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HV Lawmaker Wants State Funds To Cover Local Snow Removal Costs

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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley wants to see some state funds go toward snow removal costs for municipalities.

State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, says towns and villages in his district, in Rockland and Westchester Counties, are over budget or at the limit when it comes to paying for snow removal. Carlucci says he will advocate for funding within the state budget to help offset the major costs incurred by towns and villages during one of the snowiest winters in state history. He says snow removal, salting, sanding, and pothole repair have added from $10,000 to $50,000 in additional costs to municipal budgets. Westchester’s Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly says her town has spent all of its salt budgets and overtime costs, and there is still October, November and December to worry about.

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