1/31/2012 3:02:00 PM Column: Mayor addresses mail delivery, enacting codes and policies and more
Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan
Greetings, Tusayan and Grand Canyon residents,
After my last article I had a Tusayan resident ask me if there was a way the town could help with getting home delivery of mail and packages. I explained that the home delivery is a question for the U.S. Postal Service as they are the ones who make the decision about delivering mail. I will follow up with them and see what the chances are in the future to get delivery, but I'm doubtful due to the cost.
Regarding packages, I went to Flagstaff and spoke with the station managers for both UPS and Fed-Ex to see what could be done to provide home delivery of packages. Both entities said they do and will continue to deliver if they have a correct address that they can find. I shared with them that the county had re-addressed all of our streets and buildings a number of years ago with the support of the fire district. I offered to send them a copy of the addressing electronically so they could update their system. They both stressed that the addresses must be clearly marked on the building so the drivers can identify the right home. They also asked that residents remember if a signature is required that they will be unable to just drop off the package, but would leave a notice of attempted delivery and how the resident should go about getting their package. They will not be able to drop them off in the Park at the Xanterra warehouse, but instead will take them back to Flagstaff and hold them there. They also asked that we remember that if the package cannot be protected from the elements they will not leave it either.
If any resident in Tusayan is unaware of the correct address for your residence, you can stop by the fire hall and look at their map, call me or drop me an email and I would be happy to send you a copy of the GIS mapping that was done. Please remember that in the last 10 years there have been two different addressing plans and the last one was done through the County GIS department and is the one that should be used.
If there are some other things you would like the town to see if we can help with, please do not hesitate letting a council member, myself or the town manager know. We are here to serve our residents whenever we can.
In other news, the council is finishing up their work on the zoning ordinances and will be sending them to the P&Z Commission for hearings soon. Speaking of the commission, we have had applications turned in and will schedule interviews with the applicants prior to our council meeting tonight, Feb. 1. The town hall building is almost ready for use and we hope to be in within the next few weeks and begin holding our council meetings there. We have also worked on some new town codes and policies and look forward to putting those in place later this month.
As always we welcome our residents to join us at the council meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. and held at the Squire Inn until we get in the new town hall.