Crews with the public works yard in Williams Lake are preparing for winter even though the snow hasn’t fallen yet.
“We’re just getting our trucks ready, getting them calibrated for salt and sand, as well as trying to determine what shifts we will be on for the winter, and trying to establish maybe some better efficiencies on moving people around to have some coverage on potentially the weekend.”
Muraca says they are also going to key in on trying to reduce their salt use and use it more efficiently.
Last winter the City used 1,395 metric tonnes of dried bulk highway salt at a cost of almost $211,000.
Williams Lake City Council unanimously approved Tuesday the recommendation to award the supply of dried bulk highway salt for the 2017/18 winter season to Lafarge Asphalt Technologies for the tendered price of $131 per metric tonne.
Property owners will once again to be required to clear the sidewalks of snow themselves.