Public Works

Contact: George Halsey
Email: pworks@bowdoinham.com
Hours: 7AM - 3:30PM Monday - Friday
Phone: 207-666-3503

 

Snowplowing Information

Winter Parking:

We understand that winter parking can be difficult due to heavy snowfall, limited parking, etc. But we ask that you do not park on the side of the road. Our snow removal equipment is very large and it is difficult to maneuver around vehicles located on the side of the road. Also, vehicles parked on the side of the road are very difficult to see during heavy snow storms and cause potential damage. If you need alternate parking during storms, Mailly Waterfront Park is plowed all winter for public parking.

Driveway snow removal:

During the winter months we know removing snow from the end of your driveway can be frustrating. The placement of snow at the end of your driveway cannot be avoided by our snow removal equipment. On the Public Works page of our website, we have posted an example of what you can do to help keep this to a minimum. Also we would like to remind you there is a state law (29A MRSA 2396) that prohibits pushing of snow into the public way.

snowplowing diagram

Bowdoinham Snowplow List, October 2, 2014

The following residents offer both plowing and sanding services (unless noted) and are accepting new accounts:

  • Robert (Bob) King: 522-8025
  • Jim McPherson: 666-3049
  • James Caron: 504-7815
  • Shawnn Lamoreau: 666-8077
  • Mark Favreau: 666-5692 / 798-9702
  • Matthew Shaw: 841-1685

If you would like your name Added or Deleted to this list please contact the Town Office at 666-5531.

Winter Mailbox Damage

Mailbox replacement:

The Public Works Department and our subcontractor make every attempt to avoid mailbox damage during winter operations but sometimes damage can not be avoided. In the event your mailbox or post is damaged, we ask that you make any needed repairs. If you are not able, please call the Public Works Department at 666-3503 and we will attempt to repair your mailbox. This is a repair first policy; we will only replace your mailbox or post if the present post and box cannot be repaired. When mailboxes are replaced it is done with a 4 by 4 inch post and a standard metal box. We will not replace custom boxes or posts. State of Maine law views mailboxes as an encroachment in the public way and are placed at the owner’s risk.  Municipalities are not legally liable for any damage or repairs to mailboxes due to plowing operations. Below an example of a proper mailbox installation.

mailbox diagram