Paterson spent almost $179,000 to clear roadways in recent snowstorm

The city spent $178,715 on mostly outside contractors and public works employees to clear the roadways in the mid-March snowstorm – called the biggest snowfall of the season, according to a report mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration provided to council members. Much of the money — $105,500 — was spent on four outside contractors, according to the report. The city paid $26,756 to its employees and spent $33,846 on salt. It spent $5,651 on fuel. Police collected $4,747 and the Office of Emergency Management under the fire department spent $2,715 in the snowstorm on mechanics overtime, vehicle repairs, and other expenses.

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Source: Paterson Times

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