Council Resolution 2023-31 Supporting Windsor Post Office

Township of Robbinsville County of Mercer


WHEREAS, the Windsor section of Robbinsville, with its own zip code of 08561, is on the National Register of Historic Places; and

WHEREAS, residents of Windsor have recently expressed a fear that the Windsor Post Office, which has been serving residents in Windsor for over a century, is in danger of closing; and

WHEREAS, the Windsor Post Office has played an integral part of the history of Windsor, with stories of soldiers throwing letters off the train to be mailed by residents standing near the Camden-Amboy Rail Line tracks; and

WHEREAS, besides the historical nature of this particular post office location, the Township has the utmost concern for our senior citizens, who make up a large and thriving percentage of the population within the 570 acres of Windsor, and who may not have cars and/or were in the habit of walking to the post office as there is no home delivery of mail in Windsor; and

WHEREAS, this lack of home delivery in Windsor will cause these residents the inconvenience of requesting refunds for their boxes paid in Windsor, along with the stress of setting up new post office boxes in other towns; and

WHEREAS, changes of addresses on bank checks and stationery is costly and troublesome for businesses and residents alike; and

WHEREAS, the travel to the nearest post offices in Hamilton and Hightstown for services and long wait lines at these already overburdened locations, is an inconvenience to many residents and businesses within the municipality as there are no other post offices located within the boundaries of Robbinsville Township; and

WHEREAS, the relatively mature demographic of the general area of Windsor means that they are the least likely to use internet-based services purchasing postage and there are no supermarkets or private sector retail establishments for purchasing stamps within the municipality; and

WHEREAS, older citizens are more likely to adhere to more traditional methods of bill paying, and mailing letters/packages using First Class U.S. Mail, so closing the Windsor Post Office poses a significant concern for senior citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Postal Service stands to lose patronage from a loyal customer base as package mailing and delivery could be ceded to UPS and FedEx; and

WHEREAS, should the Postal Service be required to establish a route for home delivery in Windsor, it would be more costly due to the salary and benefits of additional employees to service the route as well as the loss of income from the current box rentals that would no longer be needed;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Robbinsville Township Council, County of Mercer, State of New Jersey, hereby implores the Post Master General to keep the Windsor Post Office open.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be forwarded to Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Andy Kim, the Postmaster at the Windsor Post Office, and the Post Master General of the United States.

I certify this to be a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Robbinsville at a meeting held on January 26, 2023.

- Michele Seigfried, Municipal Clerk
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