The 2013 winter season has taken quite the financial toll on the town of Windsor, according to Town Manager Peter Souza, who said Wednesday all funds budgeted for storm cleanup this year have been exhausted.
According to Souza, the town has spent roughly $296,000 of the $300,000 cleanup budget to date.
The hope, Souza said, is the town will be reimbursed for a portion of the money spent.
Souza said he's hoping to receive $92,000 from FEMA for money spent responding to February's blizzard, which represents "75 percent of eligible expenses over a 48-hour period."
However, Souza added, should FEMA help be extended to cover expenses over a 72-hour period, the town could receive as much as $125,000 in reimbursement funds.
While spring officially began Wednesday, thermometers across town tell a different story. Wintry weather has yet to leave the region, and Windsor could wind up having to go well beyond its budget to afford the clean up.
Should that happen, available savings from the department of public works budget would be used. If there aren't enough savings to cover expenses, the town council would have to vote to transfer funds from another department with available savings or from the general fund reserve, according to Souza.
In either scenario, the upcoming fiscal year should not be impacted, Souza said.