Council to consider options for county snow removal

County of Stettler council voted in favour of having administration check into the pros and cons of hiring contractors to help with snow

  • Nov. 27, 2013 3:00 p.m.

County of Stettler council voted in favour of having administration check into the pros and cons of hiring contractors to help with snow removal on county highways.

Coun. James Nibourg presented the motion last week, saying that over time it would help reduce costs of county employees, clean up roads faster, and present an opportunity to recruit new employees.

“I think we could do better at providing better service for our county ratepayers and I think we need to open up all options to do that,” said Coun. Nibourg. “If we can save some money and provide better service, why wouldn’t we look at it?”

Coun. Greggory Jackson and Coun. Dave Grover voted against the motion.

Even though it’s still November, snow removal has been a big issue in central Alberta for the past month, as two major snowstorms blanketed the region in what’s shaping up to be an early winter.

— Lisa Joy


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