Because mailboxes are close to the edge of the roadway, mailboxes are subject to damage from passing traffic and particularly vulnerable to snowplowing operations.
Town snowplow operators make every effort to minimize damage to mailboxes, but at times, due to the weight of the snow coming off the plow blade, damage is unavoidable. Please take some time to inspect your mailbox. If your mailbox moves when shaken, the mailbox and/or post may not be able to withstand standard snow removal operations.
Public Works staff will attempt to repair mailboxes within four (4) days of notification of damage, provided it can be determined, by the Public Works Department, that the Town was responsible for damages. Public Works staff will provide a temporary mailbox as soon as possible if the damage cannot be repaired immediately. Please note – damage caused by the actual throwing of snow is not typically considered to be the responsibility of the Town.
Please report damage to the Town Office at 608 845-7187 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.