Dec
17

Stow Police – 2016 Annual Report to the Public

Stow Police recently released its annual report. Here are some interesting facts:

  • Total calls for service decreased 3.6% (from 22,361 to 21,565). These calls resulted in 1,381 arrests.
  • Statistically speaking, the most likely time for a call is a Friday in May at 4 p.m.
  • Police issued 4,609 traffic warnings and 2,771 traffic citations. There were 1,008 traffic crashes, 142 of which resulted in injury.
  • We have 20 dispatchers who fielded about 15,000 calls per month, and inputted 45,548 incidents into the computer database. We dispatch for Stow, and also for Tallmadge, Mogadore and Randolph Township.
  • Our 20 reserve officers logged 3,285 volunteer hours.

Click this link to read the full report.

Dec
15

Last night’s meeting

Here are my notes from last night’s meetings:

Fox Den – Council renewed the contracts for three Fox Den employees last night. The golf course has improved, leaps and bounds, over where it was when I was first elected. The course still costs the city money because of its $375K in annual debt service payments. But operationally, it is doing better than ever. The reason? We have cut costs and started to operate it like a business.

Leaf program – It has been a really strange year for leaves. They fell really late, and a huge snowfall hit fairly early. On Monday, we plan to resume picking up leaves on 34 streets in District 3. If you still have leaves on your treelawn after that round, the city will make a special trip upon request.

Council funds – City council had a budget of $15,000 in 2017. We spent almost none of it. So we unanimously agreed to transfer the funds to storm water projects in the city.

End of the Year – This was City Council’s last meeting of 2017, and thus, my last meeting as Council President. It has been a real honor to serve in this capacity. The new challenges and responsibilities have helped me grow professionally. I’m looking forward to even bigger challenges in 2018. Stay tuned for an announcement in January.

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