridge is currently under construction. Completion estimated to be July 2010. The north side of the structure has been completed with the south side remaining closed through winter. The contractor was back on site and began work in March 2010. Harsh Avenue SE Box Culvert Replacement: The survey work is 100% design, 70% completed. 17th Street NE Bridge: Currently in the planning stages of analysis to replace this structure. The survey work is 100% completed. Design 50% completed. SANITARY SEWERS: 27th Street/Bison Avenue Sanitary Sewer: The design work is 99% completed. This project would be completed to assist the proposed Poets Glen Annexation. Nova Tech Pump Station: This project will replace the existing pump station. The design work is 95% completed. This project was submitted to OPWC for the funding which was not approved for 2010. Will resubmit for future funding years. NeoCom Sanitary Trunk Sewer Extension: This project will be tied into the recently constructed South Massillon Trunk Sewer and will serve the northern portion of the NeoCom Industrial Park and also Shearer’s. Bids were opened August 27, 2009. The successful low bidder was Wenger Excavating, Inc. out of Dalton with a bid amount of $104,561.00. Construction began October 7, 2009 and clearing began October 28, 2009. Project is 100% completed, including sewer testing. The contractor is currently completing punch list items. State Avenue Sewer Rehab: Beginning survey and preliminary design work on replacing a portion of the sanitary sewer. The design of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is 90% completed. Noble Place Sanitary Sewer Replacement: Project will replace the existing sanitary sewer and improvements to the roadway and installation of storm sewer will also be completed. This project was submitted to OPWC for the funding which was not approved for 2010. Will resubmit for future funding years. Sanitary Manhole Rehab Project: Compiling information on reports of sanitary manholes that need replaced. WWT Plant report from February 2010 show approximately 20 that are in need of repair. Bit of Eden Sanitary Sewer Extension Project: Currently analyzing options to extend sanitary sewer to this site. STREETS: Wales Rd/SR 241 Resurfacing: Resurfacing from Lincoln Way to Hills & Dales will be done in 2009 with a grant from ODOT and local funds. The City received $151,000.00 from the Municipal Road Fund. The bid opening was held August 11, 2009. Superior Paving was awarded the contract and began work the week of September 21, 2009. Intermediate course of asphalt has been placed. Contractor has stopped work for the winter and will commence work in March 2010. The surface course was placed May 24, 2010. Striping on May 26, 2010. Currently compiling punch list items. 9th Street SW Resurfacing: The City has received OPWC funding for this project and it is anticipated to be bid out in the summer of 2010. The City has also applied for Municipal Road Funds through Stark County to assist with the project costs but the request was not granted. Currently re-evaluating project funding. Main Avenue Resurfacing: SCATS has approved to apply the funding for this project to the Tremont Avenue SW project. Alternative funding sources will be sought to complete this project. Augusta/Cyprus Repairs: Miscellaneous roadway repairs have been targeted and several options have been put together. Currently seeking funding. Tremont Avenue SW Improvement Project: The project consists of pavement planning and resurfacing, drainage and sanitary structure rehabilitation, ADA compliant curb ramps and pavement markings. Project limits are the west end of the Tremont Bridge to approximately 200 feet west of 22nd Street SW. The project is being funded through SCATS and Stark County Municipal Road Funds. Project is currently out to bid with a bid opening date of
June 17, 2010. SUBDIVISIONS: Centennial Village: Preliminary plat and rezoning approved by Planning Commission February 13, 2002. Revised preliminary approved May 8, 2002. Plans approved. Final plat approved by Planning Commission and Council. Plat recorded. Site work began week of September 23, 2002. Sanitary completed and tested. Roadway installed week of May 5, 2003. Easements relocated. Street signs installed. Bond transferred to Roseman Construction. Punch list items to be completed. Cherry Springs No. 1: Plat submitted and approved March 2006. Plat approved by Planning Commission and Council March 2006. Plat recorded. Homes being built. Cherry Springs No. 2: Planning Commission April 12, 2006. Council May 1, 2006. Plat recorded. Earthwork