How Much Money has Plymouth Spent on Snow Removal?
With 46 inches of snow (so far) this winter, the Plymouth DPW has been busy keeping roads and municipal parking lots clear.
As of Wednesday, the town has spent approximately $1,040,539, that's more than double the original budget of $435,000, according to Director of Public Works Jonathan Beder.
"We have responded to 18 events this year with a total snowfall thus far of 46 inches," Beder said.
That was before today's snow of course.
Director of Finance Lynne Barrett told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday that her department has asked the Department of Revenue to aproval for expenditures related to the Blizzard of 2013.
"There are several departments that incurred expenses relted to providing services for teh storm that were unrelated to snow and ice remobal and clean up; they included costs incurred to provide the shelter, debris removal, fiber network restoral, just to name a few," Barrett wrote.
The total cost of the snow storm are being added up and will be reported to state and federal emergency management agencies for potential reimbursement. However, the process takes time and reimbursement isn't guaranteed, according to Barrett.