A mild winter so far has kept the snow shovels and snow blowers idle, but with spring snowstorms in the forecast the City of Centennial is encouraging residents and business owners to keep the sidewalks and parking lots shoveled.
In fact the city has started a “Snow Hero” community initiative to keep pathways clear of snow and ice.
"Many people rely on walking or public transit as their primary travel method and having a wide, snow-free pathway will help them safely reach their destination," said Centennial City Manager John Danielson in a news release. "It is easy to be a Centennial Snow Hero, simply clear the snow and ice from your property to show your family, friends, patrons and neighbors that you care about their well-being," he added.
Centennial doesn’t have a snow removal ordinance but relies on residents and business owners to voluntarily shovel their walks and parking lots within 24 hours of a storm.
The city created the Centennial Snow Hero initiative after receiving feedback from the community on the need for snow removal in business parks and multi-family residential buildings.
"We are asking our community to be a good neighbor and create safe access paths to homes and businesses," said Danielson, "We are all pedestrians at some point during our day and benefit from having slip-free walkways.”
The city also wants to know who the “Snow Heroes” are in the community. Centennial has set up online application for residents to nominate homeowners, businesses and community organizations that keep the walkways clear.
Nominees will receive a Centennial Snow Hero window decal for their home or business and be recognized on the city’s website.