The City’s newest piece of equipment will be out this week spring-cleaning the streets of the sand and debris accumulated throughout the winter season. Residents may notice two street sweepers at work, one is the recently purchased Johnston street sweeper and the other is the old sweeper that has been traded in and will be picked up in the next couple of weeks.
In a statement from City Hall, Operations Manager Darren Komonoski said that “the Johnson sweeper has established itself as a reliable and dependable sweeper and with the extent of winter clean up in Revelstoke it will be an essential addition to the city fleet.”
Initially city crews will concentrate the street sweeping in the down town area. Winter sand is heavy therefore the street sweeper will make two or three passes in the same area to ensure the roads are clean and air quality is at its finest.
Councillor Linda Nixon, in commenting on the purchase of the new street sweeper, noted that “the purchase of the new street sweeper will ensure efficiency and improve air quality for the residents of the Revelstoke”.
City crews will also begin cleaning the downtown garden beds, washing the sidewalks of winter sand and the installation of city garbage cans and park benches.
Property owners can assist city workers in the spring clean up by removing debris and garbage from the frontage of their properties.
Spring is definitely in the air!