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Franklin Police announces new ordinance regarding parking near mailboxes

FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A new parking ordinance is in effect in Franklin.

According to police, parking within four feet of a mailbox is prohibited between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. 

SECTION 1: §245-5.L. of the Municipal Code of the City of Franklin, Wisconsin, is hereby created to read as follows:

L. Parking within Four (4) Feet of a Mailbox Prohibited. Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within four (4) feet on either side of a mailbox which is placed and equipped for the purpose of depositing mail from vehicles on the roadway except:

(1) Temporarily stopped for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading or unloading or receiving or discharging of passengers and while attended by a licensed operator so that it may be immediately moved to allow for the delivery or retrieval of mail.

(2) When a person is stopping, standing or parking a vehicle within four (4) feet of their own mailbox, except as set forth under (3) below, provided that while doing so, they are not within four (4) feet of another person’s mailbox.

(3) Temporarily stopped for the purpose and while actually engaged in the delivery or retrieval of mail or newspapers and while attended by a licensed operator so that it may be immediately moved to allow for the delivery or retrieval of mail.


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