Preparing For Winter 2015

Sarnia Council wants to be ready, in case we have a repeat of last winter.

The 2014 winter maintenance budget of $1.1-million was exhausted and the city had to tap into an additional $500,000 from reserves.

Councillor Mike Kelch says its a reminder of the “old days” when council would go into a new year with a tax increase just to catch up from the previous year.

Finance Director Brian McKay says if he looks at the overall average trend for winter maintenance the budget is fine.

McKay says winter maintenance will be addressed separately in Sarnia’s 2015 budget deliberations.

Council received a preview of the draft budget in special session Monday morning.