Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package


Public Works - Streets
Snow and Ice Maintenance Budget Increase
Increase the Snow and Ice budget for additional materials needed to target priority routes identified in the City’s Snow and Ice Plan.
Background
The City uses liquid and solid deicer in treating winter conditions on roadways. Materials are transported from eastern Washington and often during inclement weather these supplies can be diminished or delayed causing disruptions to the City’s snow and ice removal program.
Current situation
With new development, the City has added additional priority routes throughout the City, including areas on both sides of Lacamas Lake. Staff has seen delays in getting material deliveries, which has resulted in delays responding to the City’s needs and often times requiring assistance from other local municipalities in the middle of an inclement weather event.
Proposed solution
Increase the Snow and Ice Supplies line item to expand our existing stockpile of solid deicer providing enough resources for a multi-day event that will serve an expanded snow and ice priority area.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions