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County costs from latest winter storm over $11k

2/19/14 -- 2:30 p.m.

By: Andrew Carter (WRGA News)

Practice makes perfect, and the response by Floyd County Public Works on the most recent round of winter weather was proof of that, as crews were able to plow and treat roadways in a timely manner.

Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord says the cost associated with the response was mostly on material cost and overtime pay for employees, but lost time was also costly.

“If you look at your lost time, it’s going to be in the $25,000 range,” said McCord. “Actual budget hit will be $10,000 to $11,000 for the first event and just over $11,000 for the second.”

McCord said the budget hit on the storm response will be in the neighborhood of $11,000.

Rome City Manager John Bennett said earlier this week that the total cost of the city’s storm response to be in the range of $10,000 to $12,000 with about $3,000 of that going to overtime pay for employees.