Letter: Minturn’s snowy sidewalks demand attention | VailDaily.com

Letter: Minturn’s snowy sidewalks demand attention

Liz Campbell
Minturn, CO Colorado

Minturn Town Councilman Jerry Bumgarner along with other Enclave residents refuse to shovel their sidewalks. Accoring to JB and a letter submitted to the town on behalf of the Enclave Property Owner’s Assocation, it is too difficult to shovel the sidewalk when the Colorado Department of Transportation plows snow from Highway 24 onto the sidewalk.

I live on Main Street within one block of the Enclave and can empathize with their plight. It is very difficult to shovel the snow CDOT pushes onto the sidewalk, and if property owners don’t stay on top of the shoveling, a 4-foot-high wall of snow and ice quickly develops making the sidewalks untenable ” just look at the Enclave’s sidewalk. I have complained about their sidewalk for about nine years, but JB and the town have refused to address this blatant disregard for the law. Each time I ask JB about the sidewalk he comments about how difficult shoveling Main Street sidewalks is and thinks the town is partly responsbile ” he suggested the town was “storing” snow on his sidewalk. Now the Enclave property owners’ association is asking for an exception to the sidewalk shoveling law and will meet with town officials next week.

So … is the town going to start taking care of their sidewalks and if so, will they take care of all of Main Street? What about all the new sidewalks that Ginn has promised. Will they take care of those as well?

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