Who is responsible for damaged mailboxes?

Mailboxes installed along roadways are at the risk of the owner. Damage to mailboxes due to lack of owner maintenance, heavy snow from plowing, or vandalism is not the responsibility of the city. Postal regulations require residents to clear snow from in front of mailboxes to allow for mail delivery. Snowplow operators make every effort to remove windrowed snow as close as possible to mailboxes. However, it is not possible to provide perfect conditions and minimize damage to mailboxes with the size and type of snow removal equipment the city uses. The city will replace mailboxes that are damaged, broken, or knocked down only if there was a direct hit by a city plow or city vehicle, provided the mailbox was installed to United States Postal Service standards.

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1. Why doesn't the city plow my street when they go by?
2. Why aren’t the streets in front of my house plowed after every storm?
3. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?
4. Why do snowplows sometimes push snow back into driveway entrances and sidewalks??
5. What if I have an emergency and my street isn’t plowed?
6. Who is responsible for damaged mailboxes?
7. How many snow removal districts are in the City of Montrose and what equipment is available?
8. What can I expect regarding snow removal activities prior to, during, and after the storm?
9. Does the City of Montrose perform snow removal for all primary roadways within the city limits?
10. How does the City of Montrose plan for snow removal?