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By the numbers
May 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer
City report summarizes police, building, trash, utility statistics
City staff shared a completed 2013 annual report with the city council April 15.
According to the document, the municipal court department has undergone some changes this year, including the purchase of a service that helps locate defendants whose fines that have not been collected.
As a result, about $19,000 in old fines were recovered through the courts in 2013, pulled from 1,420 searches.
The utility services department generated roughly 4,850 utility bills each month last year, when e-mail billing was introduced.
The community development department highlighted new construction in Riverton, including the Central Wyoming College Health and Science building and a remodel of the CWC food court. Security projects also took place at Jackson and Rendezvous elementary schools, and work continued on the Wind River Job Corps and the business park at Riverton Regional Airport.
Fewer commercial permits were issued in 2013 than in 2012, but city administrator Steven Weaver said the valuation of the construction was higher.
The Riverton Police Department placed 2,055 individuals under arrest in 2013 and took 1,673 into custody, including transports to the Center of Hope alcohol detoxification clinic. Weaver said the department also created a new child welfare investigator position to serve as a bridge between the Wyoming Department of Family Services and similar agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Fleet, yard waste
The public services department currently includes more than 250 pieces of equipment in its fleet division.
The department collected more than 3 million pounds of yard waste in 2013 in addition to 1,647 curbside recycling bins.
Sewer and water
Sewer mains encompassing six miles were cleaned and jetted last year, and Riverton's sewer treatment plant treated 634 million gallons of water.
The city's water treatment plant did not receive any violation notices from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013; the facility treated 366 million gallons of water between May and September.