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Contact: Margo Sommerville, President, Akron City Council (email@example.com) (330) 375-2256
Top ten recommendations indicate swift action and ongoing commitment
AKRON, Ohio (February 25, 2019) – The Task Force created in late January by Akron City Council to evaluate Akron’s snow and ice removal response system has released its first set of recommendations in the wake of Winter Storm Harper, one of Akron’s worst snow storms in the last 10 years. The recommendations were presented to Mayor Horrigan and were met with his full support.
“The Task Force went above and beyond in its effort to develop swift and effective recommendations,” said Council President Margo Sommerville. “I could not be more pleased with their effort to learn, explore the issues, and collaborate on cost-effective, short and long-term recommendations to help the City move forward.”
"I want to thank the entire Task Force. This group was enthusiastic and developed both reasonable and doable action items," said Councilman Fusco. "The energy was very positive and, as a matter of fact, the group doubled down and committed to continuing their work for and with the City of Akron."
The Task Force’s most notable recommendations are to reopen the Maintenance Facility on Copley Road, which was in use during the last storm of comparable scale to Harper, and to invest in new plowing equipment for 10 trucks specifically for complaint response. The full list of recommendations is as follows:
Download the official press release here.