Snow Removal

The Cordillera Metro District (CMD) is responsible for maintaining approximately 40 miles of roadways within Cordillera. To meet these responsibilities, Community Operations has skilled professional employees and modern equipment to ensure that the roads are always at their best. In addition, the keeps roads clear of snow and ice throughout the winter months, ensuring all roadways are safe for travel.

During the summer, Community Operations reinforces the road shoulders and restores proper drainage on the road sides throughout the community. Community Operations also sweeps the roads of debris and gravel weekly.

CMD contracts with an outside engineering firm to oversee road improvements consistent with a multi-year plan for asphalt overlay patching and maintenance. Each year the plan is reviewed and discussed for updates and/or changes.

Traffic Control

As part of traffic calming strategies, Community Operations installs temporary speed bumps each spring and removes them each fall.

Snowplow Contractor Rules & Regulations

Snow removal contractors must have a valid gate access sticker with snow removal authorization on any vehicle needing early access. Please email communityaccess@cordillerametro.org with questions regarding authorizations.

Vehicles without a gate access sticker need to register and pay for a sticker. Applications and payment for gate access can be gotten completed at: https://cordilleraliving.com/vendor-login/

All gate access stickers with snow removal authorization are reviewed once a year.  Permits may be suspended or revoked by the District or its authorized designated representative for cause at any time.

Snow Plow contractors are allowed in the community between the hours on 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. Exceptions to these hours will be approved by the on-duty patrol officer when more than 2 inches of snow has fallen after 10 p.m. Please visit https://cordilleraliving.com/snow-accumulation-notifications/ to register for these notifications.

Proof of Insurance

In order to receive a permit, applicants are required to maintain Worker’s Compensation in amounts required by state law; public liability and public property damage insurance with minimum limits of not less than $250,000 combined single limit, each occurrence, $1,000,000 general aggregate. Cordillera Metropolitan District shall be named as an additional insured on the applicant’s comprehensive general liability insurance and snow plow vehicle liability insurance.

A copy of the insurance certificate must be emailed to: ap@cordillerametro.org by November 18, 2022.

Snow Removal – Requirements

  • Snow shall not be pushed, deposited or left on any public street, sidewalk, park or greenbelt area, unless previously approved by the district.  Such requests and approval must be in writing from the General Manager.
  • Snow shall not be deposited in such a way as to impede the traffic flow or vision of anyone driving a motor vehicle on a public or private street or right-of-way. Absolutely no snow should be pushed across the roadways.
  • When plowing snow out of driveways please push the snow to the downside of driveways on the downhill lanes and the top side of driveways on the uphill lanes to reduce the amount of snow being plowed back into the driveways.
  • Each property in the community has a designated area which the contractor should use for snow storage. If the Contractor does not understand where this area is located they should contact the property owner and/or their property management company. If there are still questions/concerns the contractor should contact the District for proper snow storage area and/or proper procedure for snow removal location.
  • Vehicles must have an operating flashing yellow light on the roof of the vehicle when engaged in plowing snow.
  • No snow plowing operations between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless authorized by CMD staff or in the event of significant continuous snow fall. Authorization requests must be made in writing and submitted to the Community Operations Director and/or the Public Safety Director.

Helpful Resources

The Cordillera Metro District understands the importance of a good snow removal program and works with each of the contractors to ensure the driveways along with the Cordillera roadways are well maintained. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Community Operations or Public Safety.

Snow Removal Plan
District Snow Plowing
Cordillera Metro District’s Community Operations team maintains the roads throughout the community. During the winter season, snow removal personnel are on duty seven days a week prepared to plow when there is a half-inch (.5 inches) or more of snow accumulation on the roads or if icy conditions exist.

Road Clearing Order

Upon dispatching plow crews, all primary roads (Fenno, Cordillera Way, Settlers Loop to Summit Trail, Summit Trail to Gore Trail, Gore Trail to Summit Clubhouse and Summit Trail to Webb Peak) will be cleared, followed by the secondary roads (roads that intersect with a primary road) then common drives and parking areas. Snow plow operators will then return and widen all roads to full width starting with the primaries.

On clear days, crews will remove snowpack and ice build-up from shaded areas and sand as needed.

As Reminders

  • Please slow down and give snow plow trucks ample space to maneuver freely. These large vehicles cannot slow down, stop or turn as quickly as cars and trucks.
  • Homeowners and residents are responsible for maintaining their own driveways and parking areas following a snowstorm.
  • Hired snowplow drivers are required to fill out the registration form, obtain a snowplow permit from the Administration Building and display the service sticker in their vehicle window.
  • Snow may not be plowed or shoveled into the public right-of-ways. Snow piles must not obstruct line-of-sight, traffic flow or access to fire hydrants and cleared spaces around hydrants must be maintained.

To report an unsafe condition, contact the Divide Gatehouse at 970-926-2335.

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