began week of October 9, 2006. Sanitary sewer installation began week of December 18, 2006. Sanitary completed. Testing started February 21, 2007. Testing of the sanitary sewer is 95% completed. Concord Village Outlots: Plat approved by Planning Commission and Council. Storm and sanitary easements acquired. Plat recorded. Sanitary sewer installed. Sewer testing 100% completed. Grading and ditch work 100% completed. Transferred to Nancy Villas (Perciballi). Houses being built. Working on punch list items. Concord Village Allotment: Preliminary plat approved by Planning Commission March 9, 2005. Plans submitted and approved. Final plat to Planning Commission September 13, 2006. Approved by Council October 16, 2006. Plat recorded. Construction began the week of March 26, 2007. Paving completed week of June 25, 2007. Homes are currently being constructed. Working on completing punch list items. Forest Hills No. 3: Plat recorded. Plans re-approved. Construction began July 2004. Curb installed week of August 23, 2004. Asphalt installed. As-builts received. Punch list items completed. Awaiting installation of the street lights and monumentation. Gray Ridge Estates Phase No. 1: Preliminary plat submitted to Planning Commission March 9, 2005. Final plat approved by Planning Commission and Council February 2006. Earthwork began week of July 31, 2006. Pre-construction meeting August 21, 2006. Sanitary sewer installation and testing completed. Utility construction 75% completed. Sanitary trunk sewer extension completed. Homes are currently being constructed. Curb and pavement installed week of May 14, 2007. Seeding/grading and punch list items to be completed. Reconstruction of 27th Street SE completed. Kenyon Creek Estates Phase No. 1: Preliminary plat received week of December 4, 2000. Revised and approved by Planning Commission February 13, 2002. Phase No. 1 plans submitted February 20, 2002. Earthwork began week of July 22, 2002. Utility work began week of October 21st. Plat approved by Planning Commission March 12, 2003 and Council April 7, 2003. Construction 100% completed. Roadways paved. Water line extension completed. Plat recorded. Lots being sold. Punch list items completed. Released to City on February 19, 2009. Kenyon Creek Estates Phase No. 2: Plans submitted and approved May 22, 2003. Plat approved by Planning Commission and Council. Plans approved. Waiting on Performance Bond. Nova East Industrial Park: Plat and plans approved. Road construction is 75% completed. Land sold to Beaver Excavating May 2001. Water and gas lines completed. Plat approved by Planning Commission May 12, 2004. Plat approved by Council June 7, 2004. Plat recorded July 2004. Street signs installed. As-builts received. Final paving done week of November 8th. Street lights installation completed. St. Luke Development: Plat approved by Planning Commission and Council. Plans approved May 20, 2004. St. Luke received the PTI on august 25, 2004. Performance Bond received. Construction has begun on sanitary sewer. Plat recorded at County. Sanitary sewer installation completed. Waiting testing. Two site plans have been reviewed and approved. Waiting for roadway construction. Project has been put on hold by developer. Sippo Reserves Allotment Phase No. 1: Preliminary plat approved by Planning Commission December 8, 2004. Plans submitted and under review. Plans approved. Earthwork began week of August 22nd. Sanitary sewer installation began week of September 19th. Final plat approved by Planning commission July 13, 2005 and Council September 6, 2005. Underground utilities completed. Curb installed week of April 17, 2006. Asphalt completed. Sewer testing completed. Homes being built. Sippo Reserves Allotment Phase No. 2: Plat approved by Planning Commission and Council. Construction to begin spring 2010. University Village No. 9: Preliminary plat submitted and approved by Planning Commission December 10, 2003. Variance granted for plat at February Planning Commission meeting. Plans approved May 2004. Grading work began July 2004. Utility work began week of August 23, 2004. Curb placed October 27, 2004. Asphalt paving done week of November 8, 2005. Plat recorded. Construction 100% completed. Telephone pole finally removed from roadway. Street lights installed. Punch list items to be completed. Westbrook Estates Phase No. 3: Plans sent in December 2005 and under review. Revised plans sent April 27, 2006. Plat submitted May 30, 2006 and approved by Planning Commission June 14, 2006. Approved by Council. Grading work 90% completed. Utility work began the week of April 16, 2007. Utilities 90% completed. Curb and roadway installed week of November 3, 2008. Plat recorded March 25, 2009. Underground electric and telephone lines have been installed. Homes being built. Working on punch list items. Woodland Creek: Preliminary plat approved. Plans approved by City and by EPA. Plat for condo phase recorded at County. Condominiums are completed. MISCELLANEOUS: SR241/Tremont Intersection Improvements: ODOT approved grant. Design is being completed by URS Corporation and the City of Massillon’s Engineering Department. