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Posted on: November 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Snow Routes and Snow Removal



The Eagle Police and Public Works Department are looking forward to cooperation from all of the residents in Eagle to comply with the Town's Ordinances regarding sidewalk snow removal and the parking of vehicles on the street during a snow event (see language below). The law is specific and self -explanatory; however should you have any questions you may call our office during business hours at 970-328-6351 or our Communications Center at 970-470-2200 and ask for an Eagle Officer to call you back.

Our intention is for all residents to be conscientious about complying with the Odd-Even parking restrictions during snow events, however, the Town of Eagle is prepared to ticket vehicles/owners, or tow/impound vehicles at the owner’s expense that are deemed to be interfering with snow removal operations.

Your safety is our primary concern. It is essential that the fire equipment, emergency medical vehicles, snow plows, and police are able to safely negotiate the narrow streets in your neighborhood.

We thank you for your efforts and cooperation to make this program successful!!

The Eagle Police Department and The Eagle Public Works Department

Section 9.28.050. - Duty to keep sidewalks safe and clean.

The owner, occupant, or agent of the owner of any real property, including buildings or vacant lots, within the Town is required to keep and maintain, at its sole cost and expense, the sidewalks, gutters, curbs and curb walks on or adjacent to such real property in a clean and safe condition free and clear of mud, dirt, rubbish, filth and other debris and obstructions. Any person who violates this section commits a non-criminal municipal offense. Any offense under this section shall be one of strict liability.

Section 9.28.060. - Removal of snow.

A. Shoveling of public sidewalks required. It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of real property within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon the entire width of any sidewalk in the public right-of-way abutting such property longer than 24 hours from the time of the last accumulation of such snow or ice. B. Depositing snow in right-of-way prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove snow or ice from any private property or public sidewalks and deposit such snow or ice upon any public street, sidewalk, alley or other public property within the Town. C. Obstructing and endangering public right-of-way prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to plow, shovel, blow or otherwise move snow or ice in or upon any public street, sidewalk, alley or other public property within the Town in a manner which: 1. Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic upon the public right-of-way; 2. Increases hazards to vehicles and pedestrians traveling upon the public right-of-way; 3. Interferes with the maintenance of the public right-of-way by the Town; or 4. Obstructs clear vision at intersections.

Title 11 Vehicles and Traffic

Chapter 11.04, Section 11.04.030 BB.

1212. Parking on emergency snow routes.

During a snow event, it shall be unlawful for a person to stand or park a vehicle on the side of a street that constitutes an emergency snow route with even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days; and the side of the street that constitutes an emergency snow route with odd numbered addresses on odd numbered calendar days from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For the purposes of this section, a "snow event" shall begin when there are two inches of undrafted snow accumulation and shall remain in effect for 72 hours after the snow fall ends. Vehicles parked in violation of this section shall be subject to being towed pursuant to Section 11.12.010.

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