WARRENTON, Mo. (KMOX) – The mayor of Warrenton said he wants to use taxpayer dollars to put government employees in hotels during severe weather.

Mayor Jerry Dwyer acknowledged that some citizens would initially oppose the idea, but said he’s not comfortable with police officers, snowplow operators and other employees working long hours on little sleep.

Dwyer said during the snow storm earlier this year, the city’s public works director slept in his office rather than take a chance on driving to his home more than 40 miles away.

The Warrenton Board of Alderman is expected to vote on the proposal in February.

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