Jun 17, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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The Steel City is making a move to appeal a judge’s decision – over the placement of Canada Post community mailboxes.

Hamilton’s General Issues Committee has voted 8-4 in favour of challenging the ruling.

But council approval is required to proceed with the appeal – and that may come next week.

The case dealt with how much Hamilton has to say – over the location of the large, controversial mailboxes – that are being installed coast-to-coast, as Canada Post moves away from home delivery.

An Ontario judge has found that a new Hamilton bylaw, which required Canada Post to obtain a $200 permit per site – to install boxes on municipal land – didn’t apply to the Crown corporation.

The city brought in the bylaw after complaints over safety, privacy, litter and traffic when the mailboxes were to be installed in what residents considered less-than-ideal locations.

Door-to-door mail delivery ends in parts of the city in mid-July.

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