Public works reminds residents of mailbox policy

NAUGATUCK — The Department of Public Works issued a reminder to residents of its policy regarding mailboxes damaged during snow plowing.

Under the policy, the borough will not repair mailboxes or posts unless they are damaged by a borough vehicle or plow that leaves the road and makes contact with the box or post. Mailboxes must be at least 6 inches from the edge of the road.

The borough is also not responsible for mailboxes damaged by flying snow or ice from plows clearing roads, under the policy.

Upon request, the department will review any damage. Mailbox repairs or replacements will be made using standard pressure treated wood posts and standard metal box. Decorative mail boxes that are damaged and for cannot be replaced with a standard box and post will be referred to the borough’s insurance carrier.

For information, call 203-720-7071.