It's all in the budget. When we had the big ice storm a couple years ago they didn't have enough sand. Now they have too much. As a rule every dollar you give to the Government they find a way to spend 125% of it and then say they need to raise taxes again.The winter is the only time the DPW gets overtime. This is nothing new. Good for them.
It's the private contractors that are being paid $80 per hour that need to be reviewed. They don't even drop their plows onto the street so they won't have to replace the plow after a season thus leaving the streets with snow moguls.
Think about it. We spend trillions of dollars on new tanks, aircraft carriers and jets every year and we're not really at war with anyone so they make wars up in Africa.