Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Property owners and renters are reminded of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from sidewalks. Many members of our community highly value the ability to walk their neighborhoods and business areas. Ignoring snow removal poses safety hazards, especially when conditions lead to a layer of ice. If you are unable to clear snow and ice from your property because you are out of town or have physical limitations, you are responsible for finding someone who can provide this service for you.
It is unlawful for any person to deposit any snow or ice, or cause any snow or ice to be deposited, on or against any fire hydrant or traffic signal, controlled device or appurtenance.
Please also remember that if you shovel snow from your property into the street, a high likelihood exists that a snow plow will return that snow to your property. It is best to pile the snow in your parkway or yard.
The section of the Salida Municipal Code governing this requirement is provided below for reference.
Sec. 11-2-10. - Removal of snow and ice. A copy of the Municipal Code is available online by visiting:
For more information, please contact Public Work at 719-539-6257.


  • Well, given the City rules, it is interesting, that for those of us who are primarily pedestrians, how the street plowing, of each storm, creates on both sides of all four corners, a pair of mountains ranges or glaciers to navigate, slip on or fall into. Later in the same storm iced lakes are formed with the same physical dangers. It all repeats more than once each snowy season. The codes were passed by Councils long ago and far away.

  • edited January 2017

    Is there any way to get some gravel tossed down at the intersections? It seems to have stopped being done about 3 years ago.

    Gravel rocks!

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