Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?

Residents are responsible for clearing driveways and sidewalks within 48 hours after a snowstorm to allow safe use by pedestrians. This is particularly important along school pedestrian routes to prevent children from having to walk in the street. It is required that owners place snow from their driveways and sidewalks onto their front yard and not into the street. This practice reduces the number of icy areas on streets and ensures proper drainage into the storm sewer. Additionally, lawns can use the available moisture over the winter. Depositing snow from private property into the city right-of-way is prohibited. If you are removing snow from the right-of-way, please contact the Streets Division at 970-240-1443 to determine where snow shall be stored.  View Section 9-4-1 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code

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1. Why doesn't the city plow my street when they go by?
2. Why aren’t the streets in front of my house plowed after every storm?
3. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?
4. Why do snowplows sometimes push snow back into driveway entrances and sidewalks??
5. What if I have an emergency and my street isn’t plowed?
6. Who is responsible for damaged mailboxes?
7. How many snow removal districts are in the City of Montrose and what equipment is available?
8. What can I expect regarding snow removal activities prior to, during, and after the storm?
9. Does the City of Montrose perform snow removal for all primary roadways within the city limits?
10. How does the City of Montrose plan for snow removal?