A lengthy discussion took place at last night’s meeting about the woes of the loss of our convenient University Park post office. The building committee, after considerable preparatory investigation, proposed the purchase and installation of authorized lockboxes to be installed in the lobby by its entrance. It was stated that these are needed for the convenience of residents. Because of the post office’s new location at NW 24th Avenue and Savier Street on the other side of town, residents must now travel a fair distance to retrieve packages that could not be delivered.
Hello? If the package could not be delivered to your door for any reason then it cannot be delivered to a lockbox! Therefore, the trip to the post office would not be avoided. We just might be decorating our lobby with a new set of utilitarian metallic mailboxes with no advantage to residents. The convenience would be to the post office. The carrier could deposit all deliverable parcels to the lockboxes and eliminate the need to deliver to every door.
Once the new plan is in place, it cannot be reversed. That’s the way the post office works.
The preliminary estimated unbudgeted cost for authorized metallic lockboxes to grace our lobby entry is $2,000-3,000, “maybe more.”