Mead and Cartwright post offices could be closed after hearings on both offices. Residents said they were notified by letter from the postal service about the upcoming changes. The letter also asked for feedback from residents in the area.
Due to financial setbacks, the U.S. Postal Service has been consolidating its locations across the country.
A decline in people using first class mail caused The U.S. Postal Service to start a “post plan” program in 2012.
“The Postal Service’s post plan is designed to make sure America’s communities continue to have access to our products and services as we right-size our Post Office network to reflect the nation’s current use of our services,” according to the U.S. Postal Service website.
The service says this plan could save the agency up to $1.2 billion by the end of this year. This means closing some post offices throughout the country.
The postal service said on its Website that, “listening to our customers and gathering their input via public meetings and surveys is a critical part of the plan. The schedules provided here give details on the date, time and location of public meetings for each Post Office being considered under the plan.”
Both post office hearings will be held at the office on July 18 in each post office. Cartwright Post Office hearing will be held at 12 p.m. and Mead’s will be held at 1:30 p.m.