Snow’s Financial Impact on City

The more than eight inches of snow that fell on Naperville during the recent storm kept city employees working around the clock to keep roadways safe for residents, but that safety came with a price tag.

The city paid out about $90,000 in overtime costs for plow drivers and around $40,000 to pay contractors.

Drivers had to work 12-hour shifts around the clock to keep the roads clear, in preparation for the sub-zero temperatures.

City workers also dropped between 500 and 600 tons of salt on area roadways.

The good news is the city had about 14,000 tons left from last year so they’ve only purchased about 15% of the salt they budgeted for this fiscal year.

The department of public works could buy up to 12,000 more tons this winter and still stay in budget.

The storm also took a toll the Naperville Park District’s. They refunded almost 24-hundred dollars for canceled classes and programs that won’t be rescheduled.

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