The cost to keep the ice and snow off parking lots is going up. Road salt on the rise, yes the prices are going up more than 50% compared to last season. According to News 5, a water leak affecting the Cargill salt mine has also been a factor and Mortan Salt is having to pick up the slack in supplying the municipalities in Northeast Ohio. Last winter, the average cost was $55.00 per ton, but the average cost for the 2018-19 season has risen to $110.00 per ton; and we at B-Sharp Property Maintenance expect it to increase well beyond that. It is unfortunate that Prices have increased so dramatically; B-Sharp Property Maintenance is and will continue to do everything we can do keep the price as low as possible for our customers. The way we can do this is by buying early to stock pile. We are asking all are current customers to get there Contact in by Sept.15, 2018 to lock in your seasonal price and save on you snow and ice management cost. There are other option we are looking into. One is liquid calcium chloride that would be added to our salt a another option would be to add liquid spray tanks to our trucks and spray brine. Ether one of these ideas would work, its just implementing therm.