The floods that hit the West End of Butler City and parts of Butler Township in early July will cost the city tens of thousands of dollars and the bills are starting to roll in.
According to Director of Finance Butler City Councilman Mike Walter, so far the city has spent nearly $40,000 on emergency relief and disaster cleanup efforts.
As expected, the largest expenses involved trash removal, as 178 tons of garbage were hauled to the dump. Vogel Disposal Service has submitted bills totaling over $16,000 to the city through the middle of August.
Additional expenses include over $8,000 in overtime for the fire department, over $2,000 in overtime from city public works employees, and nearly $10,000 to Gateway Engineers for assessing damage and managing cleanup.