Mail delivery still on hold

Published 12:03 am Saturday, July 2, 2011

Residents in the Murphree Drive apartment complex will still have to pick up their mail at the Andalusia Post Office, officials said Friday.

On Monday, mail delivery was suspended to the apartment complex following a fourth circumstance in which the postal carrier encountered “a threat of injury or attack by dogs roaming loose.”

Debra Fetterly, communication program specialist for the Alabama and South Florida districts of the USPS said after three attempts on Thursday and another on Friday, Andalusia Postmaster Mike Kolmetz was finally able to speak to the apartment complex manager.

“She was in the office, and they discussed the situation,” Fetterly said. “The apartment manager said it was the residents’ fault and that they had been told not to have unapproved animals in the complex.”

USPS will continue to hold the mail for the residents, until the complex has installed mail receptacles for curb line or centralized delivery, Fetterly said.

Residents may pick up their mail from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays and Saturdays, they can pick up mail from 9 a.m. until noon.