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City won't get Post Office Park

City had spent $31K toward proposed park swap

The U.S. Postal Service has withdrawn from discussions to sell Post Office Park to the City of Shelton or to trade it for the city's Brewer Park.

The city has leased the quarter-acre park on West Railroad Avenue from the federal government since 1999 in exchange for 20 parking stalls designated for USPS employees on adjacent city streets and all maintenance and upkeep of the park grounds.

But a March 22 letter from the U.S. Postal Service to Shelton City Manager Mark Ziegler states the agency "will be unable to continue discussions regarding a potential sale/exchange of the Shelton Main Post O...


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