- Our Town
Brief: 2013 Revelstoke snow clearing under budget
The City of Revelstoke’s snow removal operations came in under their $822,000 budget in 2013 for a total of $639,107. Snow deposits in 2013 were also below average, but not so far in 2014. “It’s been coming, that’s for sure,” said City of Revelstoke Public Works manager Darren Komonoski. “We’re a little above average. Typically January can be a bit more arid and cooler.” This snow season, the city has made some tweaks to the snow removal system. They have reduced the number of loaders on guaranteed contracts from seven to five, but have a new grader on day shift, bringing the total from two to three. The heavy snowfalls over the weekend took their toll. The main loader and a blower broke down on Sunday night after big accumulations in the afternoon, slowing removal operations.