The City of Kirksville says at the pace it’s going, the winter of 2013-2014 may be among the least-expensive in terms of what they spend to keep streets cleaned and plowed. So far, the city has spent about $100,000 contending with winter’s snow and ice, with Public Works plowing 26 inches of snow off more than 7,800 total miles. They have 240 lane miles to clear, each pass through the city. With about a month left in the winter season, Public Works crews are ready for spring after a snow season that has been heavy on plowing and labor hours but lighter on snow hauling, in comparison to last year. So far, as of mid-February, Public Works has spent about $73,000 in plowing man hours and materials, compared to the entirety of the 2012-13 plowing season’s cost of about $100,000. Last ear the snow came during the week, this year it has been more on the weekends, leading to higher overtime costs. As recently as 2010, the city spent almost four times as much as it has so far.