For the past several weeks, mail addressed to 442 Ridge Road has been delivered to mailboxes at 446 Ridge Road, and vice versa. This has caused mail to be lost and delayed.
I learned what was behind my missing mail yesterday (Aug 14). Mail was clipped to my door by a neighbor in the other building included a check that had been stamped as received at the Greenbelt post office on July 28th.
Neighbors have started hand-delivering mail to their counterpart in the other building. A sign has been placed above mailboxes in 446 requesting the carrier to please be attentive during delivery.
I suspect there is an issue with the preparation of mail for delivery (the mail per building may be being bundled incorrectly) at the post office. However, it is unclear why the mail carrier is not catching this issue on-site and correcting it.
Postal customers at both buildings (24 addresses) would greatly appreciate if you would look into and resolve this issue.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
For years, the folks in my court have been running misdelivered letters to each other, as we keep getting each other's mail. This year things got even worse. I've had a mailed check never delivered, a wedding invitation (sent twice) never delivered, and the post man often leaves my mail box flap (which opens upward) open to the rain. This week I got a tax statement in the mail box that is difficult to read, because it got so wet with rain due to the mail box flap's being left open. Last year I even asked one of the mail men (several different ones seem to serve our court) to please be careful to shut the mail box door. (He replied that he always did, although I know and have personally seen this not to be the case.)
I used to think I could rely on our postal system. Now I'm not so sure. I am starting to use other ways to send items of importance. This is sad. If you can use a different Post Office branch, you might do well to. I am also going to report this to the USPS OIG.