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SJR36 190464-1 By Senator Allen RFD: Rules First Read: 25-JAN-18 190464-1:n:01/24/2018:DSM*/cr LSA2018-487 URGING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO CONTINUE DELIVERY SERVICE TO INDIVIDUALIZED CURBSIDE BOXES IN NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS. WHEREAS, the Postal Operations Manual sets forth the policies, regulations, and procedures of the United States Postal Service (USPS) governing, among other things, the collection, processing, transportation, and delivery of the United States Mail; and WHEREAS, the Postal Operations Manual was last issued in July 2002; and WHEREAS, the Postal Operations Manual has from time-to-time been updated with various Postal Bulletin Revisions; and WHEREAS, delivery of mail by the USPS to single family detached residential housing is governed by Part 631.3 of the Postal Operations Manual; and WHEREAS, curbside delivery is governed by Part 631.32 which provides for delivery to individual boxes in detached residential developments at the curb of a street which may be grouped, two to a property line where possible; and WHEREAS, representatives of the USPS have communicated to the residential development and construction industry a desire to eliminate or restrict individualized curbside delivery of mail in new residential developments in favor of centralized box units; and WHEREAS, delivery of the mail by the USPS in residential developments has traditionally been done by individualized curbside delivery in accordance with its rules and policies; and WHEREAS, centralized box units are costlier to install and maintain than boxes for individualized curbside delivery; and WHEREAS, centralized box units detract aesthetically from new residential developments; and WHEREAS, centralized box units are more inconvenient to access and use than boxes for individualized curbside delivery; and WHEREAS, centralized box units are more likely to cause damage or loss of mail than boxes for individualized curbside delivery; and WHEREAS, centralized box units create an atmosphere conducive to criminal activity; and WHEREAS, individualized curbside delivery has provided a safe and efficient means for the delivery of mail for generations of Americans; and WHEREAS, the cost of centralized boxes comes at the expense of the consumer's finances and safety; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we urge the United States Postal Service to cease and abandon any efforts to require centralized box units for the delivery of mail in any residential development and to encourage the installation and use of boxes for individualized curbside delivery. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be provided to the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service, and the Vice President for Southern Area Operations of the United States Postal Service.