Code Clash

U.S. Postal Service to Kinnelon: ZIP it.

U.S. Postal Service to Kinnelon: ZIP it. For the fourth time, the USPS
Northern District has rejected the community’s bid to separate itself
from its neighbor, Butler, with a ZIP code it can call its own. Residents
in both towns have long complained about problems caused by having
the same ZIP code (07405), including the delivery of mail to the wrong
residences and the existence of roadways
that run through both municipalities—such
as Keil and Boonton avenues—causing a
number of duplicate addresses.

In rejecting the request, USPS officials
state that Kinnelon had not met its criteria,
saying, “Code assignments are…linked
to factors such as mail volume,
delivery area size, geographic
location and topography, but
not necessarily to municipal or
perceived community boundaries.”

But Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins isn’t about to
mail it in, promising to appeal the decision.

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