This winter with its accumulation of snow has been a struggle for many individuals in the community. Council and Management would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all residents for their extra efforts to assist with snow removal in and around their property and the “Snow Angels” who have helped their neighbours.
The Snow Removal Policy has been updated to the latest version - http://bit.ly/nantonsnow. Administration apologizes for any confusion that resulted from this oversight. The intent of the policy is to ensure that safety is paramount and that:
- Emergency response routes
- School bus routes
- And primary traffic flow areas are addressed FIRST
With other areas to follow as time and resources allow.
Council is planning to revisit the current snow removal policy in late spring. Residents are encouraged to submit your suggestions in writing to the Town Office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be given consideration by Council during the policy review.
Within the policy, section 3.7 addresses a number of factors that can affect how public works undertakes snow removal. The factors may result in variations from the routes outlined on the policy’s snow removal map. This is the reason it is a policy and not a bylaw.
During snow events, Management and staff continually review progress and adjust accordingly.
The Town has a small contingency fund to address additional resources that may be needed if:
- Staff health
- Imminent weather changes
- Or other factors that may increase the risk public safety
In this way, the Town tries to balance cost and service levels for the maximum value of tax dollars.