- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The central Oregon city of Bend may have to dip into a reserve fund to get its roads cleared in the event of another snowstorm this winter.

The Bend Bulletin reported (https://bit.ly/2kIxAtH) the head of the city’s streets department, David Abbas, plans to ask the City Council on Wednesday for $120,000 to pay private companies to plow snow from Bend’s roads. He’s also seeking $185,000 for plowing at the Bend Municipal Airport and in city parking lots if needed.

The city has already paid private companies $672,000 to plow roads for December and January. That’s about a half million dollars more than initially budgeted for the winter.

Last winter, the city paid only $130,000 for the work.

Record-breaking storms this winter have caused unexpected costs.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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