An organizational review of Altona's public works services is officially underway.
In November, the Province approved the Town's application to the Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program, agreeing to fund this work. Now, Mayor Harv Schroeder says a team from Deloitte has been assigned to perform the value-for-services review.

"It's geared to help us as a Town to improve service delivery without raising taxes preferably, or reducing frontline services," explained Schroeder. The review, he added, with inform Council and administration on where they are at with the services currently being provided and what may need to be done in the future. "Whether we need to add, if we're good with what we're doing, or they may have other ideas of us providing our services in a better timely manner or where we're spending money where we don't need to."

The review includes the department's transportation, landfill and public utilities services as well as the tools, equipment and staffing. 

Currently, representatives from Deloitte are interviewing department heads and administration officials and will soon speak with Council's Organizational Structure committee. After that, they will examine inventory and processes of other similarly sized communities and put together a report that will be made public.

Schroeder says the report and recommendations are expected to be ready by late-June/mid-July.