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Letter: An Update on the Powder Springs ZIP Code Fight

Powder Springs resident Johnnie Purify has been working with the city to make sure all those living in the city limits have 30127 in their addresses.

After contacting Mr. Rick Eckert (City Manager) by email on Jan. 25, the following update was provided from Ms. Pam Conner (.)

The city of Powder Springs received a letter (see attached letter) from the U.S. Postal Service dated Oct. 18 2011, addressed to Mayor Pat Vaughn. Mayor Vaughn passed the U.S. Postal Service letter on to staff (Ms. Pam Conners) to work the zip code issue.

Ms. Conner stated in her email response to Mr. Eckert that she had been working with Cobb County for some time to obtain the requested information from the U.S. Postal Service, and that her department had all of the required documents the city needed assembled and at the ready (see attached map).

Ms. Conner was awaiting the arrival of an Excel spreadsheet that day from Cobb County, and once this information was received, she would be forwarding the requested information to the U.S. Postal Service contact, Mr. Tim Taylor.

Ms. Conner also provided a document which ran in the Messenger newspaper, a paper that is not delivered to those Powder Springs residents because the U.S. Postal Service only delivers the newspaper to residents in the 30127 zip code. This further details the ZIP code confusion and the steps the city of Powder Springs has and will take to resolve the issue with the U.S. Postal Service (see attached document).

—Johnnie Purify, Hiram soon to be Powder Springs

JD Purify October 03, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Had allot of miss information on home values dropping if the change is made to move from 30141 to 30127. So, I checked with a popular web site on the Home Price and Value for 30141: http://www.zillow.com/local-info/GA-30141-home-value/r_70914/ and then I looked at home prices for 30127: http://www.zillow.com/local-info/GA-30127-home-value/r_70904/ Homes in 30141 are down from $146K in 2007 to $88,200 in 2012 and homes in 30127 are down from $162K in 2007 to $102,100 in 2012. So, both zip codes are down, but homes in 30127 fell from a much higher home value and have maintained a higher home value over all.

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