When it comes to city plow operations, snow isn’t just white, it’s green — that’s green as in the dollars we all pay as taxpayers to take away what mother nature dumps on us. I admit it, I have a bit of an attitude about the white stuff this year. One, because it’s been relentless — and two, because it cost us a lot of cash this year to work around the clock and to lay down salt and to fill gas tanks, etc., etc. I realize snow removal is a very important service, but it’s an expense we have very little control over. Here’s how much money we’re talking.
Here’s a look at how 2007’s number compare with 2006 and 2005:
So not only has the winter of 2007 been hard on everyone state of mind, it’s been hard on the pocketbook as well.