Letter: Postal trucks wrecked neighborhood
October 23, 2016
I am writing this letter in response to the letter, "Post Office is a good Neighbor," PI Sept. 29 from Selwyn Epperson, of the U.S. Postal Service.
The current Glenwood post office has been anything but a good neighbor. I, and my family, lived since the 1960s directly across the street in the 800 block of Pitkin. The big trouble started around September 2011 when the West Glenwood processing annex was closed and trucks were rerouted to the downtown post office. Previously, I had considered the Pitkin area neighborhood to be one of the best neighborhoods in the world.
I finally sold my house about two years ago at a substantial financial reduction. One of the reasons given for the buyer pulling out was the excessive noise coming from the post office. This racket happens day and night from trucks loading and unloading at the docks.
Robert Gish, who wrote the original guest opinion, PI, Sept. 17, absolutely did not express "a minority opinion." Most Glenwood post office neighborhood residents resent the truck traffic and the never-ending noise. Furthermore, there have been numerous letters from neighborhood residents sent to postal officials in objection and pleading to do something about the racket — no luck, just the runaround.
Furthermore, truck traffic is creating a very dangerous traffic situation. It will reach a critical point with the extra traffic congestion created by the Grand Avenue bridge closure. Mr. Epperson and other post office officials have been notified about this dangerous truck traffic situation, and I, among others, am willing to testify if, God forbid, an accident occurs.
Isn't it time other communities in the area help out Glenwood with the excessive post office burden? Inaccurate good neighbor letters hardly provide a safe, prudent and compassionate solution to this extremely disturbing and dangerous problem.
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