Public Works Snow Removal Operations Report - March 31, 2014

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City of Evanston Public Works Snow Removal Operations Report - March 31, 2014.

City of Evanston Public Works Snow Removal Operations Report - March 31, 2014.

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  • 1. Public Works Snow Removal Operations Report March 31, 2014
  • 2. 2 STORM CHARACTERISTICS • Major Snow Events – Dec.31st to January 2nd • 14 inches of snow with minor drifting • Snow Emergency and Route Ban January 2nd and 3rd – January 4th and 5th • 12.5 inches of snow with major drifting followed by sub-zero temperatures – January 21st to January 23rd • Over 10 inches of accumulated snow with limited melting • Snow Emergency and Route Ban January 22nd and 23rd – February 5th to February 7th • Over 11 inches of accumulated snow with limited melting • Snow Emergency and Route Ban February 6th and 7th
  • 3. WE BROKE THE RECORD ! 3 90.9 inches 3-25-14 Previous record was 89 inches in 1978-79 SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD
  • 4. 4 2014 BUDGET IMPLICATIONS Account 2014 Budgeted Amount Spent to Date Remaining Balance Snow Overtime $275,000 $659,147 $384,147.33 Materials $350,000 $318,156 $31,843.85 Towing $60,000 $114,660 $54,660.00 Equipment Rental $95,719 $95,718.75 Misc. Costs* $110,036 $110,036.00 Total $685,000 $1,297,718 $612,718.23 Miscellaneous costs include overtime and materials for tree removals, pothole repairs and fuel
  • 5. 5 Blizzard vs. Polar Vortex Blizzard 10/11 Polar Vortex 13/14 Overtime $423,923 $722,722 Material (salt) $254,518 $456,470 Equip. Rental $113,098 $95,719 Towing $75,120 $114,660 Misc. Costs $59,086 $90,336 Total $925,745 $1,479,907 Accumulation 58.2 90.9 Cost per inch $15,906.27 $16,280.61 Production of our own salt brine coupled with two brine trucks resulted in less salt usage and overtime to battle the 90 inches of snow.
  • 6. Community Snow Talk 2014 6 Help Public Works Work Better…. Snow parking notifications Snow parking restrictions Snow removal operations Additional services Log on to the city’s website at www.cityofevanston.org/snowsurvey complete the survey from now until April 30, 2014