Public works issues reminder about mailboxes


NAUGATUCK — The Department of Public Works reminds residents it will not repair mailboxes or posts unless they are damaged by a borough vehicle or plow actually leaving the road and making contact with the box or post.

The borough will not replace a mailbox if it is fewer than six inches from the edge of the road.

It will not be responsible for mailboxes damaged by flying snow or ice from plows while clearing roads, and it is not responsible for damage to mailboxes and posts that are rotted, rusted or improperly constructed.

It is the responsibility of property owners to install and maintain mailboxes and posts in a condition that can withstand flying snow and ice.

Mailbox repairs or replacements will be made using standard pressure treated wood posts and a standard metal box. Expensive decorative mail boxes that are damaged and for some reason cannot be replaced with a standard box and post will be referred to the borough’s insurance carrier.

Any unresolved complaints can be referred to the Street Commission.