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For a population of under 90,000, the City utilizes the following equipment for snow and ice control:
� 13 sand trucks with blades;
� 2 liquid dispersal trucks;
� 2 graders;
� 3 sidewalk plows;
� 1 loader plow; and
� 2 loaders (for snow pickup).
Shifts: Monday to Friday (24-hour coverage): Three shifts of ten people with one operator in each zone. If needed, up to four additional personnel are called in for a total of 14.
Weekends: Two 12-hour shifts of seven people on standby who are expected to be at the Public Works Centre within 30 minutes of the initial call.
The annual budget for snow and ice control is approximately $1.76 million.
February 16th, 2012
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