Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Snow and Ice Control Report Posted

A report on The City's snow and ice control policy was presented to City Council's Standing Policy Committee on Land Use, Planning and Transportation this morning at City Hall.

The report, entitled Snow and Ice Control Policy Service Levels, was created in response to a notice of motion earlier this year from Aldermen Andre Chabot and Brian Pincott. The motion, made during Council discussions on the snow and ice control policy and service levels, directed Administration to report back on potential cost-saving ideas before November's discussions on 2010 budget adjustments.

The report, which is available on calgary.ca outlines major cost areas for snow and ice control in Calgary, areas for potential cost savings, cost and policy comparisons to other major Canadian cities (attachment 1- see below) and the costs associated with potential changes in the policy (attachment 4). It also includes information from the Transportation Association of Canada winter severity analysis (attachment 2) and results of a recent survey of Calgarians on The City's snow clearing policy and practices (attachment 3).

Alderman have reviewed and accepted the report that will now go to Council for discussion and a final decision.
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