post office protest

The same issues addressed during a postal service protest last summer resurfaced again this month – lack of dependable delivery, especially necessity items.

Mayor Libby Fay and Town staff are interfacing with Senator Bennet’s office personnel as this is the appropriate jurisdictional path. The latest news is that the US Post Office is moving people in to help get caught up while they work on longer-term staffing issues.

Town staff received an update late Wednesday afternoon from Matt Kireker with Senator Michael Bennet’s office that a temporary carrier arrived today. That carrier will not be able to do all of the routes that have not had mail, but it will be a start. At least three more temporary carriers will arrive later this week.

In addition, employees from other USPS jurisdictions will go to the Buena Vista post office to help with mail sorting. The Postmaster has been directed to prioritize sorting mail for the residents who have gone the longest without mail. Mr. Kireker stated that this would be an imperfect system, so we would have to manage expectations.

Mayor Fay will also address this at the Board of Trustees meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, during Trustee Interaction towards the end of the meeting. Trustee meetings are open to the public, and citizens are welcome to participate in the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which occurs after the session is called to order. To participate in Public Comment, enter your name, address, and subject to discuss on the Public Comment Sign-In Sheet when you arrive. You will have three minutes to make your comments.

The Board of Trustees meetings are held in the Pinon Room at the Community Center, 715 E. Main Street. To attend the meeting virtually or to participate in Public Comment and/or Public Hearings, you must connect to the video conference.

Conferencing Access Information:

Password: 351540

Listen via phone at 1-301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 836 9577 4712

Password: 351540

Read the Times' coverage of the post office here.

(1) comment

Barbara Seeling

Billions for illegals and none for US Rural folks? They finally throw us a bone when we bark long enough?

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