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Best caretakers to be chosen in Tallinn

The Urban Environment and Public Works Department announced a contest to recognize the best caretakers who have put a lot of work and effort into maintaining the conditions of pedestrian tracks during the winter season. The deadline for nominations is 31 March.

According to Deputy Mayor Vladimir Svet, it is the work of caretakers that determines the safety of pavements during the winter months. “I invite all residents to notice the good work of their caretakers and thank them for it. Our aim is to identify and recognise caretakers of Tallinn’s housing associations and private properties who put their heart and soul into their work, ensuring safe walking conditions for the city’s residents,” said Svet. 

All residents are invited to nominate caretakers to the competition. The application must include the name of the caretaker, the exact address of the area and the contacts of the person submitting the application. Nominations can be submitted to the city’s District Governments by email until 31 March.
The main criterion for the assessment is snow and slush removal but also other tasks such as flag raising and lowering and general tidiness. 

The candidates will be assessed in two stages. First, the city’s District Governments will examine the areas where the candidate works and interview residents living in the area. The three best candidates in each district will then be forwarded to the organizing committee. By 11 April, the selection committee will choose the most exemplary caretaker, who will be awarded the title of “Tallinn’s Snowploughman” as well as the two other deserving caretakers. The winners of the competition will be awarded with gift vouchers for Espak building stores.