Post office remodel would cost public
It is plain to see something is rotten in Denmark, as the old saying goes.
A group of six postal employees, some from Albuquerque, stood in various places in the lobby of the Gidding Street Post Office on July 16 and offered little or no information about the planned closing except “It’s losing too much money.” They didn’t know the top floor is rented to the district attorney’s office.
If they do indeed close the Gidding Street office I think the following will happen:
Since the office on 21st Street is smaller, we will have to remodel to make room for the 1,000 boxes from Gidding Street. Or, since we are renting the building on 21st, we will have to build a new building.
The above two excuses would be on the taxpayers and no doubt line the pockets of someone.
This proposed closure needs to be stopped now.
Climbing stamp prices reflect mail slot
I would like to hire someone with a 48-inch reach to mail a letter for me at the 21st Street outdoor collection box of our local post office.
One box is so high, you actually have to step out of your car to reach the mail slot. If you drive a pickup, you have it made. I have witnessed our citizens getting out of their vehicles to reach the mail slot. If you have in the past few months mailed a letter using the east-facing outdoor collection box, you know what I mean.
If they can constantly raise the price of stamps, why can’t they at least lower the mail slot so we can mail that letter with the higher-priced stamp on it?
If the height of the mail slot is in conjunction with the price of stamps, in a few months we will need a step ladder or a small helicopter to mail a letter.
If they close the downtown post office, I want to watch the cars line up to make the necessary u-turn they will have to make to reach a usable mail slot on 21st Street.
Vacant houses community eyesore
Regarding Sunday’s story in CNJ: “Neighbors say abandoned houses site of nighttime activities.”
Abandoned, boarded up houses are all over the central part of Clovis. The city must take more action than just getting them secure.
A vacant lot is safer and much more attractive than these houses.