Video: New Subdivisions being forced to have Cluster Mailboxes

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The U.S. Postal Service could change the look of subdivisions across the country. It’s requiring developers to build “Cluster Mailboxes” rather than putting a single mailbox outside each home.

In April 2012 The U.S. Postal Service updated its guidelines to specify that centralized delivery is preferred when it comes to new developments. It’s now being enforced. The Huntsville Madison County Builders Association is against the rule.

On its Facebook page the are encouraging their followers to sign an online petition.

Stoneridge Homes CEO Jim Wright said there are pros and cons with the “Cluster Mailboxes”. He said they would be nice for the post office, but they are an inconvenience for homeowners. He also said no one maintains the “Cluster Mailboxes”. Read more

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