James P. Daley, Highway Superintendent
Wickaboag Valley Road will be closed to through traffic beginning on March 13th, until completion of the Sucker Bridge Project.
Town of West Brookfield Snow and Mailbox Policy
The Town of West Brookfield does not replace mailboxes unless a plow, working for the Town, goes off the roadway and physically hits the mailbox. Most times, mailboxes are damaged from the force of the snow being pushed off the road and not by the plow hitting it. Mailboxes should be checked prior to the snow season for stability and make repairs or replace prior to the cold weather. If a mailbox is struck physically, the maximum refund to the homeowner is up to $50.00.
The town of West Brookfield may, subject to the appropriation therefor at the Annual Town Meeting, make temporary repairs on private ways, consisting of the filling in of potholes or depressions, resurfacing, or any other actions reasonably necessary to provide for the safe passage of Town Vehicles and the general public, but said repairs shall not include reconstruction or repairs of drainage facilities. No such repairs shall me made unless: (A) all abutters to the private way to be repaired sign an agreement releasing the Town from all claims for damages caused by defects in said private way, and covenanting not to sue the Town for any such damages; (B) those persons or entities holding the property rights to use the private way to be repaired, to the extent such persons or entities can reasonably be determined, sign an agreement with the Town to maintain said private way at their own expense for at least six years subsequent to the completion of any temporary repairs by the Town of said way pursuant to this By-law; and (C) the Selectmen have declared such repairs to be a required public necessity. The Selectmen shall schedule such repairs based upon the annual appropriation therefor.
No betterment charges shall be assessed and no cash deposit shall be required for such repairs.