Lack of snow adds up for Burr Ridge
Updated: February 19, 2013 12:00PM
BURR RIDGE — Public Works Director Paul May said it’s been nearly a year since village snow plows were put to work.
“The last time our blades were down was in February,” May said.
He estimates the lack of snow last winter and so far this winter has shaved between $70,000 and $100,000 from the village’s snow-removal costs. Those savings come in the form of salt, fuel and overtime.
“We have most of our salt left from last year,” May said.
That, combined with the 960 tons expected to be delivered this year, will create quite a stockpile if this winter remains mild.
“It will certainly cut the amount that we have to buy for next year,” May said.
Public Works employees are finding plenty to do with the hours they’re not spending plowing and salting streets.
Crews have been trimming trees, performing maintenance on village vehicles and picking up litter along village streets.
“We certainly have plenty to do,” May said.