Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday's town hall meeting about the possible switch became heated at points, with some citizens going back and forth with each other, county and city officials, and a Postal Service representative.
Residents of Powder Springs and unincorporated Cobb attending a packed town hall meeting Tuesday night seemed split on how they will vote on changing their ZIP code from Hiram’s 30141 to Powder Springs’ 30127. The 40-plus citizens there will be part of the roughly 700 addresses in a Southwest chunk of the county that will be mailed a survey in either January or February. They will then vote simply for or against changing the ZIP code and mail it back to the U.S. Postal Service. Those who rent their property in the affected area will not receive the survey because it will be mailed to their tenants. If a simple majority approves, the switch will take effect July 1, 2013, with both 30127 and 30141 working for mailing for a full year. The …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
City residents with Hiram's 30141 may soon see a switch to 30127.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Cobb citizens with Paulding addresses could see their correct residency on letters and packages.
Cobb residents with Paulding addresses will soon be able to decide by a group vote on whether to switch their ZIP code to reflect the county they actually live in. Since April 2011, when one of the affected residents asked the Powder Springs City Council for support, the city has requested that the Postal Service change Hiram's 30141 in Cobb to Powder Springs' 30127. “They finally, last month, sent a letter saying they would accommodate the request on certain conditions," Community Development Director Pam Conner said at Wednesday's work session. The city must provide a hot line for people to call in and ask questions, as well as host a meeting on the matter. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Coach Ford Center's …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
After contacting Mr. Rick Eckert (City Manager) by email on Jan. 25, the following update was provided from Ms. Pam Conner (Community Development Department.) 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 …
Monday, April 25, 2011
There are more than 200 developed properties, most of which are residential, that have Hiram addresses but are across the county line.
He had a Cobb ZIP code when he lived in Paulding County, and three years ago, when he actually moved to Cobb, his ZIP changed to a Paulding code. Before relocating, Johnnie Purify wasn’t aware of the possible complications presented by living in a city that has another city’s—and especially county’s—ZIP code. But since then, he said he has learned more about the issue than he ever thought he would. “We were totally unaware of the infraction it would cause on our life,” said the husband and father of three. Purify lives in the relatively new and small Woodberry Farms subdivision in Powder Springs near the Paulding County line. He has been spearheading an effort to get the U.S. Postal Service to reorganize the area’s ZIP codes. He wants …