Mailbox Replacement Project begins Monday

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The POA will begin replacing mailboxes at 96 locations throughout the community on Apr. 23. The three-phase project will take approximately 12 months to complete.

The current mailboxes are aged and have exceeded their serviceable lifespan to the point where replacement parts are no longer available.

At the POA Regular Session Board Meeting on Feb. 6, the board approved $390,182.03 plus a 2.5 percent contingency from the Repair and Replacement funds to replace these the aging mailboxes with more secure and aesthetically pleasing cluster box units (CBU). Operations will remove and dispose of the old mailboxes to save the POA approximately $45,000.

The existing free-standing pedestal-style cluster mailbox units and parcel mailboxes will be replaced with front loading CBUs. The new CBUs are made of heavy duty aluminum with stainless steel hardware, making them more secure than the existing mailboxes. There will be three different CBU configurations with either 8, 12, or 16 mailboxes.

The mailboxes will be replaced based on their condition, the worst being replaced first. The location of the mailboxes and individual box numbers will remain the same.

The first group of this project will begin on Apr. 23 and is anticipated to be complete by May 5. The following locations are part of Group One and will be affected:

East Port Parking Lot (all clusters at East Port parking lot)

Fair Weather Drive (250 through 254)

Clear Water Drive (238 through 240)

Swan Point Drive (244 through 246)

Beginning Apr. 23, mail for these mailboxes will be held by the USPS for pick-up at the USPS/Sun City Post Office, 29700 Haun Rd., Menifee. Normal mail delivery will resume at these locations on or before May 5.

Group One may pick up their new mailbox keys after Apr. 23. New keys are available at the POA’s Operations department, 29081 Longhorn Dr., Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New mailbox keys will only be provided to the homeowner, valid tenant, or property manager. The individual must provide proper identification (e.g., POA card, state issued ID, military ID, or passport) and complete a Mailbox Key Release Agreement.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the Informed Delivery service offered by USPS. This free service allows you to digitally preview your mail as it arrives.

Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mail pieces and track packages in one convenient location – your own email inbox. To sign up for this service, visit informeddelivery.usps.com.

For more information about the Mailbox Replacement Projects, visit canyonlakepoa.com/projects or email projects@canyonlakepoa.com.

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