In an effort to keep the residents of Newton informed of the policy for providing timely, efficient and cost-effective winter maintenance on the town roads, residents are to be made aware that any devices located within the town's limits are the responsibility of the property owner. All devices excluding mailboxes are to be removed from the town limits before November 15th or the first snow fall. Below is an excerpt from the "Town of Newton Winter Operations for Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy"....
DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY
Occasionally mailboxes or other devices such as markers, stakes, vehicles and sports equipment are damaged by snow plowing operations due to poor visibility, being buried in a snow bank or the weight/volume of the snow being plowed. This damage is not deliberate and in most cases is unavoidable. These devices are located within the town limits and are the responsibility of the property owner. The Road Agent will work with the owner to locate the safest possible location and to offer advice to minimize potential damage. The town requires for all devices excluding mailboxes to be removed from the town limits before November 15th or the first snow fall. (Selectmen’s Meeting, October 26, 2009)
To view the full text of the policy click here or you may inquire at the Town Hall Selectmen’s Office.