Glyndon, Maryland 21071

News and announcements about historic Glyndon, Maryland.

Post Office Cancels General Delivery

  • January 7, 2012 11:26 am

Historic Glyndon, Inc. has organized a community input meeting with Postal Service officials on Monday at the Forsbush School. Per the HGI president, Kathy Ziese, the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Post Office representatives have agreed to come for one hour from 8 – 9 p.m. to hear community concerns.

HGI and the Glyndon Community Association (GCA) encourage all Glyndon residents to attend the January 9 meeting to learn more and share their concerns and support for the neighborhood.

The Glyndon Post Office sent a letter to about 70 households on December 30 informing them that they no longer qualified for General Delivery, and informing them that they needed to either obtain a post office box or contact the Reisterstown Post Office (21136) about receiving home delivery. The letter provided residents only 30 days to make the changes.

At the time of the letter, the Glyndon Post Office did not have enough post boxes for all of the General Delivery customers. Glyndon has no individual mail boxes and has used General Delivery since the community was founded in 1873.

Along with HGI and many individual residents, the GCA has and continues to investigate and object to the sudden decision to stop General Delivery service with only 30-days notice.

GCA sent a formal letter to the head of the Baltimore Region for the U.S Postal Service Friday, January 6, asking for this decision by a local postal official to be reversed. Barring a reversal we are asking for an extension of the 30-day deadline so we can better understand the decision, its ramifications and how to respond. A separate letter is being sent to our congressional representatives asking them to intervene on our behalf.

Related Contacts

William Ridenour
District Manager, Baltimore District
United States Postal Service
401 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
 
United States Postal Service
Office of the Consumer Advocate
475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Room 4012
Washington, DC  20260-0004
 
United States Postal Regulatory Commission
Office of Public Affairs & Government Regulations
901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC  20268-0001
 
Bryan, Deborah
Glyndon Post Office
 
 Congressman John Sarbanes
600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303
Towson, MD 21204
 
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
375 West Padonia Road, Suite 200
Timonium, MD 21093
 
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski
 
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

 

1 Comment

  1. Kate Bullock says:

    Kudos to both HGI and GCA for their effective actions on this issue. The entire Glyndon Community is coming together in a very positive and productive way.

    Let’s all fight to keep 21071!

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