“Mountain View Neighbors in Need” Program
The Farmers’ Almanac, the annual North American periodical predictor of long-rage weather since 1818, is calling for a Colorado frigid and snowy winter with an above-average amount of snow.
If the Farmers’ Almanac predication becomes reality, community members must adhere to the Mountain View Town Code, Sec. 11-2-10. Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks.
Article 2 states that an owner, tenant, occupant, lessee shall remove and clear away snow and ice on the sidewalk and driveway within twenty-four hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain.
To assist with the responsibility for timely residential snow removal, Mountain View Public Works Director Gene Bird is asking for volunteers to accommodate the elderly, disabled and any resident unable to clear residential sidewalk and driveway areas.
Although, the residential snow removal program is in the organizational phase, Bird presently refers to the program as Mountain View Neighbors in Need.
“I am guessing that there are a dozen or more families in town that may need help with their walks this winter,” informs Bird.
Volunteers can sign-up to cover one or more walks depending on their desired time commitment, and will use their own shovel or snow blower or the equipment of the resident. Bird emphasizes that the number of volunteers will determine the number of residents that can be assisted.
“This opportunity just might be a great way to meet some of our neighbors,” encourages Bird.
Once the program is underway, Bird anticipates no necessity for a call to duty contact on snowy days as volunteers will know in advance a specific address. This system will allow flexibility for program participants, as each volunteer can independently initiate and complete the task of snow clearing within the required twenty-four hour timeline.
Bird adds, “If the Mountain View Neighbors In Need program is well received by the community, it may expand into the spring and summer to lend a hand with other seasonal yard maintenance chores.”
With the first snowfall recorded in the weather book weeks ago, and the prediction of a Colorado frigid and above-average snowy winter, give back to the community and make a difference. Volunteer your service.
Contact Public Works Director Gene Bird @ email@example.com or 720-255-9130 to sign-up for the Mountain View Neighbors in Need program.
A Post Election Message from Mayor Glenn Levy
“I’d like to thank everybody who contributed to a strong turnout in this year’s election. With the election behind us, I look forward to working with the new town council and our residents to continue improving our town,” announced Mayor Glenn Levy.
Levy notes that it is vital for residents to be informed and engaged. “I encourage everyone to learn firsthand about the town council’s priorities and process by attending our public meetings, held on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m.”