Post office staying put in downtown Glenwood Springs |

Post office staying put in downtown Glenwood Springs

Staff report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — United States Postal Service officials said Monday that they have discussed noise complaints related to their mail handling facility in downtown Glenwood Springs with city representatives and will not be making any changes.

"We have been in discussion with all applicable departments for the city and are appreciative of their support for our ongoing presence," Postal Service spokesman David Rupert said in a news release. "All relevant zoning, noise and traffic regulations are being observed."

Several residents and owners of rental property across Pitkin Avenue from the post office and handling facility at 113 Ninth St. had complained about noise from nighttime truck deliveries.

Last fall, property owners in the 800 block of Pitkin were successful in convincing the city to rezone the area from residential to commercial in an effort to give them more options should they decide to sell or rent their properties for commercial uses instead.

But the Postal Service has no intentions of moving or altering the operations at the facility.

"We have served our neighbors in Glenwood Springs from a downtown location since 1939 and from our present facility since 1967," local Postmaster Adele Lujan said in the news release. "We have been good neighbors, and we will continue to serve this wonderful community."

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Rupert said that any changes to the mail truck schedule, which includes five overnight deliveries, would delay mail delivery in the area.

"Residential and businesses customers rely on our timely delivery of mail," Rupert said. "Our entire network is built around speedy dispatch and efficient transportation."

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