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Wescott Neighborhood Mailbox Replacement Project

Wescott neighborhood (Wescott Lane, Cecil Pasture Road and Livingston Place) will receive new locking mailboxes. The new mailboxes are secured and are meant to deter mail theft. Read on to learn when the project will be started and how keys will be distributed to residents.

As part of LARMAC’s continued effort to maintain and enhance the Ladera Ranch community, we will be replacing the mailboxes in the Wescott neighborhood.

In the past, mail theft has been an issue due to mailboxes that did not lock, and were therefore unsecured.  

As part of this switch over to the new clustered mailboxes, LARMAC staff will attempt to deliver sets of keys directly to residents (18 years and older) at their homes on Wednesday, April 29, between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 situation, LARMAC staff will take precautions to keep residents and staff safe.

Residents who are not home on April 29 between the 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. may arrange to pick up their keys from LARMAC. Keys will be available at the LARMAC office located at 1 Daisy Street starting on April 22. Wescott residents who want to pick up their mailbox keys in-person must schedule an appointment with LARMAC by calling (949) 218-0900 (drop-in pick ups are not available). 

In order to maintain uninterrupted access to mailboxes, residents muct pick up their keys by Friday, May 8 by 4:00 p.m. Keys that are not picked up by then may be returned to the USPS.  

Schedule:

  • First day residents may pick up mailbox keys from LARMAC: Wednesday, April 22
  • Concrete pads installed: April 27 through April 29
  • Delivery of keys to homes (Front Door): Wednesday, April 29 (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • New mailbox installation: May 1 to May 6
  • Removal of existing mailboxes: TBD (pending installation of master locks by USPS)
  • Last day to pick up keys from LARMAC: May 8

Contacts:

Update (May 13, 2020): The new mailboxes are in service now. Thank you to our residents for their patience and positive feedback. 

Here is a question we received: 
What happens if I lose my mail box key?
A: The United States Postal Service (USPS) does not keep copies of the keys and not does charge a deposit for use of the CBU or keys. If the keys get lost, USPS installs a new lock and keys at the customer’s expense. Link to USPS