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Humber Arm South hopes proactive approach has allayed mailbox location concerns

It looks as though Humber Arm South has managed to quell the opposition to the new location of its community mailboxes.
It looks as though Humber Arm South has managed to quell the opposition to the new location of its community mailboxes. - The Western Star

It looks as though Humber Arm South has managed to quell the opposition to the new location of its community mailboxes.

A set of about a dozen large mailboxes were moved earlier this fall after Canada Post agreed with a request from the municipality and a property owner whose home was directly behind the boxes.

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Both the town and the resident had been asking for the boxes to be moved for years. The property owner, Dave Joyce, said they were a safety hazard and also detracted from his property’s value.

In October, the boxes were moved about 300 feet from the main highway that runs through town to Gulf Drive, a quieter side street not far from the prior location.

The town confirmed at the time that it had heard from a few disgruntled residents who did not like the setup at the new location. Those citizens were given an opportunity to air those concerns at a public town council meeting this week.

However, the meeting came and went Tuesday evening with no one attending to express and discuss the issue.

Town clerk and manager Marion Evoy said Wednesday that the town was proactive with its time leading up to the meeting and may have taken measures that met with the satisfaction of anyone who had been disgruntled.

The town has informed those who had concerns that signs have been ordered that will request people getting their mail to not block Gulf Drive while doing so.

The speed limit through the section of Gulf Drive where the boxes are situated has been reduced to 20 km/h and the sign indicating what the speed limit is has been moved ahead so motorists can have more notice to slow down.

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