GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Garland started its final round of storm debris collection today. City crews will work through Saturday to remove any storm related debris left near the curb.
After Saturday, residents must arrange to have all the debris removed.
Contractors will continue to assist residents but the cost of debris removal fall on the home owners and their insurance companies.
Garland officials released the following cost estimates for cleanup and other tornado-related expenses from the December 2015 outbreak.
♦ Departmental Costs (personnel and equipment) $129,966.62
♦ Fire Costs (personnel and equipment) $56,925.64
♦ Police (personnel and equipment) $109,363.95
♦ Emergency Operations Center (personnel-estimated) $50,0000.00
♦ Garland Power and Light (personnel/equipment-estimated) $750,000.00
♦ Debris Removal (estimated) $750,000.00
♦ FICA/FICA Medical and Retirement Benefits (for overtime worked) $125,124.98
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