City Of Pierre Looking To Change Ordinance On Mailbox Placement

The City of Pierre is looking to take a page from the US Postal Service when it comes to street side residential mailboxes. Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the current ordinance was last considered in 1977…

The ordinance will not require mailboxes be retrofitted to become compliant, only replacement or new installation of mailboxes. Palmer says safety is big part of the ordinance update…

The changes will also help avoid damage from snow plows moving snow. Boxes can be hit either by the blade itself or the flow of snow being pushed by the plow…

Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says it comes down to responsibility…

Proper dimensions for new mailbox installation can be found by going to the United States Postal Service website. Second reading of the ordinance change will be held in two weeks, giving the public time to give any input on the proposed changes.