Mild winter saves McDonough money, but road challenges loom

McDONOUGH – The Town of McDonough is off to a good start for taxpayers in 2012, thanks in part to money saved on highway expenses due to a mild winter – but the money saved won’tbe enough to repair town roads.

McDonough managed to save on road maintenance, labor, fuel costs and equipment this year, said Town Supervisor Arrington Canor on Monday. All this, he added, is working in favor of a community where a majority of the population is relying on a fixed income.

“It’s a great year for us and it’s saving us a lot of money ... If it doesn’t snow, we’ll be way ahead of the game,” Canor stated.

All this is more than welcome news as increasing costs and a tighter budget continually present new challenges, Canor added. While deteriorating roads in the township are in need of repair, not much can be done to them because the current economic state of the town is too poor, despite money saved this winter, he said.

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