Friday, 06 July 2012 08:45
(Editors Note: This letter was sent to the Town of North Hempstead and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
Although the town made more parking spaces on Orchard Street last month, they should not have allowed cars to park in front of the curbside drop-off mail collection boxes (the sign allowing parking is right next to the collection box). If a car is parked there, one must double park his car, get out, then squeeze between the car and the mail slot to deposit his mail. Also, it makes it very difficult for the post office employee to open the box and take out the mail. As a safety measure, I suggest that the sign be moved at least one car length to the right of the box on the next signpost, so that the area will be operational again.
I would bet that the Postal Service would agree that the sign should be moved forward to the right.
John W. Walter
Flower Hill Association