County overtime costs soar

It has taken about 400 more tons of salt, and thousands more in overtime costs to keep Hancock County’s roadways clear of snow and ice this winter, compared to last year.
County Engineer Christopher Long said about 1,900 tons of salt was left over from last year, and his office ordered another 1,000 tons of salt this winter. The county paid $41,800 for the additional salt.
County snowplow drivers have been paid a total of 3,720 overtime hours so far this winter, at a cost of $94,300.
Last winter, drivers were paid 585 overtime hours at a cost of $19,600.

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