Oakville Talks about community mailboxes

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Oakville Talks about community mailboxes
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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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Oakville residents can attend the April 7 Council Meeting and address their questions and concerns about community mailboxes to representatives from Canada Post. Canada’s federal government has the exclusive jurisdiction and sole decision making authority over Canada’s Post’s mail and its delivery, and Oakville’s Council is facilitating an information night on behalf of residents.

“Canada Post and Oakville’s Federal MPs need to help Oakville residents with answers to their questions about the move from home mail delivery to community mailboxes,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Residents are encouraged to attend the April 7 Council Meeting and have their questions answered.”

The meeting will start with a presentation by Canada Post before opening up for questions from attendees, followed by Canada Post’s further answers to residents.

Canada Post has announced that they will replace door to door mail delivery with community mailboxes in Oakville by fall 2014. Oakville had no say or input whatsoever in Canada Post’s decision to discontinue door-to-door mail delivery.

Council is asking Canada Post to observe the town’s land use planning rules to minimize conflicts and maximize safety for public road allowance users. While Canada Post representatives have promised they will consult with each neighbourhood to determine the most appropriate locations for their community mailboxes, Canada Post says it has sole discretion regarding the ultimate selection of sites.

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