The City of Kamloops has taken the next step in beefing up snow and ice removal during the winter.
Council voted to send a request for an additional $400,000 for equipment and manpower for 2019 to further budget discussions.
There are plans to hire three new staff and purchase equipment for the employees who would be working year around on things like pot hole filling and street sweeping.
Councillor Kathy Sinclair was one of seven voting in favor of further discussion.
“This is a first step thats its not going to be the end of the day improving out snow clearing.”
Denis Walsh voted no preferring more study.
“When I look at this report i have a lot of questions and a lot of concerns around it. how you are doing I have an objection to in the sense of the hiring of three additional people.”
The annual snow removal budget is $1.6 million, and that could be increased to two million dollars a year.