Town of Vinland, WI
Winnebago County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Vinland as § 6-3-6 of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 276-1 Placement of rural mailboxes.

Rural mailboxes are prohibited on the right-of-way of all highways within the Town of Vinland 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 and are 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. 
Mailboxes and newspaper tubes must be located on the side of the road as required by the United States Postal Service. The newspaper tube shall be at least one foot from the paved portion of the highway.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
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 object of any kind shall be attached to the mailbox, newspaper tube or their supports. No other objects, including, but not limited to, landscaping boulders or fences 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 Vinland to locate and remove obstructing mailboxes.

§ 276-2 Violations and penalties. [1]

Violations of this chapter are punishable as provided in § 1-4, General penalty, of the Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).