– With problems still persisting in regard to the staff shortage at the Bushkill Post Office, as well as acquiring cluster mailboxes for the Saw Creek Estates community, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) provided the following statement demanding answers from the United States Postal Service (USPS), which at this time has chosen not to respond to Brown.
“I am extremely frustrated, as are many constituents in my district, with the disservice that the USPS has shown to residents who use the Bushkill Post Office as well as those who are employed there. With only one person being currently staffed at this post office, residents at times have had to wait over two hours to pick up mail or packages, not to mention mail or packages have arrived late to residents, which could include critical medicines.
“Additionally, the USPS has been dragging its feet on assisting Saw Creek Estates with obtaining cluster mailboxes for new residents who moved into that community for well over a year, essentially making it extremely inconvenient and inefficient to receive their mail. Both scenarios are entirely unacceptable This service is paid for by the people and they deserve an efficient service that works no matter where they live.
“I have reached out numerous times to the northeast regional director of the USPS inquiring about these issues in hopes of getting answers for my constituents who have brought this to my attention. I have yet to receive a response even acknowledging the situation. Since this is under federal jurisdiction, I have also reached out to our federal legislative offices several times and have not received any comprehensive answers or actions.
“While I understand this issue is a federal issue, as the closest state elected official to the people, I focus on issues that greatly affect the people of my district. This is absolutely one of them, and I find it appalling that as a state representative who has been elected to represent my constituents, USPS cannot give me answers on a taxpayer service that is failing, and causing serious repercussions on medicines, bills, and credit scores and more.
“The USPS needs to do better for the residents of the 189th District. I am calling on each and every constituent affected by this situation to contact their federal legislators and demand definitive answers and solutions, not just a review and explanation of the problems.”