Public Works and Streets

Department of Public Works

Mailbox Damage and Replacement

mailboxThe Village of Lakeview Department of Public Works (DPW) attempts to preserve the integrity of mailboxes and posts during winter snow and ice control operations. However, there are occasions where mailboxes or posts can become damaged during winter maintenance operations including scraping and plowing operations. Residents are encouraged to inspect their mailboxes and posts in the fall of the year, and replace deteriorated or rotten posts and mailboxes prior to the upcoming winter season.

Mailboxes and/or posts that are damaged as a result of physical contact with a Village snow control unit will be replaced by the Village at no charge to the resident. Mailboxes and/or posts that are damaged by snow or other debris scraped or plowed into the mailbox or post will not be replaced by the Village. An employee of the Village DPW may inspect the damaged mailbox in an attempt to determine the cause of the damage and determine the responsibility and course of action.

Any mailbox deemed to have been damaged by direct contact with Village equipment will be replaced with a standard mailbox as determined by the Village employee. Any post determined to have been damaged by direct contact with Village equipment will be replaced with a standard wooden mailbox post available at local hardware or supply stores.

Our DPW Works for You

Lakeview DPW TruckThe Department of Public Works maintains the Village water and sewer systems, 12 miles of streets, 35,000 feet of sidewalk, over 100 trees, 3 parks, the cemetery, airport, removes brush and leaves and provides equipment and vehicle maintenance.

The Village of Lakeview makes every effort to maintain a quality of life reflective of a high level of public service, and we need your help. If you are reporting any issues you feel need our attention, please call 989-352-6322, send us a message here via our website, or find us on our Facebook page. If you require follow-up on your reported issue, please note that in your correspondence.

If you see a water main or service line break anywhere in the Village or have a sewer backup in your home, please call (989) 818-0911 immediately. This is the Department of Public Works Emergency Line, and one of our staff will assist you.

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Village of Lakeview

315 Lincoln Avenue
Lakeview, Michigan 48850
Phone (989) 352-6322
Fax (989) 352-6378
Emergency: Phone 911