Council to Ponder Change To Snow Reserve
Prince George, B.C. – This evening, Mayor and council will be looking at making a change to the rules for using dollars from the snow reserve fund .
Taxpayers pay a levy each year to cover the costs of snow removal. If there are dollars left over from the annual removal efforts, that money stays in the snow removal fund, in the event a future winter dumps more than regular funds can handle.
The bylaw which governs that fund, only allows for the dollars to be used for operations, but Council will be looking to amend that bylaw in order to cover some capital costs related to snow removal. At issue is the need for a west bowl snow disposal site. The City had planned to borrow the $2.93 million dollars needed to develop the site, but, amending the bylaw would allow the City to use the snow reserve funds to cover the cost.