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Council OKs snow funds


Approves spending on school project


February 08, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE — An additional $100,000 for the snow and ice removal budget was approved at the Town Council meeting Monday, Feb. 7.

Due to the unprecedented amount of snow the town has already received this winter, the town is close to exceeding its budget. The council voted that it would have to approve every $100,000 added to the budget for the rest of the season.

Councilor Larry McDonald asked Town Manager Christopher Clark if the town could qualify for state funding for additional clearing Monday night. Clark replied that it would not, as certain areas of the Commonwealth have been considered disaster areas and would then be receiving state funds put aside for dire situations.

The council also approved an amendment to allow $42,578,478 to the total of $59,407,632 for athletic field work on the new high school.

"A lot of the money is for site work that needs to be done," said Clark. "For steel and concrete work for the foundation. This portion of the project for some of the buildings themselves, as well as the fields."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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