Southern Ute Indian Tribe Membership Only
SNOW PLOWING – DRIVEWAYS
The Tribe will make every attempt to plow snow quickly and properly. The order of priority is: 1st) Dialysis Patients; 2nd) Disabled/Frail Tribal Members; and, 3rd) Tribal Member Elders. Snow plowing for all other Tribal Members is performed by dividing plow routes into designated areas shown below. Snow plowing will begin when snow accumulation is over five (5) inches. Dialysis/Disabled/Frail Tribal Members snow shoveling will begin when snow accumulation is over three (3) inches. This service is provided to Southern Ute Membership only (No Rentals) Member must be living in residence. Please be patient during heavy snows, the drivers are making every attempt to get to you quickly.
Construction Services Route: 563-0260
Motor Pool Route: 563-0280
Custom Farm Route: 563-0220
BIA Route: 563-9484 & Forestry Fuels Crew: 563-4780
Housing Authority Route: 563-4575
Grounds Maintenance: 563-0272
During times of snow accumulations of 5 or more inches, please move your vehicles to the side so the drivers can plow an area for you to park in. Our drivers will do their best to avoid plowing snow behind or close to your walkways and vehicles. Please understand our drivers do their best to serve you and many others during snow storms and they may be delayed if they get stuck or have equipment failure or difficulties. Also please know our plow drivers must be able to plow snow and cannot devote time to manual snow removal. Please remember to move personal items such as bikes, lawn mowers, water hoses, planter boxes or any other item out of the way, so that they do not get damaged by the snow plows.
If you are an Elder or Disabled and you need assistance with manual snow removal, please contact Tribal Housing at 563-4710. Information on Tribal Office closures, weather reports, and clinic updates is available by calling the Tribal Hotline at 563-4800. 1st and 2nd Priority Only: Please contact department to notify them of early morning doctor appointments.
Walkways and Roof – Snow Removal
Snow removal from walkways and roofs order of priority is: members. In general, roof snow will be removed if the snow depth accumulates to a level where safety concerns are evident or potential damage to roof or structures may occur. If you believe you should be included in one of the categories, please contact Forestry Fuels 563-4780.
Livestock – Snow Plowing
Plowing snow for livestock is done by the Ag. Division and is low on the priority list. There is a minimum charge of $35 due in advance for all livestock snowplowing. $35 per hour for the first hour and then $30 per hour for time in excess of one hour plus .35 cents per mile one way for travel time on livestock snow plowing. Contact Agriculture Division, Custom Farm at 563-0220 if you wish to pay for these services.