Snow Removal Policy

Elbert County, Colorado, believes that it is in the best interest of the residents of the County to assume basic responsibility for snow and ice control on accepted County roads by resolution of the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners. Effective snow and ice control are necessary for routine travel and the provision of emergency services. The County will attempt to provide such control in a safe and cost-effective manner keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel, and environmental concerns. The County may use County employees and equipment and/or private contractors to provide this service.

The snowplowing and ice control policy is intended to keep the roads within the County passable during adverse weather conditions and in reasonably safe condition. This intent, and the reasonable limitation of cost effectiveness, is the basis for this policy.

This policy does not relieve the operators of private vehicles, pedestrians, property owners, residents, and all others that may be using public roadways, of their responsibility to act in a reasonable, prudent and cautious manner given the prevailing road conditions.