Snow Removal

Posted at 8:52 am on February 27, 2018

The town of Antigonish has been lucky in regards to this year’s winter snow removal budget.

CAO Jeff Lawrence said while there hasn’t been much savings in the salt budget, snow removal this year has been light.


Lawrence added the savings will be offset by the costs for equipment, overtime and manpower to deal with the February 2nd flash flood on Creighton Lane.

Posted at 10:28 am on February 21, 2018

An uneventful winter means that the County of Antigonish has been spending less money clearing snow, which has the Warden even more excited for Spring. So far,  Owen McCarron says that salt trucks and plows have been relatively stationary this winter, which will hopefully spin into some budget savings.
McCarron says there is always a worry that winter weather can flip a budget upside down:
McCarron says that minimal snowfall is good for the books, so this winter has the potential to result in a small amount of savings. McCarron adds that the 2018 budget will likely drop in mid May, but the County is still receiving funding requests from different groups at this time.