City taps into rainy day funds after harsh winter

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The city of West Lafayette is preparing to financially recover from the harsh winter.

City council will vote on Monday to transfer money from the Rainy Day Fund to the 2014 budget. Mayor John Dennis said between materials like salt and sand, overtime, equipment repairs and potholes, the winter was costly one. He said the city will transfer about $350,000 to help recover the budget.

“It’s significant, but it isn’t significant compared to the fact that we had seven weeks in a row that we had to pay in overtime. Then we look at some of the damage that happened to the equipment just because of the excessive use, it’s a fair amount,” said Dennis.

As News 18 has already reported, because of the first flooding incident at city hall in January, a company had to come in to check some walls and make sure carpet was dry. The council will vote to submit a claim to the insurance company for repayment. This is separate from the ongoing work on the mold problem that was discovered after the second flooding incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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