Latest Storm Cleanup Operation Cost Lakewood DPW Approximately $120,000

John Franklin Public works_wmLakewood sure took a beating during the latest snowstorm, almost completely demobilizing the town. TLS spoke with the Department of Public Works Head, John Franklin to find out just how much the massive cleanup operation cost the Department, and how much material was used during the cleanup. According to Mr. Franklin, the cleanup cost the Department approximately $120,000. That price included 400 tons of sand, 600 tons of salt and 2,500 gallons of Calcium Chloride, which is mixed into the salt/sand component. What has not been included in the above cost, was the plow vehicles damaged during the cleanup. Several of the approximately 35 plow trucks were extensively damaged as a result of the heavy snow. Some of the damages included dents, broken plows and burnt transmissions.

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  1. I happend to be in Baltimore the day of the storm… where they had little to no clean up. I’d suggest you ask people there what they thought. $120K was worth every cent. Stop complaining!

  2. I spend $950 plus a month in property taxes. If you figure 4,000 homeowners I spent $30. Finally got something (very little, my neighborhood was terrible until yesterday) for my money.

  3. What do you write it cost lakewood dpw $120,000 ? the correct title should be it cost lakewood tax payers $120,000. Maybe with Mr. Christie he can combine lakewood township with another town.our taxes would go down

  4. Why are we discussing final numbers when the cleanup isn’t even half done? Many many street are still very narrow – have been reduced to the width of one lane due to the snow on both sides. I understand that initially they only had time to make one run down each street, but we haven’t seen or heard from them since. Why didn’t they come back to finish the job? Don’t start giving the old excuses about cars parke in the way, or they don’t want to block everyones driveways again (such tzadikim), or start blogging back about that we are all a bunch of whiners, etc. There is no other city, town or village in this country that would get away with this kind of shabby business. Why do we let them keep on getting away with these things?

  5. Yea lets spend all this money for people who aren’t thankful and cannot drive worth anything even on a summer day! All at the same time ruining our wildlife!!!

  6. I was in flatbush and manhattan where it snowed much less and the streets were in much worse shape than lakewood.and this was on monday 5 days after the storm We need to understand that its not possible to do a perfect job but the streets are very drivable.

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