Tough winter saps Warren overtime

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snowarrenIt was an expensive winter.

The Warren Town Council Tuesday night approved the DPW’s request for $20,000 to help cover the department’s overtime costs for the rest of the year. The department’s account is depleted and most of it was used up during the blizzard, though more recent storms haven’t helped. DPW head John Massed said he has applied to the federal government for $37,000 in funds to help cover overtime expenses from the blizzard itself; the $20,000 the council approved Tuesday will help pay overtime costs for the rest of the fiscal year.

“Last year (at budget time) I was saying the numbers could work if we had a decent winter,” Mr. Massed told the council. “The blizzard kind of straightened that out.”

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