Dayton puts $1 million price tag on cost of winter

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton city leaders have put a pricey price tag on the cost of this winter.

City Manager Tim Riordan estimates it will cost at least $1 million  for salt, snow removal, overtime, truck repairs and to fill potholes.  This is double the amount the city paid in 2013.

“We had some of this money already budgeted,” said Riordan.  “We will use our street maintenance or general fund, which comes from taxpayer dollars, to pay for this.”

When asked, Riordan said he doesn’t anticipate having to cut funding from something else, as result.

“We have a little bit of flexible money, so I don’t anticipate anything suffering at this point in time,” said Riordan.

Dayton’s public works director Fred Stovall told Dayton city commissioners Wednesday he had 17 crews out, filling potholes.  Wednesday was the first day crews were able to patch potholes on residential streets.

You can now report a pothole using your iPhone or iPad by downloading a free app called Dayton Delivers.

“We have been working on this app for about a year,” said Riordan.

Simply enter the location of the pothole, submit the information and crews will come fill the pothole.

You can also contact the city’s call center by calling (937) 333-4800. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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