Parking Plan and Snow Removal Guidelines

Our winter snow plan starts officially on November 1 each year.  The information below will help you prepare for parking and for snow removal in Minturn this winter.

PARKING PLAN

Our parking plan is designed to address parking concerns and to assist in the timeliness of the snow removal process.  After review and discussion, Town Council, as well as, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), approved the plan.

The purpose of the time-restricted parking plan is two-fold:  

  • Enable better customer parking for guests of local businesses
  • Assist with timely and efficient snow removal and street maintenance

The parking plan incorporates the following from November 1st to April 1st:

  1. No parking along the north-bound lanes of the 100 Block of Main Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the 200 Block of Main Street from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the 300-400 Blocks of Main Street from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday of each week;
  2. No parking along the north-bound lanes of the 500 through 700 Blocks of Main Street, 200 Block of Boulder Street and the 200 through 500 Blocks of Pine Street on Monday and Wednesday each week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
  3. No parking along the south-bound lanes of the 100 Block of Main Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the 200 Block of Main Street from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the 300-400 Blocks of Main Street from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week;
  4. No parking along the south-bound lanes of the 500 through 700 Blocks of Main Street, 200 Block of Boulder Street and the 200 through 500 Blocks of Pine Street on Tuesday and Thursday each week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
  5. No parking is permitted on Meek Avenue from November 1st to April 1st; and,
  6. Parking restrictions are not in effect on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 1st to April 1st.

The parking plan also addresses year round, time-limited parking.  Parking will be limited to two hours in front of:

  1. Businesses located on the south-bound side of the 100 Block of Main Street;
  2. Businesses located on the south-bound side of the 300 Block of Main Street; and,
  3. North-bound side of the 400 Block of Main Street in front of St. Patrick’s Church.

SNOW REMOVAL

The Town of Minturn would like to remind residents, property owners and business owners in Minturn of the Municipal Codes that apply to snow removal within the Town limits: 

1.         Municipal Code Section 11-1-10

Snow Removal Required

"It is unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk or pathway alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow or ice."

2.       Municipal Code Section 11-1-40 (a)

Deposits On Public Ways Prohibited

"It is unlawful for any person to litter, track or deposit or cause to be littered, tracked or deposited, sand, gravel, rocks, mud, dirt, snow, ice or any other debris or material upon any street, sidewalk, alley or public place, or any portion thereof."

3.       Municipal Code Section 11-1-40- (b)

Deposits On Public Ways Prohibited

"The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable:

  1. Within the immediate area of any construction, maintenance or repair project of any street or alley or any water main, sewer main, electricity
    main, gas line, telephone line or any appurtenances thereto;
  2. To deposits of sand, dirt or material necessary for the protection of the 
    public safety; and,
  3. To public areas designated for the dumping or depositing of said
    materials (Ord. 15-2008-1)."

4Municipal Code Section 11-1-50

Snowplows

"Snowplow operators shall not deposit snow or ice on any private property without the written permission of the property owner to which the snow will be deposited and with written approval from the Town."

SNOW DISPOSAL

The Town is once again offering a location site for snow disposal.  The snow disposal site will be located on Cemetery Road, past the Public Works Building and the LaFarge facility.  There will not be a fee for Minturn residents to utilize the snow disposal site for snow removal from their primary residence.  To schedule a time to dispose of snow, please contact the Town offices at 970-827-5645 and provide your name and contact number.  Public Works staff will be notified and return your call to schedule a time/appointment for you. 

There is a fee for commercial dumping of snow.  A $55.00 fee will be charged for a Tandem Truck full of snow and $90.00 fee will be charged for an End Dump vehicle full of snow.  Commercial businesses must contact the Town Clerk at the Town offices (970-827-5645, extension 102) to schedule use of the snow disposal site.

In conclusion, the Town would like to thank you for your time and cooperation in reference to the parking and snow removal processes that have been implemented within the Town of Minturn.  As always, the Town staff looks forward to serving you and working with you to continue making Minturn an amazing place to live, work and play. 

Should you have any questions related to this information, please contact Town staff at (970) 827-5645.

Jim White,
Town Manager