Thursday, January 23, 2014

Icy Sidewalks and Roads

The warm Chinook weather just hasn't managed to make its way out to Beiseker, yet.  While places like Airdrie and Calgary have enjoyed daily temperatures well above freezing, the temperature here hasn't gone very far above 0 degrees C.

As a result, our streets and sidewalks have become ice covered.  Public Works continues to do its best to move the snow and sand the ice, but there's only so much they can do.  We have a very limited snow removal and sanding budget.  To increase that amount would run the risk of increasing property taxes!

Council has to balance those two concerns; snow & ice removal and increased taxation to pay for it.  We will be sanding the intersections along Main Street, where the ice makes the going very difficult, and other places where it is particularly bad.

As I've mentioned before, if you notice a location that may require a little attention please contact the Village Office at 403-947-3774.

We have also made some road sanding mix available outside the Public Works Yard, over next to the recycling drop off bins.  If you need some to sand an icy spot, take a shovel and a pail down there and help yourself.  There's a limited amount, so please don't be greedy!

Remember, spring is just two months away!

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