Deputy Mayor Responds To Weekend Snow Concerns

Salmon Arm's Deputy Mayor Kevin Flynn took a moment Wednesday to address this past weekend's snowfall events.

He says that Salmon Arm's 34cms of snow over Saturday and Sunday did have some residents calling City Hall "We hear a lot of issues from the public, but I do think it has be mentioned that it was close to a record two-day snowfall. There's only so many pieces of equipment, and only so many staff, and it seems like it's Murphy's Law that every big snowfall happens on a weekend."

He notes that the middle of Winter may not be the best time to bring about change on the issue "As much as it could always be better, being better means more money and more equipment, and that can impact taxes. As a community, perhaps we need to - this Summer, when there's no snow around - have a discussion around do we want taxes to go up to allow for more equipment, and more people working on snow removal."

Flynn says considering Salmon Arm's geography and number of roads, he believes City Staff do a great job with the snow.