Snow Removal


The snow removal plan for the Meadows Neighborhood Company is as follows:

The town of Castle Rock is responsible for plowing all streets of the MNC. Residential streets are a Priority 3.  Please see FAQs below for Priority explanations.  The Town's Plows are equipped with GPS.  Click here during snow season (Nov 15-Mar 15) to see where the plows are in real-time.  For snow routes, click here. 

Snow removal on limited specifically identified common area sidewalks within the confines of the association shall be cleared within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped and a minimum of 2 inches has accumulated. Snow melt material will be applied, as necessary, to assure a safe walking surface on sidewalks. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining all curbs, gutters and sidewalks on or adjacent to their property free from all obstructions, snow and other hazards. It is deemed appropriate that snow and ice shall be removed from the sidewalks within forty-eight (48) hours following the termination of any weather condition which causes two (2) or more inches accumulation upon such sidewalks. (Ord. 87-35 section 1, 1987; Ord. 86-39 section 3, 1986).

SNOW & ICE FAQs

Q: What do I need to know about snow routes?

A:

Priority 1
Streets classified as arterials, major collectors, commercial/industrial and commercial business areas. These typically are high-volume streets that connect major sections of Town and provide access for emergency fire, police and medical services.

Priority 2
Streets classified as minor collectors and school bus routes or roads providing access to schools.

Priority 3
Low-volume and residential streets.

Priority 4
Cul-de-sacs and alleyways

 

Q: I live on a cul-de-sac and there is a pile of snow in the middle, are you ever going to remove it?            

A: The Town is prioritizing and investing resources in achieving public safety goals only at this time. Removing plowed and piled snow is not a priority.

Q: Plowed snow landed on my driveway and sidewalks. Why do you do that, and when are you going to clear it?

A: When we plow streets, some snow will end up on your driveway and, possibly, your sidewalks. We know this can be frustrating, but it sometimes is an unfortunate and unavoidable result of snowplowing. To avoid this, shovel the snow from your driveway and sidewalks into your yard, because any snow you place in the street may wind up being plowed back onto your driveway or sidewalk.

Q: When are you going to come around and clear the drains once the snow starts to melt?

A:The service-level standard for storm drains is to investigate ponding water, determine if it’s a safety hazard and, if so, address the hazard.

Q: When are the plows coming back into my neighborhood to remove the snow that was previously plowed and stacked?

A: The Town is prioritizing and investing resources in achieving public safety goals only at this time. Removing plowed and stacked snow is not a priority.

Q: My street is really rutted due to melt. When will the Town clear the ice?

A: The Town’s service-level standard for ice, ruts or ice holes in neighborhood streets is one through lane that is passable in a two-wheel-drive sedan. Crews will investigate and, if necessary, remove or treat ice, ruts and ice holes deemed a safety hazard. To report a safety hazard, call 303-660-1020.

Q: Where do I call to report a snow or ice safety hazard?

A: The Castle Rock Service Center, 303-660-1020.

Q: When are you going to clear the rest of the snow on my street, widening it to two lanes instead of one?

A: The service-level standard for residential streets is one through lane that is passable in a two-wheel-drive sedan. Based on service-level priorities that address public safety only, the Town will not be doing any additional snow plowing on residential streets beyond clearing one passable lane.