2013-14 winter costing Cincinnati an extra $3.1 million
This was a familiar scene during the 2013-14 winter. File photo
The harsh winter that Cincinnati experienced this past season will cost the city an extra $3.1 million that wasn't budgeted.
Interim City Manager Scott Stiles is asking City Council on Wednesday to approve transferring the money from various funds including the city's general fund to the various department of public services accounts.
In a memo to council, Stiles said the extra money is for personnel expenses such as salaries and overtime and non-personnel expenses such as ice control materials and supplies.
Stiles said the city's public services department based its 2013-14 winter operations budget on a pattern of diminishing snowfall.
Cincinnati set a new record for the number of days with accumulating snow since records began in 1870.