Shake Your Mailbox!

It's that time of the year, the Public Works Department is requesting residents to "SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE - Shake your mailbox, shake your mailbox!"

The best time to check your mailbox is when the weather is cooperative, and especially before snow begins to fall. The weather is conducive to shaking it out to see what repairs are needed. Doing it sooner, rather than later, will save many headaches compared to doing it in the winter.

As the sports saying goes, the best offense is a good defense. To defend your decorative or oversized mailbox against the forces of snow removal operations, replacing it with an inexpensive standard mailbox is a good offensive action. Snow and ice coming off the plow at 35 MPH and in the mass quantities pack a much bigger punch than any snowball ever could!