Akron council forms snow task force to prevent future plowing problems during winter storms

Akron council forms snow task force to prevent future plowing problems during winter storms

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Akron City Council has developed the Snow and Ice Control Task Force, giving residents a forum to discuss how the city handled a recent snowstorm and what can be done to prevent future problems.

The task force, which is comprised of 15 members, was introduced by Council President Margo Sommerville after the city faced backlash for their handling of cleaning up following a January snowstorm.

  • Lunzy Armstrong, citizen representative
  • Pedro Avalos, citizen representative
  • Andre Blaylock, citizen representative
  • Jeff Fusco, Vice President, Akron City Council
  • Robert Harris, Deputy Manager, Public Works
  • Jim Hall, Acting Manager, Public Works
  • Marilyn Keith, Ward 8, Akron City Council
  • Chris Ludle, Deputy Director of Public Service
  • John Moore, Director of Public Service
  • John Nutter, Manager, Parks Maintenance
  • Tony O’Leary, citizen representative
  • Veronica Sims, At-Large, Akron City Council
  • Margo Sommerville, President, Akron City Council
  • Haylee Starvaggi, citizen representative
  • Rich Swirsky, Ward 1, Akron City Council

The members of the Snow and Ice Control Task Force will be responsible for reviewing how the city responds to snow and ice events and recommend any improvements.

The city’s procedures for snow and ice removal were last reviewed in 2005. Council President Sommerville has asked that the task force’s work is completed by March 1.

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