as treasurer, I use the USPS prestamped, addressed window envelopes for more than 90% of my mail going out.  truly saves time/energy/etc.  miki townshend
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Town of Roxbury
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Postage

Here is a reply from a small town.  We use stamps and would not even consider a machine due to the cost.  We purchase stamped-window envelopes with the return address printed on them from the US Postal Service.  A box cost $235.00 for 500 envelopes.  We only use those for tax bills and delinquent notices otherwise we use stamps.  We do not have electric or water bills.



Town of Roxbury


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marianne A. Blake
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:05 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Postage


It seems to me that stamps would be very cumbersome.  You'd need a scale to weigh the pieces, then a broad range of stamps to cover the heavier stuff that's not 42 cents.  And doesn't the post office have some sort of rule that packages over a certain size or weight have to be taken to the postal window if they have stamps instead of a metered mark? (an anti-terrorist measure).  My 2 cents: I'd stick with the meter.

Marianne inWindsor


In a message dated 6/16/2008 2:46:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

Hello Clerks,

This may have been discussed already, but I can't find it on a message
sort in my email, so thanks, in advance, for your responses.

We are considering doing away with the postage meter in the office
(Pitney Bowes) and going to

Any insights?

Thanks again.

Heidi Racht

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