Kent County Road Commission winter maintenance budget reached
Patrick Center January 29, 2014 | WGVU The Kent County Road Commission is keeping an eye on its salt supply. As of today, head of maintenance Jerry Byrne says there’s about a third of the season supply remaining in its domes.
“We’re comfortable with what we have left to use for the winter. If it snows until April I may have a different story but right now we’re very comfortable with what we have available.”
Ditto for sand. If the county needs more it has plenty of suppliers.Still it comes at a cost.
The salt and the sand are a part of the budget. So too the men and women behind the wheel of some 80 county plows working 12 hour shifts and overtime. Byrne tells us Kent County has spent its winter maintenance allotment.
“But our budget runs for 12 months it runs from October through September so it’s a year round budget. We’re going to look at it we may have to adjust it. We may have to look at possibly using some fund balance to cover it but we’re not overly concerned at this time. We’re cautious, we’re watching it but by no means are we looking at reducing levels of service. We’re not looking at cutting summer projects yet.”
Byrne tells us the board will evaluate the situation in March and evaluate the budget at that time.
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