Last year, in December, we had a significant amount of snow fall during Christmas Break (December 26th to 29th).
We had a lot of complaints about maintenance of the roads and sidewalks. A lot of municipalities had complaints I should note. We weren’t the only ones with problems.
The good news is that Public Works staff and Council listened, took notes, and are working toward addressing the shortcomings. Some changes will likely require budget approval (the 2014 budget will likely be approved early December) – but some have already been established.
The following report from February 2013 (see page 126) https://lincoln.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=41724 discussed a change that was set in motion after the snow event last Christmas – The Extreme Snow Protocol was amended to simplify the criteria that had to be met before staff could call in contractors to handle the plowing, sanding/salting, and snow removal in the Towns’ roughly 49 cul-de-sacs and bulbs in the Urban area. The goal is to be able to free up more time for Town staff to be able to concentrate on the main roads in both the urban and rural areas.
Further changes will be brought forward for discussion for the 2014 budget.
Let’s hope for a smooth snow season!
Councillor, Ward 1, Lincoln