Why do I have to place my mailbox to comply with City specifications?

Each year during snow removal, some residents are inconvenienced because city crews inadvertently damage their mailboxes. During a check of the area, we have determined that your mailbox is placed too near the street on the city right-of-way.

We are advising you now to give you ample time to relocate your mailbox prior to snow removal next winter. Please position your mailbox to conform to the following drawing.

If you move your mailbox to conform to the drawing, please notify the Street Department at 293-3126. At that time, we will accept responsibility for damages caused by the snow plow. The property owner is still responsible to have a properly sized post and have the mailbox securely fastened to the post.

I have conferred with the Post Office and they agree that mailboxes placed according to the drawing are acceptable.