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Lack of Snow Leads to Savings in Brick

Council will have to decide what to do with left over cash next year

A winter season that only dropped 2.7 inches of snow on the township has left Brick's coffers stuffed with an extra $300,000.

Barring a spring snow storm, the township will carry the balance to next fall. Then, next January – if the money has not been used in the event of a fall storm – the township council will have to decide what to do with any unused cash.

"We could take the money that we allocated toward snow removal and put that in the snow removal trust fund," said Business Administrator Scott Pezarras. "That would be my suggestion."

The township is now maintaining a special fund to be used in snow emergencies.

Pezarras said despite the lack of snowfall this winter, crews did dispense brine, salt and sand on township roads on a number of occasions. In all, the township spent $500,000 this winter, though a sizable portion of that amount was for stockpiles of brine and salt solution that can be saved until next winter.

"We stockpiled some salt so won't have to buy it again," Pezarras said.

If there's one bit of advice Pezarras could give to the township council, it would be to warn against spending the remainder of the money before the end of the year.

"Remember that one storm December 26?" he asked, referring to the .

Scott Pezarras March 24, 2012 at 01:06 AM
BW You can OPRA a copy of the roster for 2012, but overtime will not be reflected in that document. You have to go off historical budget expenditures for that figure. Also any grants or capital chargebacks (work that is capital in nature), or charges to escrow accounts will make these numbers appear skewed. You can call my office for further clairification. My number is 732-262-1050.
joe g March 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
joe, ive gotten quotes for private pickup it ranges between 375 and 450 with no ceiling in the futur this mayor has such nerve to act like they are doing us a favor for a a measly 245 a year tax savings i care about the future of brick and im disgusted hoqw things are being run november cant come fast enugh for the 3 amigos.
Betty Ann May 03, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Pulling snow money from the winter to help decrease the budget? What are we going to do when we need the beaches cleaned up from the hurricanes NOAAH is predicting this summer?
Betty Ann May 03, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Well,now I see that Birdsall is being investigated once again. Isn't that where Scott McFaddon went? But, I'm sure all will be cleared up. After reading today's article, I didn't know that they've been in business since 1919, and Brick's municipal eng ineering firm for Brick for 15 years.
Betty Ann May 03, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I hope that our comments are kept to a reasonable level of facts and comments to those facts. I wouldn't want my name smeared all over this website.

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