The City of Saint John owns a lot of equipment from snow blowers to asphalt spreaders--and some of that machinery periodically needs to be replaced after years of wear and tear.
Common Councillor Shirley McAlary says there's confusion over the fleet replacement policy, with delays in getting equipment and departments being treated unequally in terms of how quickly their machinery is replaced.
The city is currently looking to buy a new asphalt spreader to the tune of $150,000 dollars. McAlary is concerned that if we were in a normal spring season we would have needed the asphalt spreader long before now. McAlary says she's uncomfortable with how the current policy appears to be written, which can be a cause of delays. She's requested through the City Manager that the policy be reviewed.