Did you know that Colorado Springs Street Division has a Concrete Maintenance Department that may be able to help you with sidewalk hazard issues? Per City ordinance 3.4.103, it is the property owner’s responsibility to address such concerns as soon as possible to mitigate property owner liability exposure. The City has a Cost Share program. More information on concrete maintenance is available at https://coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/concrete-maintenance.
GoCOS! brings government and residents together to solve community issues. From fixing potholes to answering questions about local services, it takes teamwork to make a great community even better. Never wait in line, never sit on hold. GoCOS! makes your government available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Download the GoCOS! mobile app! You will be able to report issues on-the-go and receive real-time updates. Get news and access to all of GoCOS!'s services at your fingertips. Just go to https://coloradosprings.gov/page/citizen-request-gocosprings-app
It’s easier than ever to contact the City, make a request, or report a problem thanks to the new GoCOS! app. It’s free and available for iPhone and Android users. Rather not download another app? No problem! You have all the same access on the website at coloradosprings.gov/page/citizen-request-gocosprings-app
Learn more, download the app, or connect via the internet at https://coloradosprings.gov/page/citizen-request-gocosprings-app
Residents must remove political signs no later than November 13th.
Political signs placed for the election on November 3rd must be removed within 10 calendar days after the election. Signs are limited to front yard placement behind the street sidewalk only. The maximum number of signs is one per purpose per unit (including political signs for individual candidates and ballot measures). No homeowner sign of any kind may be placed in a window, within common areas, the golf course, or attached to any community sign, fence, village wall or residence.
For more information, please see article 2.9 in the Community Guidelines.
What does it mean to be a "Snow Angel"?
This winter, help those in need by becoming a "Snow Angel" and ensure everyone's sidewalk is clear of ice and snow, providing safe access for pedestrian commuters - especially school children. The program backed by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), local schools, city agencies, neighborhood organizations, and Bike Colorado Springs, asks that residents comply with the City snow/ice removal ordinance and encourages them to take the additional step to help out neighbors in need of assistance with snow removal.
The City ordinance on snow/ice removal requires residents to remove ice and snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours of a snow storm. The best way to help is by being a "Snow Angel" and aiding your neighbors in need of snow removal assistance. Volunteering is greatly appreciated and is a wonderful way to get to know those in your neighborhood while keeping our children and pedestrians safe.
Ways you can be a Snow Angel:
• Remove snow and ice from all sidewalks adjacent to your property, including sidewalks on the side of your home if you reside on a corner lot and, in some cases, the sidewalk behind your property if it backs up to a street.
• Ensure sidewalks are free of ice within 24 hours of a storm's end.
• If you are unable to clear your sidewalk, ask a neighbor or family member for help. Or, to find snow removal services, please search the internet for snow removal services or check with your neighborhood organization.
• Offer to clear your neighbor's sidewalk if they are elderly, disabled, or simply unable to perform the task.
• If a neighbor has repeatedly failed to clear their sidewalk please contact the City at 385-5977.
• Review the City ordinance for more information regarding required clearing of snow/ice removal on sidewalks.
Contact information: Residents who would like more information on how to start a Snow Angel program in their neighborhood should contact CONO. For residents who are unable to clear their sidewalks, you may also contact CONO, and they will check to see if there is a Snow Angel program in your neighborhood. CONO can be reached at 719-471-3105 or by email at contactcscono.org.
With our first good snow storm and cold temps this year, please be reminded:
Colorado Springs requires property owners to clear their walkways so that EVERYONE has safe access throughout the City! Senior citizens, people with disabilities, parents with strollers, and mail carriers -just to name a few- struggle to negotiate hazardous walkways. We need to do our part to make our community safe and accessible for all.
Timing: Once snow has stopped falling, residents have twenty-four (24) hours to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Report A Problem: We encourage residents to work together to keep sidewalks clear for safe passage and to kindly remind neighbors with unshoveled sidewalks of the City's requirement. To report a problem, please contact 385-5977 to provide the address of an unshoveled sidewalk.
Visit https://coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/sidewalk-snow-removal and http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=855&chapter_id=62666#s740499 for more information about the City Code