Town of Koshkonong, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Koshkonong as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Right-of-way access — See Ch. 432.
[Adopted as Sec. 6-3-6 of the 1996 Code]
Rural mailboxes are prohibited on the right-of-way of all highways within the Town of Koshkonong except as hereinafter provided:
A. 
Mailboxes are approved only if they are of a construction or design approved by the United States Postal Service or previously approved by the Postmaster.
B. 
Newspaper tubes are permitted only if provided by the newspaper or of a construction or design that will not present a hazard to the public use of the right-of-way.
C. 
A nameplate bearing the name and address number of the mailbox owner shall be permitted on each box.
D. 
The support for the mailbox and newspaper tube shall adhere to the standards governing construction of mailbox supports as established by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and shall not constitute a hazard to the public use of the right-of-way.
E. 
Mailbox and newspaper tubes must be located on the side of the road required by the United States Postal Service and so that the door to the mailbox or protruding end of the newspaper tube is at least one foot from the paved portion of the highway.
F. 
The owner of each mailbox and/or newspaper tube shall, within 24 hours after the end of each snowfall, remove all snow and ice which has fallen or accumulated in front of said mailbox and/or said newspaper tube and shall remove the snow for a distance of 15 feet to each side of said mailbox and/or newspaper tube.
G. 
No other objects, including, but not limited to, landscaping boulders, fences or brick standards, may be placed on the right-of-way.
H. 
This section is not intended to and shall not be construed to create any affirmative duty on the part of the Town of Koshkonong to locate and remove obstructing mailboxes.
[Added 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1]
Violations of this article shall be subject to the penalty provided in § 1-3, General penalty.
[Adopted as Sec. 6-3-7 of the 1996 Code]
The Town of Koshkonong will replace mailboxes damaged on the Town road system where it has been determined that:
A. 
Physical damage, which can be proven and documented by the owner or the Town, was caused by actual Town equipment contact.
B. 
The mailbox is of standard design and placed in conformance with U.S. Post Office standards.
C. 
The existing installation, mailbox and mailbox post were in good repair.
The Town of Koshkonong will not replace mailboxes damaged on the Town road system where it has been determined that:
A. 
The mailbox was not of standard design, or not placed in conformance with U.S. Post Office standards, even though it may have been damaged by Town equipment.
B. 
The mailbox, post and installation were not in good repair.
C. 
Evidence indicates that the weight of plowed snow resulted in the damage to the mailbox and/or post.
The replacement of mailboxes by the Town of Koshkonong shall be limited to a $25 payment. Special decorative mailboxes and/or posts will not be provided. If the owner wishes to install a decorative mailbox and/or post that meets standards, it shall be at the owner's expense.