2013 Snow Removal Budget Finishes Year With Surplus
LETHBRIDGE - Despite a snowy month of December, it looks like the City of Lethbridge snow
and ice removal budget will have a surplus for 2013.
There are still some
contract accounts that haven't been settled up for the big events in December,
but with a budget of just over $3-million, there's an unspent balance over
Director of Infrastructure Services Doug Hawkins says "we had a very mild, by
winter standards, late winter and early spring last year. March and April are
often some of our heaviest snow removal months and that just didn't happen in
early 2013, so that meant the unspent money was available to deal with that
major storm that first week of December."
The surplus money will go into
the Municipal Stabilization Reserve to help cover any possible shortfall this
Posted on Monday, January 06, 2014 at 4/16/2014 7:02:09 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News