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Penza vice-mayor accuses businessmen of creating snow piles

11:59 | 24.11.2015 | Society

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Penza, 24 November 2015. PenzaNews. Penza businesses are often not prepared to deal with snowfalls quickly, unlike communal services, said Yuri Ilyin, deputy head of the city administration, during the weekly meeting session in the city hall that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

Penza vice-mayor accuses businessmen of creating snow piles

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“While the communal services in general quickly follow up after freak weather, regretfully, we’ve had several issues related to businesses not willing to contribute after the past snowfall [on Friday, November 20]. As a result, we’ve had problems at the Arbekovsky market, big piles of snow on the land owned by organizations that should dispose of them,” he explained.

A grand meeting with heads of city areas already took place after the issue, Yuri Ilyin announced.

“The areas must work harder with the businesses to prevent such problems in the future, to create a partnership,” said the vice-mayor.

He also said he hopes that the agreements with businesses on cleaning and improvement of land adjacent to their buildings would bring results.

“From a large paperwork project, it must transition into something done in practice,” added the deputy head of Penza city administration.

All officials responsible must be up at work right from the early morning to control their subordinates, suggested Yuri Ilyin.

He also added that the communal services continue to work even long after the snowfall – in particular, by disposing of snow piles placed by bus stops and road crossings.

In turn, Sergei Volkov, acting head of the Penza city administration, emphasized the importance of creating a clear system of responsibility.

“The cleanup work must begin right after the snowfall warning, not when the snow goes up to the waist,” he pointed out.

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