Resolution # 1-2008
A Resolution Clarifying the Responsibility of the Road & Bridge Department as to the Removal of Snow from Driveways and Damage to Mailboxes and Other Objects Erected in County Easements and Rights-of-Way Caused by Snowplowing Operations
WHEREAS, in order to protect the safety of the traveling public and maintain the efficient movement of traffic, the Road & Bridge Department needs the ability to remove and store elements such as snow and ice and any other material that is deposited onto county roads by nature or humans and onto the County easements and rights-of-way in the most efficient manner
WHEREAS, snow plowing operations at times causes snow to be plowed into driveway entrances, sometimes referred to as windrows; and
WHEREAS; such driveway entrances are located in County easements or rights-of-way; and
WHEREAS, Montezuma County recognizes the public requires the ability to erect and maintain mailboxes in order to send and receive United States Postal Service from their homes or businesses; and
WHEREAS, at times mailboxes are damaged by snowplowing operations; and
WHEREAS, such mailboxes are located in County easements or rights-of-way
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT
Section 1: The Road & Bridge Department is not responsible for the removal of snow and ice and other material or clement that is deposited into driveways located in County casements or rights-of-way cause by snowplowing operations.
Section 2: The Road & Bridge Department is not responsible to replace or repair any damage caused to mailboxes and other objects erected in County easement or rights-of-way.
Section 3: Nothing in this resolution shall be construed to negate anything in Montezuma County Resolution Nos. 11 -1995 and 20-1991, the Montezuma County Road & Bridge Standard Specifications, or any other policy adopted by Montezuma County concerning roads.