(Atlantic) Cass County Engineer Charles Marker tells KSOM/KS95.7 news that the lack of snow so far this year has helped the engineer’s office focus on other areas of need
“We put in 40 hours per week regardless of what the weather is. If the weather is nice we cleaning out road ditches, blading the road, pushing trees out of fence rows, there is always something to do, we never seem to run out of that.”
The other benefit is the money the department saves from not having to pay employees overtime, but Marker says the savings may not be as much as you might guess.
"So far this year there isn't alot of overtime and even though we have saved on the material we would have used it is offset by equipment operatoins or material that is put in."
Marker adds that the lack of rain throughout the year has also allowed for more time to work on road ditches.