Snow Removal Policy
Snow Removal Map for 2019
Snow removal was discussed in the October board meeting when reviewing the 2019 budget. In past years the district has removed snow on city owned sidewalks. With more district property throughout the years and with more to come, the district board reviewed the estimated cost of snow removal for district owned property plus city owned sidewalks. To add the city owned property for all areas, the districts estimate would double the yearly amount taking snow removal from $18,000 to $36,000/yearly. Due to funding, the board made the decision to only remove snow in 2019 on district owned sidewalks. Attached is a map of the district owned sidewalks within Inspiration. All other sidewalks are owned by the City of Aurora. Below is an overview of the snow removal within Inspiration.
The District is responsible for snow and ice removal in the district owned common areas and sidewalks only (see map above for district areas). The contractor shall plow these areas and remove the snow from all main arterial (right-of-way) sidewalks, park areas and mailboxes at least once (1) time per twenty-four (24) hour period. Snow plowing will be required when accumulations are two (2) inch or more, but no greater then eighteen (18).
Snow removal services shall be provided within eight (8) hours of the end of any snow fall, with an accumulation of two (2) inch or greater up to an accumulation of eighteen (18) inches.
The City is responsible for the removal of snow and ice on the community streets. With the city’s financial and physical resources in mind, snow removal on smaller neighborhood streets only takes place during the most extreme weather conditions as approved by the Public Works director. The last time this occurred was in December 2006 when a blizzard dumped 21 inches on Aurora.
North-facing and shady areas sometimes need attention, so please contact Access Aurora at 303-739-7000 for any section of street remains that are ice-packed or impassable after several days. You may view more information at https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=2036704.
As a resident or property owner, it is your responsibility to keep city sidewalks adjacent to your property free and clear of snow and ice, even though the sidewalks may be behind or outside the rear and side fences and adjacent to any street.