BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After a recent change in mail delivery, hundreds of Bowling Green apartment residents are now having to drive to the post office to pick up their mail.
“Amazon told me my delivery was cancelled and I said, ‘I didn’t cancel anything’ so I went straight to the leasing office and they were like, ‘oh yeah there is this situation going on with the mail’ and it’s like, oh, now I have to drive all the way across town to get my mail and its just a major inconvenience,” said Adam Diaz, a resident of the Columns Apartment in Bowling Green.
According to a statement from the United State Postal Service, the USPS is prohibited from distributing mail to individual mailboxes for dormitories or residence halls.
The USPS manual states that an apartment complex will qualify as a dormitory or residence hall if it “often consists of single or multi-room units that may share or have access to centrally located kitchens, bathrooms, showers, or social or common areas, whether located on or off campus, and regardless of private ownership, such buildings are nevertheless dormitories.”
The USPS refusal to distribute mail has left the managers in charge of mail distribution.