MAILBOX REPAIR POLICY
The Town of Salem, New Hampshire’s Mailbox Repair Policy for the repair of mailboxes and/or posts that are damaged from the Town’s snow removal effort is as follows:
B. DPW will, as soon as practical, dispatch an employee to assess and, if determined to be caused by Town operations, authorized the necessary repairs.
C. If, in the opinion of the DPW, the existing box/post is beyond repair to accept normal delivery it will be replaced with a standard white or black mailbox and a 4X4 wood pressure treated post supplied by the Town. Should it be impossible, due to ground conditions, to install a new ground post at this time, a temporary repair will be attempted so as the residence will be able to receive mail until spring. A DPW tag with a note will be attached to the temporary repair that explains that we will be back at a later date to make the permanent repairs.
This policy in no way is meant that the Town of Salem, NH accepts responsibility for damage within it’s ROW as stated in RSA 231:92-a nor does it imply that the Town accepts responsibility for interruption in mail service for any length of time until a repair temporary or permanent can be made.
This policy outlines the Department’s intent to maintain good public relations with the residents in the community even though state RSA exempts the Town for damage within their ROW’s.
As approved by the Salem Board of Selectmen
Transfer Station Hours - 101-129 Shannon Rd., Salem, NH #890-2164Tuesday thru Saturday 7:00 AM to 2:45 PMWednesday 7:00 AM to 6:45 PMClosed - Sunday and Monday
Effective January 1, 2013, C&D stickers are available for purchase for Salem residents at the Town Clerk's Office #890-2110. Stickers are $25.00 each and are good for use up to 500 pounds(to be disposed of at one time) and up to 3 stickers for a total of 1500 pounds can be used at one visit of C&D materials to be disposed of at the LL&S Transfer Station (privately owned) on 87 Lowell Rd., alem, NH. Please call LL&S @ 603-894-9800 for acceptable materials to be disposed and hours of operation. There is a limit of three (3) stickers per household to be purchased through 12/31/2013. Please note this is separate from the Transfer Station sticker and the 3 bulky coupons for use at the Town Transfer Station on Shannon Road.
Disposal of Television and Computer Monitors: Effective 10/06/09 - A video device coupon is required to be attached to any video device with a screen measuring 4" or greater diagonally. Coupons can be obtained at the Town Hall collection window for a $5.00 fee. One coupon is required for each device.
2013 TRANSFER STATION PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE @ THE CLERKS OFFICE AT TOWN HALL
C&D (CONSTRUCTION & DEBRIS) WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATION EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2012; EXAMPLES OF C&D ARE CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS, WOOD, SHEET ROCK, PLASTER, PLASTERED ITEMS, WOOD CRATES, PALLETS, ASPHALT ROOF SHINGLES, FLOORING MATERIALS.
LL&S Recycling Facility, 87 Lowell Rd in Salem will accept C&D from Salem residents, effective January 1, 2013. C&D coupons are available for purchase , for Salem residents only, at the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall for $25.00 each and are good for the disposal of up to 500 pounds each. Each Salem household may purchase a maximum of up to three (3) C&D coupons per year, allowing for the disposal of 1,500 pounds annually per household. A current Transfer Station permit is required in order to purchase C&D coupons.
BULKY COUPONS WILL STILL BE NEEDED FOR FURNITURE, CHAIRS, COUCHES, STUFFED FURNITURE, MATTRESSESS, BOX SPRINGS, CARPET, VINYL SIDING, ETC.
Single Stream Recvcling
Recycling is mandatory in Salem, as per Town Code Chapter 302. Recycling made simple- It all goes together: These items are deposited in the same area; there is no need to separate:
Cardboard pizza boxes (with no food, oil is OK), Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs Telephone/Soft Cover Books, Junk MaillEnvelopes (all types), Paper (all colors, staples/paperclips are okay), Paperboard (cereal/shoe boxes), Milk/Juice Cartons, Cardboard, Brown Paper Bags, Plastic Bottles and plastic containers #1-7, SodaiJuicelWater Bottles (glass or plastic), Milk Jugs, Bleach & Detergent Bottles, Shampoo Bottles, Food containers (cottage cheese/margarine/yogurt, etc.), Glass Bottles/Jars (any color) Aluminum (pie plates/trays/foil), Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)
and Plastic Toys with (#'s1-7).
These items CANNOT be recycled:
Dirty paper (paper plates, tissues), plastic bags, light bulbs, plate or pane glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, ceramics, broken glass, automotive product cans, aerosol cans, paint cans, plastic wrap, motor oil bottles or anti-freeze bottles, foam packing, Styrofoam, PVC pipes, and any household hazardous waste items.
HELP SALEM SAVE $57.00 PER TON BY RECYCLING !!!
Our Mission StatementThe Department of Public Works will provide support to the citizens of Salem through the safe operation, proper maintenance, and future development of highways, supporting infrastructure, cemeteries, facilities, recreational parks, utilities and waste services in a manner that is cost conscious without sacrificing quality.
This mission statement is intended to support the department's goals by looking into ourselves and determining where we will be in the future. By following our mission statement and achieving our goals we will be able to evaluate our performance, accountability, and effectiveness and determine where we are today and how we should respond in the future to the increased demand in the volume of services.
The Department of Public Works is a year-round, 24 hour a day operation. The DPW is comprised of Highway, Fleet, Parks & Properties, Cemeteries, Solid Waste, Water and Wastewater Divisions with 38 employees. Public Works is considered the "nucleus" of every Town. Salem Public Works has a group of talented employees who are dedicated to their job, their performance and the residents of Salem.
Contact the Public Works main phone number at 890-2150, fax 890-3882. Hours of operation are 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. (24 hr voice mail) Emergencies may be reported other times by contacting the Fire Department business line at 890-2200.
The Town of Salem maintains 210.5 miles of roads. Please call us at 890-2150 to report potholes, catch basin problems, street signs missing, tree or tree limbs down in road, icy roads, or drainage problems.
To report a street light out call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.
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