Canada Post Community Mail Box (CMB) Update #2

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Canada Post Community Mail Box (CMB) Update #2
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Dave Gittings

Dave Gittings

Councillor Dave Gittings and his wife Susan have resided in Ward 3 for the past 25 plus years. Their three children attended Chisholm, EJ James Public School, and Oakville Trafalgar High School. Recently after a 30-year career in advertising management at the Toronto Star, this is Dave's first term as Town & Regional Councillor. Dave has been actively involved in both the business community and with a wide range of Oakville associations and groups.

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Further to my last update, Canada Post (CP) is moving forward quickly with their plans to install CMBs in Oakville’s older areas.

As the placement of many CMBs are on narrow 100 year old streets, the proximity to residents’ windows may in some cases be 2 meters. Many other proposed CMB placements selected by CP are adjacent to homes with steep ditches or areas without sidewalks, curbs, or streetlights. According to CP, our residents’ survey feedback identified smaller mailbox locations as the preferred choice in our neighbourhoods; instead, many residents have been advised that four or five mail boxes are to be placed directly in front of or adjacent to their homes.

Your local Residents Associations and I are in the process of working with CP to suggest possible alternative locations for their consideration that make use of open town space in an effort to lessen the impact of CMBs.



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Readers Comments (1)

  1. John turnball says:

    Doesn’t matter where they put them it’s going to be a disaster. Watch out Oakville you are in trouble.


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