Snowfall no problem for Charlotte clearing crew

  • Jan. 5, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Post-Christmas snow removal in Queen Charlotte went well, according to chief administrative officer Bill Beamish. Mr. Beamish said two employees checked the roads at the beginning of each day at 6:30 am and initiated sanding and snow clearing activities depending on what was needed. Mr. Beamish estimates that four inches fell at sea level over the holidays and the crew was able to keep the hills and main roads open. “When it eased up, the side streets were done,” he said. The village’s two plows equipped with sanders, plus the bobcat, worked hard and one plow broke down. It is now being repaired. Mr. Beamish said the two employees were able to keep up, although they worked morning until evening. “Given the holiday period we had planned in advance for regular daily inspections and had an on-call arrangement with employees,” he said. Some work was overtime as well as on the statutory holidays and some was on regular time. “We received minimal complaints and many compliments for the work that was done,” he said.