June 15, 2014 2:22 pm

City snow removal budget not enough to cover this winter

The city will ask for more money to cover snow removal this year.

The city will need more money for snow removal to battle blizzards this year.

A report on snow and ice control will go before council members Wednesday.

The city spent just over $31 million on snow removal since January and there is only $2.5 million to last the rest of the year.

A reserve fund is available worth $4.1 million, but the report says it might not be enough to cover snow removal until December.

The roads maintenance department is asking that council allow it to overspend by $6 million.

$26 million in capital funding is also required for snow storage sites.

A temporary site was set up, after a record breaking year for snowfall.

 

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