Staff has turned in their reports for the third quarter. As always, I’m amazed at how much work gets done quietly and without fanfare throughout the city.
During the Third Quarter of this year, July, August and September….
Human Resources processed 9 new city employees and processed out 17 employees leaving employment with the city.
In the Division of Fire, calls for fire service were down significantly from third quarter this year (619) compared to the same time in 2017 (815). EMS runs were slightly up for the same quarter, 2,440 in 2017, compared to 2504 this year during the same time period.
Building Inspection processed 478 permits with a construction value of $18,220,659.00, and completed 1,139 inspections during the third quarter.
Middletown Division of Police continues to see drops in crime. Part One crimes, the most serious crimes, have dropped year to date from 2,472 crimes in 2017 down to 1,997 crimes for the same period this year. Calls for service have shown a similar decline from 31,191 in 2017, down to 20,005 year to date in 2018. The reduction in calls for service allows our officers to be more proactive in preventing crime and we hope the trend continues. It also improves our response times. Response to Priority One calls for service was at 6.2 minutes last year. With the reduction in call volume, MPD has dropped that response time to 3.4 minutes in 2018.
The Law Department reviewed 200 contracts year to day, prepared 98 pieces of legislation for City Council’s consideration, and the Municipal Court and Prosecutor’s are working on 10,303 open cases including 756 felonies, 3,124 misdemeanors, 221 OVI (drunk driving) cases, and 6, 202 traffic cases.
The Health Department year to date has inspected 427 food service operations, completed 117 swimming pool inspections, handled 84 animal bites, completed 35 indigent cremations, issued 3,580 birth certificates and issued 2,963 death certificates.
Public Works completed repairs on 602 traffic signals year to date, spent 1,746 hours working special events in the city, completed cleaning of 15,602 linear feet of sewer mains, completed 1,929 lane miles of street sweeping, and made repairs to 318 street signs. They’ve treated 5,938 million gallons of wastewater, repaired 67 water mains, and produced 2,865 million gallons of drinking water.
I’m always proud of the hard working staff at the city. When compared to comparable cities nearby, your city staff completes roughly the same work load with more than 100 less full time employees (FTE) than our surrounding neighbors.
We do our best to give you top quality service and respect the tax dollars that you give us to complete the work.
Have a great week!