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Residents can tell Akron what went wrong with snowplowing during recent snowstorm

Posted: 9:41 AM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 14:41:25Z
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AKRON, Ohio — Residents in Akron will have the chance to tell the city what went wrong during a recent snowstorm that left residential streets unplowed and school buses stuck in the snow, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Marilyn Keith, Ward 9 councilwoman, will lead six meetings spread across the city to gather information from residents about what could be done better next time.

The meetings are part of a task force created to dissect the slow effort to plow the city's residential streets, which remained buried under a foot of snow last month.

The 15-member Snow and Ice Control Task Force, made up of five residents, five council members and five city professionals, including Keith, met Thursday for four private sessions that will wrap up by March 1 with a set of formal recommendations, from better utilizing city snow plows to better communication with residents.

During two instances, Akron school buses had to be towed out of the snow while picking up children for school.

Previous reporting:

Akron City Schools joins parents in frustration after 12 buses get stuck in snow

The City of Akron releases apology to folks following frustrations over snowy streets

The meetings will be held:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 6-7:30 p.m., Lawton Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.

• Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive

• Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd.

• Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard St.

• Feb. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.

• Feb. 26, 10-11:30 a.m., Northwest Community Center, 1730 Shatto Ave.

Anyone unable to attend the six public forums may email concerns and suggestions to Keith at ward8@akronohio.gov .