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Daniel Tyler: Polish up post office

As winter visitors pour into town, I am reminded how important it is for us to show them a good time, a quality ski experience and a community that takes pride in public and private buildings. What a great library and justice center we have. What a wonderful hospital and community center.

Could we figure out a way to help U.S. Postal Service management put the Post Office on the same level?

I understand that employment of adequate janitorial services is complicated, partly due to USPS budget restrictions. But it seems to me that Steamboat residents have a big stake in a post office that is attractive, clean and efficient.

Our postal employees are dedicated, personable, hardworking members of this community. They deserve a facility of which we and they can be proud. They do an extraordinary job in cramped quarters.

If a new building is out of the question, we should at least make it possible for them to work in a clean and safe environment that will also satisfy those visitors who are so important to the economic health of this community.

Can we find a way to partner with this federal facility so that it can demonstrate a little more spit and polish to match the high standards our postal employees provide on a regular basis? A collective effort of some sort could achieve results from which all of us would benefit.

I’m in. Anyone else?

Daniel Tyler

Steamboat Springs

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