The City of Williams Lake has granted early budget approval for an asphalt recycler/hot box, as the local supplier of asphalt will no longer be producing hot mix.
Councilor and Chair of the Finance Committee Scott Nelson says they’re very supportive of purchasing the $95,000 piece of equipment that will take care of the community’s potholes.
“One of the things that we’ve done is we’ve got our preestablished capital budgets already laid out,” he says.
“So we’ve approved this subject to staff finding a reduction of $95,000 of another item so there’s going to a be a zero percent net tax back to the community on this. They’re just going to have to delete another item in the budget.”
Nelson says they have asked staff to bring back the recommendations in the next 30 days.
The recycler/hot box will ensure that the material which will now have to be transported from Quesnel, or even Prince George or Kamloops, is workable when it arrives at the work site.
It will also allow the City to recycle asphalt from stockpile which will minimize hauling from out of town.
The asphalt recycler/hotbox was not originally budgeted for.