Baltimore defers action on payments to contractors until next week.
A total of 75 contractors and other businesses could receive more than $21 million for emergency snow removal and other services during the record storms that hit the Baltimore area in February.
"This was the worst two-day storm in our history," Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake said after a Wednesday meeting of the Board of Estimates. "It required us to use outside resources."
At the meeting, board members deferred action on the payments until next week.
During the snowstorms, city officials put out a call for companies with construction equipment that could assist with snow removal on smaller streets. Five companies stand to receive more than $1 million, including Alabama-based DRC Emergency Services LLC, which could receive the largest payment, just under $2.7 million.
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