It’s been a bad news-good news scenario for the Town of Kap’s snow removal budget. Last year, the town exceeded its budget by about 50 thousand dollars due to several major storms.  General Manager of Public Works Eric Cote says it seems like 2021 is off to a decent start.

“Way less snow, we’re well within out budget,” Cote said. “Actually Spring came around a week, a week in a half earlier than previous years which is great news for those who want to get rid of snow for sure.”

Cote doesn’t think that any late spring storms will affect their bottom line too much.

Cote says a bad winter like what we experienced in 2020 can impact the budget in a negative way.

“So places when we tend to be over budget are when we get these massive snowfalls and you got to bring in equipment to take care of that massive snowfall,” he said. “That’s additional staff, additional men and additional equipment will drive up our costs.”

Some of the winter storms from 2020 include the massive late April event that produced 33 cm of snow in less than 24 hours, and a bad storm two days before Christmas.