Oneida Co. provides additional snow plow reimbursements due to harsh winters

Local municipalities that have snow plow contracts with Oneida County are receiving extra reimbursements due to the harsh weather conditions of the past two winters.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 5:12 PM
Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 5:27 PM

Local municipalities that have snow plow contracts with Oneida County are receiving extra reimbursements due to the harsh weather conditions of the past two winters, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced Tuesday.

According to Picente, the county’s Department of Public Works found that heavy snow storms from 2016-17 and 2017-18 resulted in higher-than-average costs for the 27 municipalities that are contracted to remove snow and ice from county roads. To help offset the costs, the county is making a one-time additional payment of $200 per mile, for a total of $114,938.

The additional funding is coming from unanticipated revenue from Oneida County’s Consolidated Highway Aid Fund, according to Picente. The original two-year contract between Oneida County and the 27 municipalities pays the municipalities $6,000 per mile, for nearly 575 miles total.

“We have built a strong financial base in our county, and with it, have accumulated a budget surplus for the past two years,” Picente said in a news release. “This responsible approach has allowed us the flexibility to react to unforeseen circumstances as they arise. These past two winters have been unforgiving to communities throughout the county and have put added stresses on our municipalities. I am happy that along with the Board of Legislators, we are able to reduce the financial burden that has been placed on our partners who contract with us to remove the snow and ice from our roads and keep our residents safe.”

The full list of mileage and additional money for the 27 municipalities includes:

Annsville – Miles: 17.90; Additional Money: $3,580
Ava – Miles: 16.07; Additional Money: $3,214
Boonville – Miles: 17.99; Additional Money: $3,598
Bridgewater – Miles: 13.50; Additional Money: $2,700
Camden – Miles: 25.49; Additional Money: $5,098
Deerfiled – Miles: 17.46; Additional Money: $3,492
Florence – Miles: 8.87; Additional Money: $1,774
Floyd – Miles: 30.69; Additional Money: $6,138
Forestport – Miles: 15.91; Additional Money: $3,182
Kirkland – Miles: 26.43; Additional Money: $5,286
Lee – Miles: 23.42; Additional Money: $4,684
Marcy – Miles: 33.84; Additional Money: $6,768
Marshall – Miles: 15.18; Additional Money: $3,036
New Hartford – Miles: 20.19; Additional Money: $4,038
Paris – Miles: 28.20; Additional Money: $5,640
Remsen – Miles: 21.86; Additional Money: $4,372
Rome – Miles: 15.01; Additional Money: $3,002
Sangerfield – Miles: 15.47; Additional Money: $3,094
Sherrill – Miles: 1.01; Additional Money: $202
Steuben – Miles: 23.30; Additional Money: $4,660
Trenton – Miles: 29.42; Additional Money: $5,884
Vernon – Miles: 25.30; Additional Money: $5,060
Verona – Miles: 30.45; Additional Money: $6,090
Vienna – Miles: 20.34; Additional Money: $4,068
Western – Miles: 16.52; Additional Money: $3,304
Westmoreland – Miles: 35.21; Additional Money: $7,042
Whitestown – Miles: 29.66; Additional Money: $5,932

TOTAL – Miles: 574.69; Additional Money: $114,938

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