IMPORTANT – Union Bank, the bank currently used by your Association to receive assessment payments is due to be acquired by Pacific West on October 12, 2021. If you are signed up with CAMP to collect your monthly assessment payments, there will be no impact to you. However, if use CAMP’s electronic payment system to make e-check or credit card payments, the payment portal will not be available from 10/8 8:00 PM – 10/12 8:00 AM. Please plan to make your payment prior to the 8th before 8:00 PM to insure you will not be charged a late fee.”
US POSTAL DELAYS STARTING 10/01/2021
The US Postal Service released a 10 year plan effective 10/01/2021 which will in part result in significant delays in US mail delivery through the post office. This could result in the delay of payments being received at lockboxes leading to late posting of personal and billpay checks sent through the post office by owners and banks.
Associations and owners should be encouraged to be configured and sign up for electronic statement delivery as well as making HOA payments by e-check or signing up for recurring payment by ACH.
Below is a link to more information about the intentional delay of first class mail delivery by the US Postal Service.
How will first-class mail and packages be affected?
Starting today, the USPS is implementing new service standards for its first-class mail and packages, lengthening delivery time for about 30% of its volume. That means some letters, parcels and magazine subscriptions traveling longer distances could take up to five days to arrive, instead of two or three days.
The changes are part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 10-year Delivering for America plan to overhaul the agency and try to tackle its massive debt. Besides lengthening delivery timetables and raising prices, the plan, which has generated controversy, also reduces post office hours.
First-class mail (standard-size, single-piece letters and envelopes): The Postal Service says 39% of mail will now be delivered in three to five days, depending on the distance between origin and destination.
Who will be most impacted by the USPS slowdown?
Individuals and businesses will face longer delivery times for both outgoing and incoming mail that needs to travel by postal truck for farther distances. So the changes will especially impact people sending letters or packages from coast to coast.
Delays in first-class mail could also affect customers unevenly depending on the ZIP code. According to The Washington Post, the plan will disproportionately affect Western states and parts of Texas and Florida, for example. Also, rural communities, low income families and seniors tend to depend more on the Postal Service.
Mail delays are a burden for those who risk fees or penalties for late rent checks or bills.
Lansdowne on the Potomac is a family-friendly community surrounded by vast, manicured open spaces and naturally wooded areas. The neighborhood is convenient to Route 7, Route 15, the Dulles Toll Road and downtown Leesburg. The area is a mix of both residential and retail with a variety of amenities for residents including the 30,000-square-foot Potomac Club, which boasts indoor and outdoor pools, exercise and aerobics rooms, a business center, meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The Lansdowne Town Center features all the necessary conveniences including a Harris Teeter grocery store, shops, and restaurants.