Snow Removal Policy

Adopted by the Angel Fire Village Council on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snow Removal Policy 2017-49

  • Streets Department normal work hours are between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All available personnel will work their normal shift during an inclement weather event. Street personnel may continue to work past their normal stop time at the discretion of Streets Department Superintendent or Village Manager.
  • During off duty hours, personnel will be called in for snow removal at the discretion of the Streets Department Superintendent or Village Manager.
  • Calls for service during normal working hours will be handled by Streets Department Personnel. Calls for service during off hours will be handled by the Police Department. (Notification of unsafe or high accumulations of snow above 5 to 6 inches shall notify the Streets Superintendent.)
  • Different procedures may be followed depending on the severity or type of weather.
  • Snow events will be monitored for accumulation. Once accumulation reaches 4 inches personnel will be dispatched for snow removal.
  • The preservation of the gravel roadway surfaces is paramount over snow removal. Once the gravel or base course road surfaces are determined to be sufficiently frozen, the Village streets department will begin snow removal on Village roadway with subsequent snowfall. (Ref. Ord.2007-06 Section 7406.2 and 7406.3)
  • Driveways and Sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjoining property owners to the public right of way. The Village is not responsible for snow removal on any private improvements or any damage to structures that may be in Village right of way during snow removal. The Village is not responsible for residual/snow berms that may land on private driveways or sidewalks.
  • To place snow from a private property onto a public right of way is considered a nuisance violation that will result in a citation. The Streets Department will document violation and remove snow from right-of-way. Subsequently the Village may pursue a nuisance complaint in Municipal Court against the property owner, property management company and private contractor.
  • Parking not to obstruct traffic or maintenance. No person shall park any vehicle upon a street in such a manner or under such conditions as to interfere with the free movement of vehicular traffic or proper street maintenance.
  • It is a violation to park any vehicle on a residential right-of-way. Vehicles parked illegally during snow removal are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owner's expense. (Ref. Traffic Code. 12-6-6.3 and 12-6-6.1)
  • If an illegally parked vehicle impedes snow removal, the snow plow operator may make a determination not to remove snow in that vicinity.
  • Order of Street Plowing Priorities.
    • The Village Commercial Core and roadways determined to be Emergency Evacuation Routes
    • Village's principle business areas and the high density residential areas
    • All Collector Roads
    • All other Village-maintained roadways