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Delegation focuses on community mailbox at Birch Hill and Hazel Street

The City of Williams Lake will be seeking for Canada Post to relocate a community mailbox on Birch Hill following a delegation Tuesday evening.

Local resident Peter Epp, says the mailbox is located on a very steep hill, with no areas for vehicles to park for pickup.

He says safety is his biggest concern.

“I was talking to one of the ladies today since they started the community boxes in Williams Lake they have to wear a safety vest. Even the post office sees there is a danger there; they never had to do it before these community mailboxes came in.”

Epp says he met with Mayor Walt Cobb after frustrating back and forth discussions with Canada Post.

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He says it would be best to go back to house to house delivery in that area because of the geography and that snow removal is winged to the side which will make it difficult for the elderly to access the box.

Epp’s neighbor says 64 cars stop to get their mail from that location.

Canada Post according to Mayor Walt Cobb, will be relocating the mailbox before the end of the month- the location of which has not been confirmed.

Council says they will be contacting Canada Post to request that the mailbox is relocated to South Lakeside Drive and that they continue to consult with residents in determining the safest and most accessible location for future mailboxes.

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