Mail Boxes / Newspaper Tubes - Village of Eden
ORDINANCE PROHIBITING RURAL DELIVERY MAILBOXES
AND NEWSPAPER TUBES
The Village Board of the Village of Eden does hereby ordain as follows:
No rural delivery mailboxes shall be erected or caused to be erected within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Eden. A rural delivery mailbox is defined as a residential mail delivery receptacle the design and construction of which is approved by the U.S. Postal Service for delivery of mail directly from the operator of a motor vehicle; said receptacle is typically fastened to a free standing post and adjacent to the shoulder of a roadway. In addition, no newspaper tubes shall be erected or caused to be erected within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Eden. A newspaper tube is defined as a residential receptacle for newspapers typically fastened to a post adjacent to the shoulder of a roadway enabling the placement of a newspaper therein directly from a motor vehicle. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the police powers of the Village to promote the general esthetics of the Village, to prevent interference with snow removal, to prevent interference with parked vehicles and to prevent damages to shallow underground utilities caused by post hole excavation adjacent to Village streets and curbs.
Violation of this Ordinance may result in the imposition of a penalty of up to $500. In addition, the Village may request and the Court shall order removal of said rural delivery mailbox and/or newspaper tube with the cost thereof chargeable to the defendant. Enforcement action by the Village for violations of this Ordinance may be initiated by the Village President on behalf of the Village of Eden.
This Ordinance is effective on the date following its publication.