On October 10, 2023 the FLMD Board of Directors’ approved a new roads policy. This was done with a resolution amending The FLMD  Rules, Regulations, and By Laws. Below you will see the portion amended as well as a link for the resolution. If you have and questions please call District Manager Guy Patterson at 970-884-2925 or email manager@flmd.com

5.3 District ROW Parking and Towing. The Forest Lakes Metropolitan District does
hereby restate or amend certain policies relating to the roads and parking areas which
are owned by the District. The driving safety of your family is our primary concern
within the District. The Staff takes that responsibility seriously and are dedicated to
providing good road maintenance in our mountain community.

5.3.1 Parking. No overnight parking (between the hours of 10pm and 6am) is
permitted within right-of-way dedicated to the public within the District, which
includes public roadways and shoulders. In addition, no permanent or multi-day
parking is permitted by residents or guests on within right-of-way dedicated to the
public within the District. However, upon written application, the District may grant a
temporary parking permit for a resident, or guest, for good cause. Such a permit will
not include overnight parking. Construction parking is permitted (when necessary)
without a permit, but overnight parking is not allowed without specific approval.
Vehicles may be removed from any road or parking area which is maintained by the
District when, in the discretion of the District, such vehicle is impeding access or is
otherwise deemed to be a safety hazard or a maintenance obstruction. This policy does
not prohibit daytime parking by service providers or guests on roadway shoulders as
long as such temporary parking does not constrict the roadway or otherwise impede
maintenance, snow removal or be deemed a safety hazard.

5.3.2 Warnings. When practical, a warning ticket or verbal communication will be
given prior to towing the vehicle. Warning tickets are solely in the discretion of the
District, and the District has no obligation to issue a warning ticket. No warning will
be given for a second violation. During the snow season, any vehicle parked within
right-of-way dedicated to the public within the District during the storm or for 48
hours thereafter, may be immediately towed without such warnings. Warnings are
only meant to impart notice to facilitate immediate removal and are not meant to
create any kind of grace period during which no action is required by the owner.
Towing is done at the owners expense.

5.3.3 Winter Maintenance. The main roads within the District receive priority
maintenance for snow removal. During winter storms, many of the District’s roads are
plowed several times a day, as conditions require. Low volume roads may not be
plowed until major roadways have been cleared.

5.3.4 Other Matters Related to Snow Removal. The District road right-of-ways average
50 feet. This area is needed for snow storage, drainage and signage. At times, it is
necessary to plow snow well off the road into the right-of-way to make room for the
next storm. Homeowners and residents should be cautious about landscaping and
placing objects in the rights-of-way, which could be damaged by the snowplows. Trash
containers should be put out as near as possible to the pickup time and thereafter
promptly removed. Snowplow drivers are careful to avoid contact with items in the
right-of-way whenever possible. An unfortunate by-product of snow removal can be a
ridge of snow which sometimes blocks driveways. With hundreds of homes it is
impossible for District crews to clear individual driveways. Homeowners and residents
are responsible for maintaining their own driveways. When clearing a driveway, be
aware that is not permissible to push or throw snow onto or across the roadway.
Residents must dispose of snow on their own property. Snow pushed into the road not
only makes plowing more difficult for road crews, but also creates a dangerous
obstacle in the roadway and a nuisance to neighbors.

Resolution 2023-04