Could Maylene residents use Alabaster mailing address?
Published 3:34 pm Monday, April 11, 2016
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Maylene residents soon may be able to use Alabaster mailing addresses if the community’s residents approve the change by responding to a recently mailed survey.
The United States Postal Service recently mailed surveys to all Maylene residents asking for their input into the matter.
The USPS mailed out the surveys at the request of Alabaster leaders, who said having one mailing city for all Alabaster residents will make matters easier when managing city services and determining the attendance zone for the Alabaster City School System.
Maylene formerly was an unincorporated community, but was annexed by Alabaster many years ago. All Maylene residents in Alabaster city limits are eligible to attend Alabaster schools and receive Alabaster city services.
“The city believes this will eliminate confusion for those individuals who live in Maylene, but are Alabaster residents. It will also clarify issues with regard to the Alabaster City School System and other related governmental services,” read the USPS note mailed to Maylene residents.
If Maylene residents agree to the change, it will only affect their mailing city, not their ZIP code. Maylene’s ZIP code would remain 35114, according to the USPS letter. Maylene residents would be able to use either Maylene or Alabaster as their mailing city if the change is approved.
In order for the change to move forward, at least 50 percent of the surveys mailed out must be returned, and more than 50 percent of the returned surveys must be in favor of making the change.
The surveys ask for residents to vote either yes or no for the change and to provide their names, addresses and comments. Anyone with questions related to the surveys should call Alabaster City Hall at 664-6800 and ask for either George Henry or Lisa Glasgow or use the “Report a concern” form on Cityofalabaster.com.
All surveys must be returned by Monday, April 18.
“The change will be adopted or rejected in accordance with the majority of responses received,” read the letter.