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2011. Made corrections to plans per ODOT comments. 27th/Lincoln Way East Intersection Improvements: ODOT approved grant. Design is being completed by URS Corporation and the City of Massillon’s Engineering Department. ME Companies is beginning the right-of-way acquisition process. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2011. Made corrections to plans per ODOT comments. Beginning right-of-way acquisition. Ohio Utility Protection/Safety Committee: Next meeting date has not been set. Storm Water Report: Prepared 2009 report and submitted to OEPA. Storm Water Mapping: 96% completed. SE drawings completed/SD drawings. Subdivision Mapping: 50% completed PS drawings/SD drawings. Editing to include subdivision information: replats, vacations and dedications. Sanitary Sewer Mapping: 96% completed. SE drawings completed/SD drawings. Permits and GIS are being added to the database and are 18% completed. Editing files to include pipe length and slope/material. GIS: Completed and transferring items to ESRI. Setting hyperlinks. Modifying display and addressing and permits, maps. Continuing to update. Adding traffic signals, signs inventory, elevation work for flow on sanitary. Web Site: The Engineering Department web site has been completed and will be updated on an ongoing basis. Analyzing and updating current maps. Levee Pipe Repairs: Survey 80% completed. Reviewing different options of repairs. Preparing construction plans which are 55% completed.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 1. The CD Department completed and submitted the City’s FY2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Applications to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The FY2010 Program Year begins on July 1st. 2. The CD Department continued work on the implementation of its Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). NSP Housing projects on Pearl SE and Gibson SE are underway. Habitat for Humanity has also begun housing construction along 4th SW. The City is near completion with the first round of NSP-funded demolitions of vacant, deteriorated and/or fire damaged dwelling units. Additional demolitions are currently in the planning stages. The City has been working closely with the Ohio Development
COMMUNITY DEVELOOPMENT: Office of Housing & Community Partnerships (OHCP) on the NSP Program. OHCP is requiring that its NSP grantees obligate 100% of this funding by June 30th to meet Federal program requirements. The City is working with ABCD on a housing project in the southeast side that will utilize the remaining NSP dollars. 3. The City will be providing $35,000.00 in CDBG-R (Stimulus) funds to NRP to provide for sidewalk replacement at the site of the proposed downtown senior housing project. The City also worked with Stark County to provide $100,000.00 in HOME funding to assist this development. 4. The CD Director attended the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Neighborhood Partnership Program awards meeting at which partnership grants were distributed to local neighborhood associations. The City provides CDBG funding to help fund this program which is also supported by the Stark county Foundation. 5. The CD Director is also managing the housing rehabilitation projects currently underway in the City’s Housing Department, as well as answering citizen calls on fair housing and landlord/tenant issues. The City is in the process of hiring a Housing Director.
BUILDING Permits Issued: New Dwellings 5 @ $492,474.00; Dwelling Alterations & Additions 29 @ $150,257.00; Commercial (New Structures) 1 @ $597,577.00; Commercial (Alterations & Additions) 5 @ $117,330.00; Industrial (Alterations & Additions) 2 @ $265,990.00; Miscellaneous 2 @ $20,550.00; Swimming Pools 2 @ $19,000.00; Accessory Buildings 2 @ $5,500.00; Fences 5 @ $5,500.00; Razings 5 @ $11,750.00; Totals: 58 @ $1,685,928.00. Inspections: Building (Houpt) 151; Plumbing (Houpt) 9; Heating (Houpt) 8; Electrical (Silla) 48; Code Enforcement (Saracina) 85; Code Enforcement (Rice) 73; Total: 374.
