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New Milford Winter Regulations Reminder

December 21 is the first day of winter. With the onset of the winter season a ban on overnight parking on all town roads is in effect starting November 15 and ending March 15.

Section 20-1(h)(1) of the Town Charter states, “No person shall park any motor vehicle and permit it to remain stationary overnight within the limits of any public highway so as to create a nuisance or hazard during the time of falling snow, sleet or freezing rain or to obstruct or interfere with snow removal and/or sanding.”

Section 20-1(h)(2) of the Town Charter states, “No person shall park any motor vehicle or permit it to remain stationary overnight within the limits of any Town highway during each calendar year from November 15 through December 31 and from January 1 through March 15.”

 Any vehicle hindering snow removal operations will be fined and/or towed if not removed from the public roadway. Overnight parking is allowed in the Patriots Way Parking lot and behind Town Hall on Church St. 

 Blowing or pushing snow or ice onto town roads is prohibited. Snow pushed into roads can be a dangerous obstruction and can create ice.

Section 18-24(r) of the town charter states, “No person, firm or corporation shall discharge any snow from any private driveway, road or parking area upon any town highway.”

The Department of Public Works will not be responsible for mailbox damage from snow being discharged from snow removal equipment during winter weather operations regardless of whether the mailbox was properly installed, improperly installed or poor maintenance is evident (i.e. post rotted, etc.). The responsibility for making repairs shall be borne by the property owner. Temporary plywood shields are encouraged as an effort to help stop snow damage to mailboxes.

When a mailbox is damaged by “direct contact” from snow removal equipment, the town will repair or replace the mailbox at no cost to the property owner. Decorative and specialty mailboxes are not required and therefore will be replaced to USPS standards (https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm) with a standard mailbox and post. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Proper installation and maintenance of your mailbox and post will help to prevent damage during snow removal operations.

For more information, call the Public Works Dept. at 860-355-6040 or http://fixnewmilford.com/knowledge-base/

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This website is meant as a communication tool for residents, business owners, and visitors to the Town of New Milford, CT.

FixNewMilford.com is available for you to talk with our Public Works Department to ensure that our Town roads, bridges, and facilities are safe, in good condition, and the appearance of these roadways and public properties reflect the values of New Milford residents, Town Government and agencies.

Please let us know if you have a question or comment, see something you believe needs attention, make an observation or give us a recommendation.  We have over forty employees but we don’t see everything.  The residents, business owners and visitors provide us with a lot more eyes to make observations. 

We will follow up on each submission, review and/or investigate the issue.

If something needs to be done, we will prioritize and correct it as soon as possible.  We will get back to you with a call, an email or a personal visit.

The Public Works Team is here to serve the Town and our goal is to provide New Milford with Best in Class service.

Thank you for visiting and we are proud to serve you!

-Jack Healy, Director, New Milford Public Works