For those of us who suffered through the holidays in Snowmass Village with a post office that is overworked and understaffed, please pay attention to the plans for the new Town Center. According to planner Richard Shaw, representing Eastwood Snowmass Investors, the new post office will be the same exact size. Seriously? According to a recently retired postal worker, “The post office needs to be at least twice the size it is now.”

Is anyone paying attention??

Snowmass Village is growing. There is already a waiting list for a PO box. Amazon orders have swamped our tiny facility. Postal workers are understaffed and overworked. The lines get longer as does the wait.

And if this isn’t enough aggravation, the Aspen Post Office has priority with staffing. They can “borrow” one of our postal workers if need be, leaving our office short-staffed and sometimes with just one worker.

When that one person goes to lunch, the post office shuts down. Sign on the door: “closed.”

Is this Snowmass Village or Hooterville?

Our postal workers, and our “world-class” resort of Snowmass Village, deserve better. Please check online at TOSV.com for town council meetings. Speak up, or don’t complain that your post office is “broken.”

Thomas Hills

Snowmass Village