STREETS: Hot Mix: 105.04; Gravel #57: 59.49 Tons; #304 Base gravel: 19.66 Tons; Sand: 18.78 Tons. Patch streets throughout the entire City; Cleaned off catch basins throughout entire City; Removed advertisement signs from tree lawns and telephone poles; Graded and graveled alleys throughout entire City; Swept streets throughout entire City; Repaired catch basins throughout entire City; Mowed and weeded throughout entire City; Dropped off barricades and posted No Parking signs fro Memorial Day.
SEWER/WASTE COLLECTIONS: Our new customers numbered 28 and we had 20 customers whose service was discontinued. We picked up extra items for customers at 160 locations at an additional cost of $1,167.50. The bid process for our new waste packer is complete. As soon as the funds are appropriated the truck will be ordered. Summary: New Customers 28; Permanently Discontinued 20; Temporarily Discontinued 2; Resume Service to Delinquent Customers, Paid in Full 2; Resume Service to Regular Customers 12; Transfers 2; Misses 9; Misc. Messages 20; Total of Clean-Ups with Charge 160; Total of Charges for Clean-Ups $1,167.50; Dumpster Activity-Containers Placed Temporarily 6; Total Charges for Dumpsters $495.00; Services Donated at No Charge $2,149.00: Empty baskets Main Street 1x week $200.00; Bags from Community Service workers $100.00; Health Department clean-ups (2200 Cambridge S.E. & 1109 Johnson St. S.E. – Clean ups of vacant lots and alleys) $200.00; Services donated by the Waste Department : City buildings, Rec Center, City parks $1,649.00.
INCOME TAX: Collections were down slightly at .26% from same time last year. Total tax collections for the year remain down 7.61%. Employee withholdings were down .40% from same time last year. Business profits were up 34.77% and taxes received from individuals were down 11.91%.
HEALTH NURSE: CLINICS: Well Child Clinics: Infant & Pre-school age patients 0; School-age
Patients 0; Referred to specialist or private physician 0. Immunization Clinics: Attended 60; Immunizations administered 181. TB Testing Clinics: Administered 13; Positive reactors referred for x-ray 0. WIC Clinics: Initial certifications 28; Re-certifications 80; Individual mid-certs 31; Nutrition education 116; Caseload 943. COMMUNITY NURSING: Field visits 41; Auxiliary visits 495. School Visits: Parochial – Massillon Christian School. CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0. MISCELLANEOUS: Meetings/Committees attended: RED Network; Disease Reporting and Epidemiology Advisory Committee.
WWT; HEALTH; BUILDING;
STREETS (Catch Basins); PAINT/SIGNS; Please see attached sheets.
SAFETY; PARKS & RECREATION (Income
Tax Report); GOLF COURSE (Income Tax Report)
RECREATION; SENIOR CENTER; No reports available at this time.
LATE MONTHLY REPORT
FIRE: The Department responded to a total of 315 alarms, this being an average of 11.9 alarms per day. There were 85 fire alarms and/or public service calls and 230 rescue and EMS calls. The total estimated fire loss was $13,250.00. There were no deaths or injuries due to fires. 4/1/2010: I attended the LOGIC Board meeting. 4/8/2010: I attended a Countywide Dispatch Governance Board meeting. 4/12/13/14/2010: The department held run review classroom training. 4/15/2010: I attended a meeting with Staley’s to discuss radio communications. 4/20/21/22/2010: The department had Confined Space Rescue refresher training. 4/27/2010: I attended a HazMat Executive Board meeting. 4/28/2010: I attended the quarterly LEPC meeting. April is characteristically spring cleaning month and this year was no exception. WHS telea-productions crews came to the department to film apparatus and interview firefighters as part of a project. EMS Transport continues to be successful due to the efforts of our personnel. The Eagle’s have allowed us to use their building for training until such time as it’s torn down. We appreciate their willingness to allow us use of the building and the efforts of those conducting the training operations. We also would like to thank Mr. Rapid and many other donors who have contributed to make this training possible.
ANIMAL CONTROL See attached sheet.