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Letter: Post office a poor neighbor

Those of you who may remember the Letters to the Editor on Sept. 29 should know our post office is not a good neighbor.

The Postal Service may be content with the current setup, but the neighbors are not. The post office is supposedly saving money by turning this neighborhood facility into a major truck hub. Trucks are coming here day and night at all hours. Most of these trucks are enormous tractor trailer trucks. Most are old, have out-of-state license plates and the drivers are not postal employees. The post office contracts with other companies to have these on our streets and highways.

I question the condition of these trucks and who is driving them. In point, I witnessed a speeding mail semi get pulled over by the State Patrol on the freeway shortly after it left Glenwood. So far these trucks have knocked over a fire hydrant, a streetlight (leaving our neighborhood in the dark for weeks), hit a tree, and some driver removed a school safety cone (never to be seen again) which was needed at Ninth and Pitkin for children going to our elementary school.

Do you think the post office paid for these mishaps? These big trucks can’t even make a turn in this town without endangering other cars and pedestrians. I have watched these trucks drive up on curbs and stop traffic trying to get to the post office. Twice I have complained about a truck that has a problem with its brakes squeaking and screeching so bad it wakes neighbors up. Nothing has been done about it. We neighbors cannot open our windows due to the banging, slamming, booming noise of our “good neighbor” the post office.

Cheryl Brandon

Glenwood Springs

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