[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Jefferson 2-4-2009 by Ord. No. 7-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this ordinance were originally adopted as Ch. 83 but were renumbered in order to maintain the organizational structure of the Code.
All mailboxes for the receipt of United States mail located within the Township of Jefferson shall be constructed with the following specifications:
Every mailbox used for the receipt of mail shall have been approved by the United States Postal Service.
The front of the mailbox must be a minimum of eight inches from the curbline or edge of pavement of every roadway. If there is no pavement on the road, then it is from the generally accepted travel portion of the road.
The bottom of the mailbox must be at least 41 inches and no more than 45 inches above the roadway elevation.
All posts to support the mailbox shall be constructed of pressure-treated lumber having dimensions of no less than four inches by four inches and being installed at least 30 inches below grade.
Number 8 minimum size screws that are weather resistant shall be used for the assembly of the mailbox and post. No nails for the construction of the same shall be permitted.
All mailboxes within the Township that do not meet these requirements upon the effective date of this chapter shall have eight months from the effective date of this chapter to comply with these requirements.
In the event Township vehicles or Township employees, in the process of clearing snow and ice from the road or doing maintenance or construction work, destroy or damage any mailbox and the support therefor, the Township shall pay no more than $25 for destruction or significant damage to a mailbox, and no more than $15 for destruction or significant damage to the support. In the event that the mailbox and support damaged do not comply with the requirements of this chapter, the Township reserves the right not to make such payment or to make a payment at a lower amount.