BOONE, Iowa—It’s not a surprise, as mild as the winter was last year, but this year, the City of Boone has already spent more on snow removal than last year and with the anticipated storm this week, will probably surpass the amount for the 2011 Fiscal Year. Public Works Director John Rouse told the City Council Monday that the cost of moving snow for the December storm was over $25,000. That is still short of the amount during a storm in the 2010 Fiscal Year that cost over $32,000. Rouse has only been on the job since the 2010 Fiscal Year and says the snow ordinance has helped a lot with holding down the costs. He says snowplow operators are able to quickly remove snow without having to deal with cars on city streets. Rouse suggested that residents that usually park on the streets plan now where to park to avoid getting a vehicle towed during snow removal.