Shouldn't be a problem. Every "community" mailbox I've seen in
subdivisions are placed on the right of way. Check the survey for your
own home. Chances are you'll find the highway easement extends another
6'-8' into what you think is your yard.
In the town where our daughter moved to a couple of years ago, the
neighbors warned them about the USPS trying to get them to install a
rural type mailbox on a post in front of their home rather than
continuing to use the box on the house.
Note that they live in town and the home they purchased originally had
one of those mail chutes that would drop your mail (and water from a
garden house<g>) in the foyer.
Sure enough, they got a note from the Postmaster pretty much telling
them they HAD to install the curbside mailbox but down at the bottom in
fine print was a notation that such would be voluntary since their
mailbox was grandfathered in.
Small town but certain area residents have taken a stand and refuse to
go with the program. USPS wants to be able to do away with the walking
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:43:11 -0600, Unquestionably Confused
Well this might be good for me. Because we own our own streets, not
the government. We also have to pay for them to be repaved. (We
might be able to give them to the county if we ever pave them to be
thick enough, but I'm not sure if only the blacktop has to be thick,
or if an underlayer has to be also. We're not redoing what's
underneath the blacktop.
Sure, when you're feeling well, when you're up and around anyhow, and
it's not raining or cold, it's little trouble to get tthe mail at a
center box, but when your sick, when your snowed in, or the weather
stinks, it's a pain, and for me and my mail slot, when I'm out of town
for 3 days or 2 months, I don't have to cancel the mail or do anything
That would be good.
OT, btw, there are rural mailboxes here on a street that's been
widened more than once, and the openings no longer face the street.
They had to turn them 90^ so cars woudn't hit them as they drove by.
Now they don't extend past the curb at all.
Not positive but I don't believe it would be a problem. The "community
boxes I've seen are mounted to a concrete slab and I believe those may
be prefabricated. So they'd remove a couple of inches of sod and be
done with it.
The counties in my area of Nebraska own a 66 foot (one chain)
wide strip for the road. Space for the boxes would be between the
counties and the postal service.
A quarter section is usually close to 2600' by 2600' give or
take as a result.
Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
On Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:27:56 AM UTC-5, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
the cost to deliver to a group box is a fraction of at to a walking or driving carrier..
so paying for a location for the group box isnt a big deal.
i think the elderly or handicapped should still be accomodated
On a side street a short drive from my house all of the
curb-mounted mailboxes are on only one side of that
street(the side with odd address #s if memory serves.
The side they are on allows the postal jeep driver to
deliver the mail there in a direction that returns them,
after a right turn at the stop sign at the end of that
street, back toward their post office.
The only inconvenience is that even #d residents must
cross a sometimes wet or snowy street to access their
HOA(Home Owners) in play here?
On 01/25/2016 09:33 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We live in a subdivision with no HOA, but the mail-box arrangement is
the same: all the boxes on one side of the street -- on our street the
odd-number side, but I can't swear that it's the same on other streets
in the same subdivision.
Twenty or more years ago we visited family in a much newer subdivision,
and they had mail-box clusters.
I am familiar with two adjacent small office complexes with just one
mail-box cluster serving both of them -- and when there is mail in the
wrong box there is no way of putting it in the correct box because there
are no mail slots.
On 1/25/2016 9:33 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Nothing to do with HOA. That is the way the post office works. Take
notice if you are driving along a motor route, the boxes are all on one
side. Make s sense as to deliver to each house the route would be twice
the distance and twice the time.
Cutting delivery days is OK by me. Cluster boxes can be a PITA though,
but down from me they do have five to 10 together already.
Seems like Amazon is using the Postal service more and more, even for
Sunday delivery for Prime.
That's what our carrier does as well, but I think Ed was referring to
one of those "community/central" mailboxes shared by a dozen or so
The one's I've seen have a couple of large (as it 2 - 4 x's the size of
the individual boxes) package bins on them. When the carrier has a
package that won't fit in the individual mailbox, the place it in one of
the bins and place the key for the bin in the mailbox.
This is similar to what they do in the post office itself when an item
arrives that won't fit in the smaller PO Box.
What they do for the occasional item too big to fit in the package bin
is anyone's guess. I suppose they could fall back to the common sense
approach and stop by the individual house, but that would make sense and
we ARE dealing with a government created agency and a union so...
On 01/22/2016 09:14 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
A lot of what I get is sent by some other carrier like UPS to the post
office. Their tracking info will send be a message saying the package
was delivered. What the message DOESN'T say is that it was delivered to
the post office and will be in the mail (not the same day, but the next).
Do you have a free MYUPS account? App on the phone? Very accurate and
you know where the package is and you can tell them where you want
packages left. If is is sent Smartpost you will know and an accurate
delivery time to the house.
I may have registered for something, I can't remember, but for the
first time this time, UPS sent me an email saying the package is
comign tomorrow, and tomorrow, when I was upstairs, they sent me an
email saying it was delivered.
That's great. What's not great is that the second email said he
put it on the patio (where it couldnt' be seen from the street) but in
fact it was right in front of the front door, where it could be seen
by someone who walked by. No one has ever stolen any package** but I
want to keep it that way. And since the big tree fell down blocking
the path across the shallow part of the stream, almost no kids walk by
where they can see my front door. But almost every package to me has
"Hide from view" or "Hide to right of big square thing", which only
requires putting it 3 feet to the right, but almost no one ever does
**No package has been stolen but once two gas push lawnmowers were
stolen. I'd tried all summer to make even one of them work, stealing
parts from one for the other. So I thank whoever took them away for
me. Also an old bicycle was stolen. I had removed the seat and the
post to get a longer post, but real bike stores didnt' sell posts in
that diameter, because the bike was so cheap. They'll never find a
post that fits either, so they're stuck with that too.
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