Occasionally, mailboxes or other property is damaged by snow plowing operations due to poor visibility, the mailbox being buried in a snow bank, or the weight/volume of the snow being plowed. If such damage is indeed caused by snow removal, it is not done intentionally, but is an unfortunate consequence of snow removal. Please inspect your mailbox and post to ensure that it is in good condition. Many of the mailboxes that are damaged are not securely attached to the post and many of the posts are rotted at the bottom. Having the box and post in good working condition will help to cut down on any damage caused by the plow. At the discretion of the Highway Department, we will repair, replace, or re-erect boxes that are located within the highway right of way. The Town will only repair damages caused by Town personnel or equipment. Please contact the Highway Department to report any damage using our Report a Concern online tool.
Please be mindful of your basketball hoops and any other obstructions during leaf vacuuming and snow plowing season. Please remove these and any other obstructions from the Town’s right of way. The Town will not be responsible for any damages that may occur during the Fall vacuuming and Winter plowing season.
The town will repair lawns and driveways damaged by town snowplows. As a rule, the town does not repair private improvements (fences, sprinklers, rock gardens, etc.) installed in the highway right of way because the Town Code prohibits placing these items in the right of way.
Restoration of plow damage to sod and blacktop is generally completed in May and June. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Highway Department by using our Report a Concern online tool.