BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The first thing you notice about SW 9th Terrace in Blue Springs is the less-than-attractive mailbox in front most of the homes. The boxes, stuck on stakes, are propped up in big plastic buckets. Neighbors here say they’ve been living with these eyesores for five years.
They have no choice. If they dig a hole in their front yard and put the mailbox in the ground, they’ll be in violation with the US Postal Service, which won’t deliver their mail according to neighbor David Brush.
The problem is that the subdivision wasn’t supposed to have door-to-door mail delivery. Mail was supposed to be dropped off at a centrally located cluster box.
But unlike most of the other streets in this subdivision, SW 9th Terrace never got a cluster box. It was the first street built in the development and the developer went bankrupt without taking care of the mailbox problem.