This is becoming an expensive year for snow removal in the city of Janesville. City Operations Director John Whitcomb isn't a big fan of ice storms like we had about a week ago. He says it was one of the worst he's ever seen, and it consumed a lot of personel hours and resources. Whitcomb says the impact of the recent storms isn't helping the budget. Whitcomb requested an additional $300,000 from the city council early in the fall to cover anticipated costs of upcoming storms. He says the additional funds may have already been used. The city originally budgeted $1.2 million this year.