Postal Creed: “We are mothers and fathers. And sons and daughters. Who every day go about our lives with duty, honor and pride. And neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the winds of change, nor a nation challenged, will stay us from the swift completion of our appointed rounds. Ever….but MOLD can stop us!” Mold Problem Stops Mail Delivery
Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
Reporter: Rick Montanez
A major health hazard has forced the Post Office to stop delivery of mail to hundreds of people living at a Colorado Springs apartment complex. It’s happening at the Mountain Country Estates on S. Academy Blvd, just south of Pikes Peak Avenue.
Mail stopped being delivered for a short time there last November as well, according to the Post Office. Ron Perry, a spokesman for the Post Office, said the problem is mold in the mail room.
Neighbors are worried that mold could spread. “Yeah, it’s a health issue, you can get really sick,” said Jill Sullivan who’s lived at the apartment complex for two years. She said she called the office about her missing mail. “I said I haven’t got my mail for like three days now,” she told 11 News in an interview Monday.
She said the office worker confirmed mail delivery, for now, was stopped. They did not give a reason for the mail hold to residents at the complex.
“It worries me, I have two kids living in my apartment, they could get sick,” Sullivan said.
“I know it’s an inconvenience, but we do have to protect our employees,” said Perry. He confirmed with 11 News the reason the mail is on hold there is mold. Because the mail room has roughly one hundred boxes to fill, the postal worker would have to stay inside for 45 minutes to an hour to place the mail in each box. That’s something the postal carriers cannot do with mold all over the walls of the room. “It’s overwhelming,” Perry said.
Until the mail room is free from all the mold, people living there will not get any bills or letters. Instead, they will have to pick up their mail from the Post Office located at 3655 E. Fountain Blvd.
Resident Management Systems is the operating company of Mountain Country Estates. A representative from the company told 11 News a specialist was out to inspect the mail room Monday. They said the issue is being addressed, but they would not confirm that mold is the cause of the problem.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in