Tree removal, storm sewer cut into Clarksville city funds for 2014 FY
The June 16windstorm came when city officials were wrapping up year-end finances for June 30.
To accommodate storm cleanup expenses, the city had to split the $60,000 cost of tree removal into two fiscal years. City clerk Larry Betts allocated $20,000 of the bill for June, with the remaining $40,000 pushed into July expenditures for the beginning of fiscal year 2015.
ArborPro Tree Service of Fort Dodge cost the city $53,000 for removing and trimming trees in the right-of-way, with two other tree service companies costing around $7,000 for smaller work areas.
Read full story in the July 17 Clarksville Star.