BOONE, Iowa—The arrival of spring sometimes signals the end of the snow removal season, but then Mother Nature doesn’t really read the calendar. Boone Public Works Director John Rouse has been keeping track of snow removal costs and without including the last couple of events this month, over $76,000 has been spent on snow removal and sanding this fiscal year. That compares to more than $49,000 last fiscal year and over $67,000 the in fiscal year 2011. It’s still well short of the nearly $133,000 spent in fiscal year 2010. That season, December of 2009 through March of 2010 had nearly 56″ of snow. The following season dropped to 33.4″ and of course December 2011 to March of 2012 had less than 12″ of snow. At this point, last December til now, just over 38″ of snow has been recorded at McHose Park. The calculations for snow removal include time, overtime, fuel, materials like sand and salt and so on.