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Gas prices: Municipalities feeling the burn, which could bite taxpayers in coming months

The price of gas has skyrocketed. But it’s not only everyday customers feeling pain at the pump.

Municipalities across the state and U.S. are also feeling the numbers crunch.


Some municipalities are preparing for increased budget needs as the price of gas continues to rise.

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“Who knows, with the continual increase it may affect services where we may even have to double up our operators, taking out as many trucks,” Gates Town Supervisor Cosmo Giunta told 13WHAM-TV.

In theory, as prices continue to rise and exceed $5 per gallon- every community would feel the effects.

“I know we’ve been conscious enough to at least not have these trucks run if they’re not in the vehicle perhaps shut them down perhaps save costs there,” Giunta added.

Still though, it could add up and cost taxpayers more in the coming months.