Amidon mail now being delivered to box units

The town of Amidon now has access to their mail 24 hours-a-day with the new distribution boxes outside of the Slope County Courthouse.

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor

The NDCBUs were installed on Nov. 17 and began receiving mail two days later. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)
The NDCBUs were installed on Nov. 17 and began receiving mail two days later. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)

The mail has arrived. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Amidon’s Neighborhood Distribution Collection Box Unit (NDCBU) was installed, and mail was first delivered on Saturday, Nov. 19.

This comes after a somewhat lengthy process by the United States Postal Service after they were informed the lease for the current building would not be renewed, and end at the end of the year.

A public meeting was held in August, and the general consensus was that these post office box-like units was the best course of action. The real estate and land is scarce in Amidon, and finding someone to work behind the desk of a postal building is hard to come by. Which were the two main reasons the community decided that the NDCBUs would be best.

Now the community residents can have access to their mail 24 hours per day. The boxes are located on the right side of the building when you’re facing the facade of the courthouse.

Anyone who had a post office box in the old building, will now use their physical address for successful mail delivery. If you order something, or need to update your address for your electric bill or cellular phone bill etc..change it to your physical address, and according to a spokesperson out of the Bowman office, the mail will arrive in your designated box.

There are larger spaces included in the NDCBU for larger packages. If a package is too large for that space, it is possible it would be delivered to your home. If you are anticipating a large parcel, contact the Bowman post office so they know it’s coming and know to bring it to your residence.

Communication is key, according to the Bowman spokesperson. If you have questions, give them a call. If you have a change, or anticipate a change, give them a call. The Bowman office will also be in charge of servicing the units, or coordinating any servicing they might need.

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