Snow-related overtime costs Boston $6M for city employees
BOSTON (AP) — Winter has come and gone, but Boston officials are still dealing with the ramifications of the historic snowfall.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1AVhuOc ) data released by the city on Tuesday shows snow-related overtime costs for municipal employees topped $6 million.
Almost half the bill belonged to Public Works Department employees, who were paid $2.9 million for nearly 73,000 hours of overtime. That figure nearly doubles the snow overtime for the two previous winters.
Mayor Martin Walsh’s office says added extra police and fire companies cost the city a combined $2.4 million in overtime for roughly 43,000 hours.
Boston set a record this winter with 110.6 inches of snow. The city has estimated the cleanup cost $40 million. That’s more than double the budgeted $18.5 million.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com