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Winter woes

Tough winter impacts county, city budgets

February 10, 2014

ESCANABA — This season’s severe winter is taking its toll on snow removal and road maintenance budgets. “We’re not doing real good....

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Feb-11-14 7:26 AM

Shovel your sidewalk.

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Feb-10-14 4:18 PM

Mr Farrell said, "The last two years we've been under budget." To me that means there was a slight surplus of funds carried over into this year - However, I'm sure funds don't work that way, at least not on paper. Funding is $2 million - has it had to be raised over the past three years? Probably not - when they saw a 'surplus' being generated, there was probably a cut generated - Rather short-sighted I would guess. We all know how winters are here - One faction BEGS for more snow, another curses it. I know I paid a much HIGHER electrical bill this past month because of the weather.. The City must be liking that.. I'm sure it'll all wash out in the end.

BTW: Has the Power Plant deal gone through yet?.. LOL!

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Feb-10-14 12:33 PM

First of all I think the plow truck drivers in Delta County do a great job!!! Why is it though Delta County refuses to put the proper amount of salt on our roads?? If you do not think this is true, the next storm we get drive south on Highway M35 towards Menominee. The Delta County side will be ice covered and slippery and when you get into Menominee County the roads are almost bare. The reason for this is the Menominee County Road Commission knows that in order to remove the ice, the roads need to be properly salted!! I talked to one of the plow truck drivers last year and he agreed with me, but he said he does what he is told.I just wonder how many people have been injured or even killed because they do not properly salt our roads??

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