The city reports for the first quarter of 2016 are complete and I’ll get them posted on the city web page in the next few days. Here are some facts that I find interesting….
The Health Department processed 2,165 requests for Birth and Death Certificates. Middletown had 14 deaths in the first quarter… ten of them were drug related overdose deaths. There were 34 new cases of Hepatitis C in Middletown.
MPD continues to report reductions in crime. They responded to 673 Part 1 crimes in the first quarter, down from 723 during the first quarter of 2015.
MFD reports runs almost identical to last year same period. The Division of Fire responded to 478 fire calls for service and 2,150 EMS runs during the first three months of 2016.
Building Inspection processed 852 permits during the first quarter, more than double the 324 processed same period last year. Construction cost for those permits is valued at $19,887,475 vs. $2,324,076 same period last year. This is a strong indicator that our local economy is on the rebound and heading in the right direction.
Public Works spent 1,417 hours on snow removal in the first quarter. We removed 36 dead trees, cleaned 1,313 feet of sewer mains, performed 715 miles of street sweeping, used 257 tons of asphalt in pot hole repairs, and repaired 28 water main breaks.
If income tax revenues continue to trend as they have in the first quarter, this will be the highest income tax revenues in the last 20 years.
Have a great week!