Mayor William Roth gave his state of the city address at Monday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
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Mayor William Roth delivered his State of the City address at Monday's Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.
The crime rate in Fairlawn is slowly dropping, according to Fairlawn Mayor William Roth. At Monday's Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Roth delivered his State of the City address and stated 91 percent of crime in the city is theft/shoplifting. However, the number of juvenile crimes dropped 29 percent from 2011 and the number of drug-related crimes dropped 49 percent. The number of calls coming into the police department also dropped by 8 percent, Roth said. The department received 60,582 calls, and those range from something as simple as locking keys in the car to crimes. Car accidents went up 8 percent in 2012. In the Detective Bureau, investigators worked on 82 felony cases and had a 62 percent solve rate, Roth said. That's up from a 55 …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Mayor William Roth gave his State of the City Address at Monday's council meeting.
Mayor William Roth had nothing but good news at Monday night's council meeting, where he gave his State of the City Address. He originally gave his speech two weeks ago at a Chamber of Commerce lunch, so we're going to bring it to you again, in the condensed version. • City revenues were up 6.2 percent higher in 2011 than 2010, which puts the city back on 2008, pre-recession levels. • City officials were able to renegotiate contracts with city unions and insurance companies to include a zero percent increase in health care benefits. This will save the city $100,000, Roth said. • For the third year in the row, Roth and city council have managed to set this year's budget at 2 percent less than the year before. Roth said he realizes it's …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mayor William Roth delivered his State of the City Address Monday
When it comes to the dark cloud of city finances, Mayor William Roth can see the silver lining. At Monday's State of the City Address, held at the Fairlawn Hilton, Roth said revenues for 2011 were up 6.2 percent higher than 2010, which puts the city back on 2008, pre-recession levels. "This is very good for our city," Roth said. "Finances are a roller coaster for a lot of cities, so we're very pleased." In terms of saving the city money, Roth announced he was able to renegotiate contracts with city unions that have a zero percent increase in health care benefits. This will save the city $110,000, he said. "Having no increase in these times is something we're fortunate to have," he said. "(Normally) it's approximately 11 percent of the city…