How Much Money Has Attleboro Spent on Snow Cleanup This Year?

Attleboro has exceeded the $77,500 it has budgeted for snow removal this year.

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Attleboro Department of Public Works trucks will likely be out and about again Saturday in the midst of rain and snow making sure city roads are clear and dry.

As of Friday, Attleboro has spent $365,267.96 on snow removal, according to Department of Public Works Superintendent John Clover. The number exceeds the $77,500 the city had budgeted by $287,767.96.

Snow removal is the one line item that, by state law, can be exceeded in municipal budgets. Because of the unpredictability of the winter season, many cities and towns tend to deficit spend and make up the difference later in the year or in the following year's budget.

Clover said budgeting more money would mean sacrificing from other departmental budgets that can't deficit spend.

According to Clover, $82,223 has been spent on overtime payments and $105,125 has been spent on outside services.

As far as equipment: Attleboro has spent $28,029 on supplies. The city has also spent $137,671 on salt and $12,218 on sand.

Ali January 18, 2014 at 02:10 PM
I call shenanigans. We've had two snowstorms and Attleboro did a horrid job "cleaning" up after them both times.
Derek Duchemin January 19, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Yes I agree.
paul January 19, 2014 at 10:43 AM
What a joke! 82K in overtime exceeds the whole snow budget. I've seen trucks spreading sand with other trucks following up an hour later by pushing the sand onto peoples lawns.


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