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Mailbox address causes confusion for two Eldred Township residents

Published May 11. 2011 05:00PM

An Eldred Township resident asked township supervisors to define the right way to put addresses on mailboxes to ensure proper delivery by the Postal Service.

Bob Bertsch of Quail Road said that he had used two-inch numbers and letters on his mailbox, which is actually located on Silfies Road. When someone vandalized his mailbox with paint, he reported it to the State Police.

Resident Phil Marano, who lives on Silfies Road, said he covered over the Quail Road on Bertsch's box because he had been expecting a medical supplies delivery and was told the delivery person was confused by the address on Bertsch's mailbox and didn't deliver it because he thought he was on Quail Road.

Chairman Borger told Bertsch all he needed on his mailbox were his numbers.

When Bertsch asked where the new numbers should be placed to comply with the Post Office's new readdressing system, chairman Borger told him it had to be on a post next to his driveway.

Eldred Township supervisor and secretary Sharon Solt said that due to the lack of items on the agenda for the last few months, the supervisors decided to hold only one meeting a month until further notice.

Township solicitor Michael Kaspszyk said that it would be legal to only have one meeting a month and it would save the taxpayers money.

The board approved 3-0 to hold only one meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

In other action, the board approved:

* Supervisor Chairman Clair Borger to prepare a bid opening by the June 8 meeting.

* Michael Walters request for a lot joinder waiver so he could join his three lots.

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