“We had to ask the post office to move the boxes out of our way during construction and so that they would not get damaged,” Engle said. “But it is temporary.”
The big blue boxes were well-used in the former location in the middle of the street, said Butler County Recorder Danny Crank, who was a frequent user.
“I am a mail guy, I know a lot of people do stuff online. I just have been parking and going into the post office,” he said.
County Treasurer Nancy Nix, after trying to put mail in the box on the west side of the street in a rain storm, wondered about the change in a Facebook post. She later deleted it after learning the move was temporary.
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“They are unusable where they are now, unless you park or reach all the way across the passenger side, but with the construction, I figured it was temporary,” Nix said.
A post office employee said the office gets about 20 to 30 questions a day about the move.
There are drive-by boxes behind the post office that are easy to access from a vehicle but require drivers to go around the post office building.
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