Morning Meeting: Clearing Snow Gets Costly

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 9:49 am
By: Karen Sherman
Comment | Trackback Bookmark and Share

Just when we thought we were in the clear, winter returns. I sure hope you enjoyed the mini heat wave while it lasted. It gave plows and snow removal budgets a break, but even that was short lived. Our Shawn Neisteadt is off to Dell Rapids to show you how all the snow we’ve had this winter is impacting small town budgets.

Plus, crews in Sioux Falls have had to work to clear streets every holiday since Thanksgiving. How’s that for timing? Nicole Winters is looking into the impact on the city’s checkbook.

When you notice your personal budget is getting thin, how do you handle it? Do you try to stretch the money you have, or cut out expenses that you can do without? Minnehaha County’s budget is struggling. At this morning’s meeting commissioners are discussing how to handle a massive shortfall. David Brown is there and will have more on what they decide.

And what have you found is the easiest way to get rid of the sheet of ice on your driveway and sidewalks? I have a neighbor who has a snow plow buisiness and says it’s been difficult for him to clear driveways.  Let us know what’s working best for you on our KELOLAND Facebook page.  Then later today, Jon Wilson will show you what tools might work best.

Leave a Reply