Don’t waste tax money on super mailbox fight

Opinion Apr 29, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: City needs the enforce super mailbox bylaw (Letters, April 23)

Growing up, my family always had to retrieve our mail down the street and to my knowledge new surveys have had community, or super, mailboxes installed for years.

My senior father has walked down Highway 6 - a four lane highway that has a speed limit of 70 km/h which no one obeys - every day for 30 years, rain or shine, snow or ice storm, on a gravel sidewalk, and has never had an issue, not even a frozen lock. Now, as I drink my coffee from my own home and watch through my front window a cement pad go down for one of the first new community mailboxes, I wonder how often there will be traffic congestion, 30 homeowners all picking up the mail at the same time in their SUVs, blaring music, littering and stealing as previously suggested. Really? Theft?

Imposing more bylaws and hiring lawyers to fight this - I think everyone, whether they like community mailboxes or not, can at least agree this tax money can be better spent elsewhere.

Leah Damignani

Hamilton Mountain

Don’t waste tax money on super mailbox fight

I think everyone, whether they like community mailboxes or not, can at least agree this tax money can be better spent elsewhere

Opinion Apr 29, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: City needs the enforce super mailbox bylaw (Letters, April 23)

Growing up, my family always had to retrieve our mail down the street and to my knowledge new surveys have had community, or super, mailboxes installed for years.

My senior father has walked down Highway 6 - a four lane highway that has a speed limit of 70 km/h which no one obeys - every day for 30 years, rain or shine, snow or ice storm, on a gravel sidewalk, and has never had an issue, not even a frozen lock. Now, as I drink my coffee from my own home and watch through my front window a cement pad go down for one of the first new community mailboxes, I wonder how often there will be traffic congestion, 30 homeowners all picking up the mail at the same time in their SUVs, blaring music, littering and stealing as previously suggested. Really? Theft?

Imposing more bylaws and hiring lawyers to fight this - I think everyone, whether they like community mailboxes or not, can at least agree this tax money can be better spent elsewhere.

Leah Damignani

Hamilton Mountain

Don’t waste tax money on super mailbox fight

I think everyone, whether they like community mailboxes or not, can at least agree this tax money can be better spent elsewhere

Opinion Apr 29, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: City needs the enforce super mailbox bylaw (Letters, April 23)

Growing up, my family always had to retrieve our mail down the street and to my knowledge new surveys have had community, or super, mailboxes installed for years.

My senior father has walked down Highway 6 - a four lane highway that has a speed limit of 70 km/h which no one obeys - every day for 30 years, rain or shine, snow or ice storm, on a gravel sidewalk, and has never had an issue, not even a frozen lock. Now, as I drink my coffee from my own home and watch through my front window a cement pad go down for one of the first new community mailboxes, I wonder how often there will be traffic congestion, 30 homeowners all picking up the mail at the same time in their SUVs, blaring music, littering and stealing as previously suggested. Really? Theft?

Imposing more bylaws and hiring lawyers to fight this - I think everyone, whether they like community mailboxes or not, can at least agree this tax money can be better spent elsewhere.

Leah Damignani

Hamilton Mountain