With yet another snow storm predicted even though the calendar said it is spring March 20, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice took time during a Board of Selectmen meeting March 19 to thank the town’s public works crews for their response to a fierce nor’easter that she said did more damage to trees than Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“Everyone did a terrific job,” Vanderslice said, and other selectmen agreed.

The cost of cleaning up will be expensive for the town, Vanderslice said. In addition to the work done by town employees, the town also had to hire contractors to help with the tree work.

As for what to do with the debris, the town is not taking storm debris at the transfer station, nor is it arranging any pickups, Vanderslice said. The town collected debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy but that was because it was reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The nor’easter of March would not be, she said.

More information may be found at ile:///Users/rob/Downloads/Board%20of%20Selectmen%20Statement%20on%20Private%20Property%20Debris%20Clean%20Up%20and%20Disposal.pdf

This article has been edited to more accurately reflect the first selectwoman's comments at the Board of Selectmen meeting.