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Hard winter drains Salt Lake Valley snow-removal budgets
Rainy-day funds » Most cities have reserve cash to pay for snow plows, salt and overtime.

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The difference makes it more convenient for the city to borrow money and pay the county back in the new year.

"It depends on the weather condition," Kano said. "If it continues like this, we’re probably going to have to ask for credit."

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Last winter, Holladay spent $110,000 for snow removal, which is less than half of its budget.

In Midvale, Doug Ervin, public-works operations superintendent, said about 90 percent of salt supplies and 50 percent of materials like plow blades had been used as of mid-February.

According to Ervin, the Midvale snowplows only went out for one shift last winter season, but the abundance of snow this year doesn’t strike him as too much.

"I budget the same for a normal winter, and I believe this year is just a normal winter," Ervin said. "We live in Utah, and we’re supposed to get this many inches of snow."


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