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City of Cudahy NOT out of salt

Feb. 3, 2014

This communication is to update residents regarding the amount of road salt the City of Cudahy currently has available, as misinformation is spreading throughout our community. Contrary to what you have heard, the City of Cudahy is NOT out of salt. However, the pile is dwindling as it is for other county and local agencies. As a matter of fact, due to proper calibration of equipment and other techniques used by the men and women of our Department of Public Works, we are in better shape than most communities.

The city contracts in May of each year for our salt purchases. This purchase is based on budget and past consumption over a 10-year period as well as looking at projections for the upcoming winter. The city contracts for around 2,000 tons of salt per winter season. The City has a storage facility which handles about 500 tons. During a typical winter, the City utilizes around 1,500 to 1,600 tons of salt. We take delivery of our remaining salt supply by April 15th to avoid a hefty monthly storage fee.

From December 1, 2013 through January 27, 2014, the Cudahy Department of Public Works has utilized about 1,600 tons of salt. While we are taking in our reserve amounts, we have been trying to conserve while continuing to look at available sources for the purchase of additional salt. Other communities and Counties are in the same situation. As government entities; we work together and communicate regularly to find additional supplies.

The amount of salt utilized and available has been, and will continue to be, monitored by my office and the Management Team of the Department of Public Works. First and foremost, we want to ensure the safety of our resident, and all who pass through our community. However, we have to live with the reality of the situation and take alternative measurers during this harsh winter.

As we move forward through this winter, we will continue to apply “best management practices” in the application of salt. We have, and will continue to use, sand & salt mixtures to help us get through the next 6 to 8 weeks of winter.

Respectfully,


John R. Hohenfeldt
Mayor

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