Mild winter translates into money in the bank for Yorktown taxpayersPosted: Updated:
For businesses that depend on winter?s wrath to make money, this season has not been good. However, for taxpayers in Yorktown, the mild weather could translate into money in the bank.
Yorktown Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo spent $400,000 for tons of salt to keep the town's roads open this winter. But without any snow so far, the salt may be saved for another year. DiBartolo has also been able to save money because he does not have to pay overtime to have crews on the road plowing and salting. And because winter weather is a major cause of potholes, DiBartolo says there are fewer road repairs to make, once again saving on labor and supplies.
DiBartolo says with the money saved, the highway department will be able to do more road repair work in the summer. Although he cautions the winter season is far from over.