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6 Mt. Pulaski Times February 19, 2011 Storage Space Available 500 S. Garden St. Mt. Pulaski Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it will.=. You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic 2417 Protection Permanent Better Than Portables Dave Bassett- John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 792-5593 Public Works Director Mike Patridge summarized the city's cleanup after the February Blizzard. Mike said City Employees have worked through snow- storms that had more snow, but the high winds Feb. 1 through 2 did halt snow- plowing in town. The high winds during the snowfall reduced visibility so much that safety concerns halted the plowing of streets. Mike said that the fire department wa.  notified of emergency numbers to call-in the event  they needed a city snowplow to answer an emergency; for- tunately, no calls came in. Mike reported there wasn't much road salt used, but there was a lot of time spent clearing city streets. The city is joining with other municipalities and town- ships in the county to apply Cre& Orthodontics Discover the reasons our office has become a, !tl n for luality orthodontic treatment in Central Illinois. eaiag beautiful, healthy smiles for children and adults. : 400 N. CHICAGO STREET: LINCOLN: 217-732-1073 for financial reimbursement that may be available for the winter event. Mike estimates that the city will have moved about 375 dump truck loads of snow during this cleanup. The snow has been dumped at the City (Frazier) Park. He added that all city equipment has been going fine and there weren't any mechanical problems. How is the road salt hold- ing out? Mike said two more semi trucks of road salt were to be delivered and that will put the city at 100% of this winter's contract. If needed, the city can take a further delivery of road salt that would put the city at 120% of this winter's contract. If the city takes that delivery, the total amount of road salt will be 9-semi loads for this winter. With the city salt storage building, the city could carryover the salt to next winter. What did the road salt cost this year? M'lke said the city paid $1,600 per semi load this year. If the city has to "max-out" its contract at 120% with additional deliv- eries the total cost will be $14,400. In addition to the road salt, Mike said the city has purchased another pallet of ice melt for the down town sidewalks. A pallet of ice melt costs $Y,100. That puts the total cost this winter at $2,200. As Alderman Pete Howe commented, this is money well spent if it keeps even one person from falling on ice and being hurt. By Mike Lakin Times Photos When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. COWBOY WISDOM