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Roadside Mailbox Damage

If your roadside mailbox becomes a casualty of the Village of Wonder Lake’s war with the wintertime elements, the village will replace it only if damaged directly by a village owned and operated snowplow. However if damage was caused by the windrow (wall of flying snow) hurled by a passing plow, the village will not repair or replace it. Sturdiness should be considered when you purchase and install your mailbox in a legal manor. It should be able to withstand the force, weight, and sweep of snow flung by the passing plow. Replacement of mailboxes damaged as a result of being struck by a village plow will be with a standard unit set on a Weather treated 4X4 wooden post. Please bear in mind, however that since the village crews are often frequently committed to several consecutive days of plowing and salting, downed mailboxes cannot be replaced immediately. In that case you will have to pick up your mail at the post office until your box is back in place.