For security purposes, mailboxes keys cannot be mailed to homeowners. You will need to pick them up in person. We have arranged for a board member to be at the CCGC Clubhouse this Thursday and Saturday (see the times listed in the article to the right) to distribute keys to homeowners; you must be the actual registered owner of the unit and present your photo ID in order to get the keys. No exceptions. If you are a renter or caretaker, you will need to contact your homeowners to make sure they have sent Desert Management a signed authorization form authorizing you to accept the new keys.These very sturdy mailboxes are similar to the ones in Association 2, although the design of the posts is simplified. They are black in color, which designers feel contrasts nicely to the Spanish style of our buildings, regardless of their color. Black matches our courtyard entry gates and lightposts.
Your postal carrier can place mail in the box without a key, but you will need a key to gain access to the delivered mail. The boxes will have flags to indicate that you have mail to send out, but we strongly discourage the use of these. Criminals love to raid mailboxes with the flags up!
It was actually a very tough analysis over the past couple of years, as the board evaluated numerous mailbox & post combinations. We are very happy to have settled on a classic selection and finally replace our old mailboxes. These new boxes are very sturdy and should last for decades.