The city of Kamloops wants to assure residents its prepared to handle any snowfalls this year after complaints about being slow off the mark in 2017.
Senior management will be presenting a report to City Council today requesting another $400,000 for equipment and manpower.
Public Works Director Jen Fretz says the issue will be debated during budget deliberations.
“What we will be doing is hiring three new staff and also getting new equipment for those staff,” Fretz said. “Those staff would be year around so they wouldn’t be used just for snow and ice control, they would also be used for things like street sweeping and pot-hole repairs etc.”
“That will allow us to meet the service levels that have already been approved by council.”
The annual snow removal budget is $1.6 million, and that could be increased to $2 million a year.