Snow causes financial burdens for NJ towns

PERTH AMBOY - Many New Jersey towns are facing financial burdens after spending much of the funds allocated for snow removal during the recent storms. Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz says the city budgeted $250,000 for snow cleanup this year. Diaz says the recent snow and state budget cuts to municipalities are somewhat of a "perfect storm."

Neighboring Woodbridge has spent about a third of the $700,000 that the town budgeted for snow removal. A town spokesman says another major snowstorm would wipe those funds out.

There could be some relief for towns that have burned their snow removal budgets. Acting Gov. Steve Sweeney had declared a state of emergency during last month's blizzard, which could qualify some towns in New Jersey for help from Washington, D.C.

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