Salty savings for local gov’ts

Temperate winter means moneys saved and productive off season

— Kohout said Scotia has also been able to work on projects normally done after winter. He said the village was able to repair most of the flood damage it received during Tropical Storm Irene, so the normal spring workload wouldn’t be delayed.

“If it was bitter cold and no snow we would be very limited on what we could do outside,” he said. “The winter has been helpful because a lot of the stuff we have been able do over the winter would have taken place during early spring on top of the normal park maintenance.”

Longo still remained cautious to declare the winter officially over yet.

“I have been here for 38 years and I have plowed snow in April,” he said.

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