Archive for Thursday, August 4, 2005

Post Office realigning mail routes

Some customers may be asked to relocate mailboxes

August 4, 2005

Officials from the Basehor Post Office are realigning their operation and are asking local residents to prepare.

At the end of July, Basehor postmaster Joann Rundus sent a letter to all postal customers that, due to rapid community growth, the post office would implement a new rural route. As result of the new route, delivery routes would have to be realigned.

"As of Aug. 6, you may notice a different carrier delivering your mail," Rundus wrote. "The time of delivery of your mail may also be affected. Depending on where your address falls in the realignment, you may receive your mail earlier or later than what you normally experienced."

Rundus asked that postal customers review the checklist below and make any necessary changes to ensure the "best service possible." The checklist includes:

  • Make sure mailboxes are well marked with your name and address.
  • Make sure mailboxes are at least 42 inches above the ground.
  • Make sure that the approach to and from the mailbox is safe for the carrier.
  • Make sure the mailbox door closes securely.
  • Make sure the mailboxes are not blocked by trash containers or parked vehicles.

Rundus said some postal customers may be asked to relocate their mailboxes and that customers affected will be notified immediately.

For more information concerning the rural routes, contact the Basehor Post Office at (913) 724-2248.

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