June 15, 2014 2:22 pm
Updated: June 15, 2014 3:45 pm

City snow removal budget not enough to cover this winter

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

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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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