Our Scope of Work
The City removes snow from more than 100 linear miles of sidewalk and trails and 34 acres of parking lots. We also do 2.4 acres of hand shoveling at City buildings, foot bridges and handicap ramps.
During the average storm there are approximately 17 employees removing snow — with another 17 available for backup or multiple shifts around the clock. On average there are 15-20 pieces of equipment in use or available for use.
Priorities and Organization
The snow removal for sidewalks and City Facilities is broken down into three routes throughout the city, north; central and south. Each route is plowed simultaneously and depending on the severity of the storm, time of day and time of year the priority for removal may vary. Priorities are City facilities such as City Hall, Recreation Center, Senior Center other city office buildings; city maintained sidewalks within ½ mile of schools; city maintained sidewalks along major arterial streets; sidewalks and trails within park areas.
City Parking Lots
City parking lots are also plowed and ice-treated on a priority basis. It is the intent of the program to have all lots serviced so customers and employees can access City facilities and the City can use these buildings as shelters, if needed.
For information about the Snow and Ice Control Program, please call 720-977-6464 or email Infrastructure.