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.
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
The City of Colorado Springs owns and maintains the roads(city streets) within Pine Creek (except for designated Private Roads within Carriages, La Bellezza, Reverie, Sage Hill Greens, and Wildflower neighborhoods). The City of Colorado Springs Operations & Maintenance Division is responsible for snow removal on City Streets. City crews clear about 1,800 lane miles on main roads when snow accumulates during a storm.
Snow removal is done by priority based on both primary/secondary roads and the snowfall depth. Main streets, or most streets with stripes (i.e. Briargate Parkway, Chapel Hills, Powers, Union), are the priority for Colorado Springs Public Works and their largest plows. These are the streets that carry most of the city's traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.
The number of plows deployed and the option of pre-treating or anti-icing the streets depends on the weather conditions. When the primary and secondary routes are cleared and safe for travel, the Operations & Maintenance Division may begin plowing and applying anti-skid by grid in residential areas where snowfall has exceeded 6". This is after the storm has passed and snowfall has ceased.
The goal of the City of Colorado Springs Snow and Ice Control Plan is to maintain a safe flow of traffic throughout the City and ensure that each residential area is in close proximity to a plowed street.
Please ensure your yard light is operating correctly every night from dusk to dawn. This helps improve safety while helping deter criminals in our neighborhoods. As the nights grow longer - this is even more important than normal. Please take a moment tonight to ensure your light is working. Thanks for helping us keep our neighborhoods well lit at night!