Carmen F. Amato suggested this week that FEMA should help pay for snow removal costs that have exceeded a half-million dollars.Berkeley Mayor
Amato said the township should encourage lawmakers to push FEMA to help defray $550,000 in costs.
He said paying for the snow removal could cost Berkeley "a penny" more on the tax rate.
"If you put all the snow storms together, they would costs $500,000," he said at Monday's council meeting, noting that a disaster of such financial magnitude "would qualify for FEMA money."
Many of these same homeowners continue to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Amato said those homeowners, as well as the township, could use assistance.
"The township is looking for any grant opportunities," he said.