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Postal service proposed for Tahoe

JEREMY MORRISON, Sun News Service

Residents around the Tahoe Basin may soon enjoy one of the 20th century’s highest conveniences: mail delivery service.

If the United States Postal Service Tahoe Regional Master Plan – which has a make-or-break date with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s governing board on Dec. 20 – is implemented, service areas around the lake will begin a 15-year plan set to bring home delivery service, facility improvements and other postal amenities to Tahoe, according to Sue Rae Irelan, project consultant with the US Postal Service.

In the works for over a year, the formulation of the master plan was guided by public input from a mail-in survey and open workshops, as well as a team of representatives from both the US Postal Service and the TRPA. The goal of the master plan is to expand and upgrade postal services and facilities.

According to the draft master plan, the 15-year plan will be broken down into five-year increments according to priority. Within the first five years the Postal Service plans to focus on public education, various facility improvements and the expansion of the availability of collection boxes.

The most immediate changes on the North Shore will be facility improvements and the implementation of business delivery in Tahoe City, as well as the installation of cluster boxes in Kings Beach.

Fifteen years down the road, the Postal Service plans to offer home delivery service for the entire Basin.


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