It’s Mailbox Maintenance Time
With fall in full swing, crews are inspecting and readying vehicles for snow plowing. Sometimes the weight of the snow coming off the plow can knock down a mailbox, or sometimes a plow driver may hit a mailbox when plowing along the curb line. To reduce the chance of damage to your mailbox it is important that you to conduct an annual check-up and perform routine maintenance before the snow falls. Over time the ground settles and shifts which can cause your mailbox to sink, tip forward or be weakened so it is unable to handle the weight of the snow being pushed against it. Check the condition of your post and mailbox to make sure it is strong enough to withstand snow coming off the end of the plow. And remember to clear the area around your mailbox after every snowfall.
The City of Pewaukee is compiling an inventory of mailboxes found in poor condition. You may be notified if we find that your mailbox needs to be repaired or replaced. Guidelines regarding mailbox placement are available on the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm. Please Note: If you do not make necessary repairs or replacement, the City will not repair your mailbox if it is damaged during snowplow operations. The Department of Public Works staff appreciates your patience and understanding during our cold and snowy Wisconsin winters.