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The Cost of the NHP Village Snow Removal

All roads plowed by the Village were considered primary, Deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro said.

After the board meeting, Deputy Mayor Lofaro noted that the Village spent $17,000 of the $20,000 2010 budget set aside for snow removal on this one snow storm.

Department of Public Works Superintendent Tom Gannon Gannon estimated during the Village board meeting that between 500 and 700 yards of snow were carted out of the area from this snow storm. There were more than 20 DPW members who , Gannon said. They sanded at 11 a.m. to get a base coat before the snow and then the plowing started at 3 p.m. and ran through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, he said. There were about 10 plows out in the snow.

Gannon was up that whole Monday night and the crew came in at 3 a.m. Tuesday to clear the snow shoveled into the roads.

"Every single street in the Village was plowed by the morning after the snowstorm, including dead ends," Deputy Mayor Robert Lofaro said during the board meeting. "We don't have tertiary or secondary roads; all of our roads are primary."

Not every street was perfect though, noted Lofaro. "I can't say that we were completely curb to curb with Jericho Turnpike which was done by the state and the County did New Hyde Park Road," he said.

A resident complained about a private company's bin helping to cause a pileup of snow on the block of South 4th Street and Second Avenue. This situation also caused damaged to a fence near the . Lofaro explained that the fence is Long Island Railroad property, so they have to be involved with the Village in going after the company that caused the damage.

Trustee Richard Coppola passed along a note from the saying that if anyone has a fire hydrant near your home, please dig it out from the snow. Coppola added that people should also check their fire and carbon monoxide detectors.


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