City of Boulder snow removal is just one of those things we deal with as winter approaches and then spring finally dilly-dallies in.
I knew the weather was supposed to be a little more wintry this week… That’s why I resurrected my neighborly “Soup Night” tonight. Mmmm… One of my favorite winter month activities. It’s a great way to socialize with the neighbors I normally run into while gardening, taking out the trash and strolling with my dog, in the summer, but often miss as it gets dark early… Unless we are shoveling snow together.
This morning I woke to 5 inches of snow. (I underestimated our winter storm!) It quickly reminded me that I have to take care of my own Boulder snow removal. You know… the side walk outside my house, the path up to the mailbox that the postman walks and my driveway – if I want to use it today. It is also a fine time to remind you fellow Boulderites of the good work the City of Boulder snow removal crews do – and what your responsibility is, as owners or residents.
The Boulder snow removal crews are on standby from mid-September through the end of May each year. They reduce the danger of travel on primary and secondary streets as well as bike lanes and multi-use paths. As I prepare to head out to the supermarket for soup ingredients, I’m grateful for their work. I am also grateful to live on a street that is part of the school bus route. As such my street is plowed and sanded really early in the morning and maintained throughout the storm and after.
Boulder snow removal is something that Sellers and Buyers should both be considering.
Buyers, perhaps purchasing a condo, townhouse or detached house that is covered by a Home Owners Association is the way to go? It was 7 degrees outside this morning when I shoveled… Something to think about! Or maybe you can handle a little Boulder snow removal, but not a large amount? Let’s talk about homes with a wide frontage… or corner lots, versus the end of a cul-de-sac.
Sellers, as your listing agent I would be reminding you of the perils of showings when the sidewalk, front walk and front stoop have not been shoveled and/or salted. It’s not just about curb appeal, it’s about keeping your potential buyer safe and comfortable, not filling their shoes with snow on the way in or contributing to slip and fall accidents on your property.
Your Responsibility As Owners and Residents of the City of Boulder?
Sidewalk ice and snow removal in Boulder (city) by residents and owners is a requirement within 24 hours after it stops snowing.
You can check details of the official weather here. (It shows the last 3 days in Boulder, recording every 20 minutes.)
What to do if you are physically unable to clear the snow and ice yourself?
Senior and physically disabled persons may receive assistance through the Boulder County CareConnect IceBusters program. Call 303-443-1933, ext 413.
(Also provides assistance with medical appointment transportation and grocery delivery, FYI)