30:1 ANNUAL REPORT of the CITY AUDITOR 1912 (First)
SOURCE - ANNUAL REPORTS Pages 3 and 8
To the Honorable Mayor and Council,
In compliance with Sections 4287 and 4288 of the General Code of Ohio, I have the honor to submit my annual report for the year beginning January 1, 1912.
Lakewood became a City under proclamation of the Secretary of State on February 17, 1911, but the Village form of government continued until January 1, 1912, hence this is the first annual report under a City form of government.
The method of accounting has been in strict compliance with the forms prescribed by the State Bureau, and all records are open to any official or citizen who may desire information additional to that contained in this report.
LAKEWOOD OFFICERS FOR 1912
Mayor - J.B. Coffinberry
Solicitor - T.J. Ross
Auditor - B.M. Cook
Treasurer - L.R. Smith
President of Council - Clayton W. Tyler
Councilmen - W.A. Bennett, M.J. Earle, James Gormsen, L.E. Kerber, B.F. Mills,
Frank V. Reid, Frank L. Thurber.
Clerk of Council - B.M. Cook.
Director of Public Service - J.W. Chrisford.
Director of Public Safety - J.H. Brown.
Engineer - Charles W. Root.
Superintendent of Water Department - E.R. Lieblein.
Superintendent of Street Department - M. Kane.
Superintendent of Building Department - C.E. Hall.
Chief of Police - Henry O'Dell.
Chief of Fire - J.H. Speddy.
Health Officer - Dr. A.E. McClure.
Recapitulation Of Receipts and Expenditures
For All Funds in 1912
Balance, 1-1-1912 Receipts Expenditures Balance, 12-31-12
General Fund $43.33 $14,662.91 $12,839.04 $1,867.20
Safety Fund 920.19 31,596.86 25,958.28 6,558.77
Health Fund 1,326.67 3,530.06 3,747.70 1,109.03
Service Fund 5,945.55 33,352.05 39,173.66 123.94
Water Fund 7,075.43 48,153.63 47,730.42 7,503.64
Water Tower Fund 14,743.43 --------- 6,033.24 8,710.19
Guarantee Deposit Fund 1,246.15 3,976.55 3,359.05 1,863.65
Construction Funds 53,064.43 362,581.41 143,946.85 271,698.99
Sinking Fund 60,569.75 244,959.60 255,466.48 50,062.87
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Grand Total - - - - $144,934.93 $742,818.07 $538,254.72 $349.498.28
City Debt, December 31, 1912
General Sewer and Sewage Disposal Bonds $312,000.00
Electric Lighting Bonds 11,500.00
Public Improvement Bonds 151,768.00
Street Repair Bonds 10,000.00
Municipal Site Bonds 15,500.00
Fire Department Bonds 15,000.00
Water Works Bonds 40,500.00
Total General Debt $556,268.00
Bonds payable by Special Assessments 850,975.18
-----------Total Bonds outstanding $1,407,243.18
30:2 GOVERNMENT CITY EXPENDITURES (1912-1922)
HISTORY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY AND CLEVELAND
W.R. COATES -- Volume I, Pg. 191
Perhaps no better illustration of its material growth can be shown than by showing the growth of expenditures of the city as given in the report of the city auditor.
The first year under the city government, under Mayor Coffinbury, the city expended $534,258. This does not include school expenditures.
The last year under Clayton W. Tyler, the successor of Mayor Coffinbury, the city expended $1,136,832, the last year under Mayor B.M. Cook, the third mayor of the city, the expenditures were $1,475,291, and the expenditures under his successor, the present mayor, L.E. Hill, for the year 1922 were $2,355,412.
The school expenditures are not included in any instance.
30:3 GOVERNMENT CITY EXPENDITURES (1922)
HISTORY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY AND CLEVELAND
W.R. COATES -- VOLUME I, Pg. 191
There are seventy-four miles of paved streets in Lakewood and the repairs for 1922 cost $43,266.63, and the cleaning, $9,154.
Nearly $10,000 was expended in sidewalk repairs and as much more in garbage disposal and rubbish collection.
There are ninety-one miles of sewer pipe laid in the city streets.
The Lakewood police recovered stolen property, including automobiles, to the value of $51,805.78, and the mileage of the motorcycles used by the police was 44,659 miles, showing that motorcycle men traveled a distance equal to one and four-fifths times around the earth in the year 1922.
The fires of the city involving property valued at $16,513,720 have called out the fire department 335 times, and the total losses by fires has been $30,702, covered by insurance to the amount of $28,312.
The total bonded indebtedness of the city on December 31, 1922, was $439,299.85.
The care of parks involves something less than $10,000 in expenditures. There is Lakewood, Wagar, Madison and Rocky River parks, owned by and assets of the city.