The Town of Orange Highway Department would like to remind homeowners of the town’s mailbox policy.
The Highway Department does not replace mailboxes or posts. If the slush from the snowplows knocks off a mailbox or breaks a post, the homeowner is responsible. Only if the Highway Department initiates contact with the homeowner will the post be repaired or the box replaced. Slush and snow thrown from the plows is unavoidable.
It is up to the homeowner to take preventative steps to protect their mailbox.
The Highway Department suggests you do not use plastic mailboxes or posts. The plastic cannot withstand frigid cold temperatures. When slush or snow impacts cold plastic the plastic will shatter. We suggest using a good 4” x 4” wooden post or a 2″ pipe with a metal box. This combination seems to be most durable.