2015 was another year that saw the City of Quesnel go over budget on snow removal.
Mayor Bob Simpson says it looks like they will come in around the 900 thousand dollar mark, which is more than the 815 thousand dollars that was budgeted for, which was elevated to try and reflect the realities of recent years.
Simpson says they are going to have to take a good hard look at the snow removal budget.
He says “where we really need to understand where our options are is the balance between contracted equipment and contractor services and our own in-house services and the balance between when we use weekend and overtime to clear snows as opposed to waiting when we are more on regular time.”
Simpson says one thing they won’t change is doing the end of people’s driveways.
He says it is an incremental service delivery but one that is necessary with an aging population
A review on snow removal will take place in June.