Super mailbox sites coming soon to Hamilton Mountain, upper Stoney Creek

News Oct 07, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Mountain residents could learn by Christmas where their new communal mailboxes will be located.

Canada Post is in the process of taking feedback from affected residents about the cancellation of home delivery and figuring out where the centralized boxes will be located.

“There is still plenty to do,” said spokesman John Caines.

“It could be within the next couple of months, depending on how things progress.”

Caines said affected homeowners will be consulted about locations.

About one-third of residences affected by the move away from home delivery returned surveys, says Canada Post. Of those, 87 per cent said they want to have smaller clusters of boxes, rather than larger clusters which may be farther away from their home.

The roughly 36,500 homes on the Mountain and upper Stoney Creek that will be losing home delivery were notified last week by Canada Post regarding the status of the move.

The switch to super boxes is scheduled to occur in spring as part of Canada Post’s five-year phaseout of home delivery. In Hamilton, mail will be delivered to the boxes in the spring or summer.

Super mailbox sites coming soon to Hamilton Mountain, upper Stoney Creek

News Oct 07, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Mountain residents could learn by Christmas where their new communal mailboxes will be located.

Canada Post is in the process of taking feedback from affected residents about the cancellation of home delivery and figuring out where the centralized boxes will be located.

“There is still plenty to do,” said spokesman John Caines.

“It could be within the next couple of months, depending on how things progress.”

Caines said affected homeowners will be consulted about locations.

About one-third of residences affected by the move away from home delivery returned surveys, says Canada Post. Of those, 87 per cent said they want to have smaller clusters of boxes, rather than larger clusters which may be farther away from their home.

The roughly 36,500 homes on the Mountain and upper Stoney Creek that will be losing home delivery were notified last week by Canada Post regarding the status of the move.

The switch to super boxes is scheduled to occur in spring as part of Canada Post’s five-year phaseout of home delivery. In Hamilton, mail will be delivered to the boxes in the spring or summer.

Super mailbox sites coming soon to Hamilton Mountain, upper Stoney Creek

News Oct 07, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Mountain residents could learn by Christmas where their new communal mailboxes will be located.

Canada Post is in the process of taking feedback from affected residents about the cancellation of home delivery and figuring out where the centralized boxes will be located.

“There is still plenty to do,” said spokesman John Caines.

“It could be within the next couple of months, depending on how things progress.”

Caines said affected homeowners will be consulted about locations.

About one-third of residences affected by the move away from home delivery returned surveys, says Canada Post. Of those, 87 per cent said they want to have smaller clusters of boxes, rather than larger clusters which may be farther away from their home.

The roughly 36,500 homes on the Mountain and upper Stoney Creek that will be losing home delivery were notified last week by Canada Post regarding the status of the move.

The switch to super boxes is scheduled to occur in spring as part of Canada Post’s five-year phaseout of home delivery. In Hamilton, mail will be delivered to the boxes in the spring or summer.