The most recent assessment of City costs from the Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 windstorm showed the projected amount at $335,770 but that is not a final estimate.
“It is important to note, these figures are just the clean up efforts,” San Marino City Manager Matt Ballantyne told Patch. “It does not include future tree replacement, trimming, etc. That will be incorporated in future budgets and will take a year or two to complete.”
A third of the costs appear to come from contractor Tree Elements, according to an itemized breakdown of windstorm costs attached to this article.
Thus far, windstorm costs have come out of the City’s reserve, said Ballantyne, but San Marino is one of several local cities who have urged Gov. Brown to help get state funds to pay for the incurred windstorm costs.
Local members of Congress Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) also co-authored a letter to Brown noting that while the county was unable to meet the $50 million threshold for reimbursement through a federal disaster declaration, it may still be possible to get federal funds, Patch previously reported.
A breakdown of wind damage costs from the City as of Jan. 17 is in the PDF attached to this article, which can also be found on the City’s website.
“The figures on the website are a draft, but should be pretty close,” said Ballantyne, adding the figures are expected to be finalized before the Feb. 8 San Marino City Council meeting.
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