Seasonal Cleanups & Snow Removal

Spring, Fall and Winter Cleanups


The Borough: 

  • sweeps the streets in early May to remove cinders from the winter.
  • provides several collection dates for leaves in the fall.
  • provides a location to deposit Christmas trees.

Snow Removal Issues


 

Roads


The Borough road crew makes every effort to keep the roadways open and passable. Removal of parked cars along the street makes snow removal efforts and cleanup more efficient. Main Street and East Washington Street are considered emergency access roads and posted as snow emergency routes. Residents are asked to adhere to the posted snow emergency signs located on Main and East Washington Streets.
 

Sidewalks

Residents are required to remove both snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the precipitation stops. Snow or ice that cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk should be treated with sand or other abrasive material. A shovel width path is all that is required to be cleared. It is unnecessary to clear the entire sidewalk area. Snow should not be thrown back into streets but can be piled at the curb line where it will not impede clearing operations or traffic movement. Residents can help avoid street flooding and freezing by clearing snow from on top of catch basins and away from gutters. It is suggested when opening driveways that the last portion of snow at your driveway entrance be left in place until after street clearing operations are completed. This will save you the aggravation of having the snow plow redeposit snow back into your driveway.



Snow and Ice Control


It is the Borough's intention to meet the needs of our residents and travelers by providing safe street conditions during snowstorm events.  The primary goal is to provide the best service possible in the most efficient manner at the lowest cost to the taxpayers.

Property Owners' Responsibilities


Any person, firm or corporation owning any property within the Borough shall remove all accumulations of snow or ice within the sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours after the ceasing of the snowfall or ice storm, or the formation of ice.  No person, firm or corporation shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow, ice, hail or sleet upon a plowed portion of a Borough street or road. 

Snow Plowing 
The Borough's Public Works Department provides winter maintenance and snow removal services to all Borough and State roads in Denver.  Streets will be plowed when the snow accumulates to two (2) or more inches and the snow continues to fall.  Snow emergency routes and major arteries will be cleared first.  Streets feeding the main arteries will be cleared second, with all other streets being cleared, and cul-de-sacs and alleys cleared last.

Snow Emergency


In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of snow and ice on snow emergency routes, a snow and ice emergency shall be deemed to exist whenever two (2) or more inches of snow accumulate or whenever the Mayor or Chief of Police, in his discretion, declare the existence of a snow emergency.  Information of the existence of a snow emergency may be given by the Borough or the Chief of Police through radio, newspaper or other available media.  A snow emergency shall be presumed to continue for a period of twenty-four (24) hours following the accumulation of snow or until such period of time designated by the mayor or Chief of Police, whichever is later.