Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nicholo-Pavlovskoy residents discuss high heating costs with officials

Residents of Nicholo-Pavlovskoy, the largest settlement in the Sverdlovsk region's Gornouralsky district, recently met with local leadership to express their dissatisfaction with the cost or quality of public services, specifically in the area of heating.

The price of heating in high-rise buildings in the area is significantly higher than the costs seen in other nearby towns. Citizens have complained to the administration in increasing amounts, and the community has now formed an initiative group to measure the temperatures in order to create a statistical report, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

Residents, using their research, have asked the regional administration and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Commission on Local Government and Housing of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation to recognize the inflated rates of their inferior heating.

Officials have yet to reach a conclusion on the revision of tariffs, though the officials have promised to inspect the heating system.

The town is including urban economists in the group during negotiations of rates in the coming year, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.