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Seasonal Ordinances
The Highway Department Employees are instructed to use every precaution possible but many times do inadvertently strike, or push over a box during periods of low visibility. This is particularly true when the boxes are located close to the highway. The snow windrow must be pushed back as far as possible for many reasons such as (1) traffic safety, (2) space for future snow storage, (3) prevention of melting snow water from running onto the pavement, and (4) to permit maximum possible view of traffic on the highway by people leaving walks or driveways. This last requirement is the reason that protruding snow mounds at driveways or mailbox sites cannot be allowed to remain. They are very dangerous to both highway traffic and foot or vehicle traffic from the property. Unless mailboxes are located on private property, the Highway Department cannot assume responsibility for striking or burying them, or for pushing them over due to the weight of the snow windrow. Mailboxes located within highway limits exist by sufferance only with the responsibility assumed solely by the owner.

Snow Obstruction Ordinance 02-2001
It shall be unlawful for any person to put or place, or cause to be put or placed, any snow or ice upon the surface , of the traveled portion of any town maintained roadway or, to plow, or cause to be plowed, any snow across any town maintained roadway, which causes obstruction to traffic or reduces the traffic way. Any person violating this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), plus the cost of removing snow or ice by the Highway Department. Please keep in mind that there are a number of portable basketball hoops that are placed within the town right of way. These too, must be moved. Any damage done to items placed with in the town right of way is not the town’s responsibility. Obstructions intentionally placed in the town’s right of way causing damage to another, the cost of the damage becomes the responsibility of the person responsible for the obstruction.

Snow Emergency Ordinance 03-2001
It shall be unlawful for any person having custody or control of any vehicle to park or cause to be parked on any town road during snow removal, sanding, or salting operations. Members of the police department are hereby authorized to have towed any vehicle in violation of this ordinance. Any person violating this ordinanace shall be subject to a fine of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), and shall be responsible for any and all towing and storage charges.

Mailbox Policy 01-2004-HD
The Highway Department employees are instructed to use every precaution possible but many times do inadvertently strike, or push over a box during periods of low visibility. This is particularly true when the boxes are located close to the highway. The snow windrow must be pushed back as far as possible for many reasons such as (1) traffic safety, (2) space for future snow storage, (3) prevention of melting snow water from running onto the pavement, and (4) to permit maximum possible view of traffic on the highway by people leaving walks or driveways. This last requirement is the reason that protruding snow mounds at driveways or mailbox sites cannot be allowed to remain. They are very dangerous to both highway traffic and foot or vehicle traffic from the property. Unless mailboxes are located on private property, the Highway Department cannot assume responsibility for striking or burying them, or for pushing them over due to the weight of the snow windrow. Mailboxes located within highway limits exist by sufferance only with the responsibility assumed solely by the owner.


 
 
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8 Raymond Road, PO Box 159, Deerfield, NH 03037
Phone: (603) 463-8811   Fax: (603) 463-2820