Mailboxes for future subdivision houses will become extinct if a U.S. Postal Service mandate for clustered mailboxes remains.
“As we all know, we’ve had mail delivered to our houses since it was established by Benjamin Franklin, and that is now changing,” said Kevin Woodward, president of the Rutherford County Home Builders Association, which opposes the mandate from postal officials. “In my humble opinion, they have missed the prominent principle of business, and that’s to satisfy the end user.”
Although Woodward and other association members want curbside delivery to remain for new houses, USPS official Sandy Alsman said the “centralized delivery” requirement will save money.