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Mother Nature Saves Coeur d'Alene Money

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - Very little snow in the area is saving Coeur d'Alene a nice chunk of change.

     So far, crews have only had to plow the entire city twice. Compare that to seven times by this time last year, in addition to the fuel and overhead costs and the savings are noticeable.

     Fuel cost so far is about $2,400. This time last year the cost was about $9,500.

     The city spent more than $41,000 on snow removal this time last year.

     Right now they've spent less than $20,000. That amounts to about a 60% savings from last year.

     All the money that is budgeted and not used in the snow removal season goes back in to a general fund to offset expenses later in the year.

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