Letter to the Editor: Don’t park at post office for Truckee Thursdays
Like any other business, the U.S. Postal Service has to serve the needs of its customers. And in Truckee, one of the biggest needs is to have parking available, round the clock, for customers to access their mail.
Over the last few years, we have heard the voice of the public and maintained our downtown presence. One of the downsides to the location is limited parking. Our lot has limited free spaces for short-term usage, and parking by non customers must be prohibited. Given the location of the post office, some have found the unmetered, free parking to be convenient to shopping, dining and browsing the downtown area.
We’re also noticing an influx of parkers during the Truckee Thursday celebrations. The parking at the post office is reserved solely for customers, 24-hours a day. Violators are subject to towing. We have signage at every entrance that clearly states the limits.
The postal service property, including the grounds and parking lot, are subject to certain rules and conditions. Additionally, the town of Truckee is in full cooperation with our efforts to provide parking for postal customers and limit access to those not engaged in postal business.
Enforcement of our parking is governed by local, state and federal statutes. While enforcement is never a popular thing, unfortunately in this situation it is a necessity because of overwhelming customer complaints about the lack of parking due to noncustomer use.
As Truckee’s longest-running business and service, we want to preserve community harmony and ask for understanding with our position.
Officer In Charge, Truckee Post Office
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