The snow lasted only a few days this winter. However, when he went down, it became clear how much he was hiding under him. “In addition to the standard untidy dog excrement, there were also packaging from New Year’s Eve rockets, discarded plastic bags, stretched garbage that did not fit in the bins, and similar Christmas presents,” says the responsible representative Jan Mikulecký.
“Employees of the Department of Economic Administration and Investment (OHSI) started cleaning all over Letňany at the beginning of February,” confirms Jan Mikulecký. Their goal was sidewalks and green areas regardless of ownership. Remnants of gravel and sand crunching under shoes or clutter trampled into dust on the ground negatively affect the impression and mood of our fellow citizens. For cleaning, the employees of the technical group use the multifunctional municipal machine Egholm 2200, which not only sweeps the sidewalks, but also vacuums dirt. 3-7 unemployed temporary workers who are registered as auxiliary forces at the employment office also help with the cleaning of public spaces if necessary.
The total cleaning of Letňany should take approximately six weeks in the case of favorable climatic conditions and trouble-free operation of the machine. With regard to the need for gradual and systematic cleaning of sidewalks, the city district was divided into a total of sixteen sectors. Work in the first sector began on February 7, the last section should be clean on March 17.
Jan Mikulecký adds: “Despite the fact that the technical group works almost continuously, the situation is not ideal, especially on land in the vicinity of prefabricated houses. . Deficiencies in land maintenance (eg overgrown grass) are addressed by the ODŽP by a call pursuant to § 3 and § 78 of Act No. 326/2004 Coll., On phytosanitary care, as amended. Deficiencies related to black dumps or garbage on land are addressed by the ODŽP pursuant to Section 29, Paragraph 3 of Act No. 131/2000 Coll., On the Capital City of Prague, as amended.
In 2010, 47 calls were issued. The landowner has 5-10 days from delivery in the invitation, so that he can express when and how he will arrange a remedy. “If the remedy is not agreed within the deadline, the ODŽP issues a repeated invitation, in which it sets a fixed deadline for arranging the remedy,” concludes the deputy Jan Mikulecký. If the deadline is not met, the administrative proceedings for the imposition of a fine are initiated. Most owners wait until the call is repeated and then clean the land. It is a very lengthy process, it takes about 6-8 weeks to resolve a complaint and, given the legal procedure, it is not possible to speed it up.