With the heavy snow falls of last winter, a rumour surfaced that the city overspent the 2018 snow removal budget. A concerned citizen asked The Revelstoke Current to discover how the city will pay for the rest of 2018 snow removal, as any snow that falls in November and December is technically part of the 2018 budget.
After speaking with Darren Komonoski, Director of Operations for the City of Revelstoke Public Works, The Revelstoke Current learned the 2018 budget was not overspent. The notion that the budget had been blown falls under the public perception that the city is increasing debt, when in fact the numbers show the last four years has seen debt reduced.
“There is approximately $150,000 left to complete the 2018 season,” Komonoski says. “It likely will not be enough to get us through the time frame. However, our reserves are healthy and we can use that fund to complete the 2018 snow removal.”
Revelstoke plow operators work hard, so remember, when the snow starts to fly, respect the time frames where street parking is allowed and move your vehicle for snow removal. Avoid parking on sidewalks so as not to hinder sidewalk snow removal.