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Petersburg officials examine lease agreement with post office

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Petersburg town officials are taking a closer look at the lease agreement for the Petersburg Post Office after a recent dispute over the landlord’s role in building maintenance.

The Town of Petersburg owns the building which houses the post office.

According to discussions held during the recent Petersburg Mayor and Aldermen meeting, town officials were contacted by the local post office about replacing some of the building’s light fixtures. The town had the fixtures replaced at a cost of $300. After the work was complete and the bill paid, according to discussion, the town received two threatening letters from an Arizona-based leasing agency for the post office.

At this point, town recorder Chris Sparks examined the current lease agreement and found that the landlord is not responsible for providing light fixtures.

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