Marshfield: Officials increase snow and ice spending to make up deficit

The Marshfield Board of Selectmen met Monday night and voted to increase the deficit spending for last winter’s snow and ice budget

Marshfield started with $400,000 in the snow and ice budget, but selectmen have voted to add an additional $200,000 for a total of $600,000 to cover the blizzard and the other tough storms the town endured last winter.

Selectmen Chair Matt McDonough said, “We discussed a request from the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, Tom Reynolds and essentially he was letting us know that we had spent into deficit this year and in order to increase the snow and ice budget to the necessary $600,000, the board of selectmen had to vote to deficit spend up to $200,000. As our members discussed this evening, we do live in New England and there are up and downs to each season. Last year we actually had a surplus because we had a very mild winter and this year we had a historic, very difficult winter, with the blizzard and other storms”.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.