City Of Boston’s Snow Removal Budget Has $15M Surplus… For Now

BOSTON (CBS) – So far this season, Boston has seen just 7.8 inches of snow.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

The city’s Department of Public Works has spent just $1.5 million in snow removal for the entire season, which is way below the $17.1 million allotted for snow removal this year.

Last winter, the DPW went way over their projected snow removal budget. DPW commissioner Joanne Massaro said she’s happy to see things change.

“(I’m) pleasantly surprised. Last year was unexpected, in that way, and it was my first full year as commissioner, so it was quite a beginning for me. So, I’m thankful for having a light winter,” said Massaro.

She said the DPW doesn’t get to keep the leftover money in the snow budget.

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“It’s not mine to spend, so if we don’t spend it, it goes back into the general fund as a surplus for the year,” said Massaro.


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