Will shift sale of stamps and other postal services to Rural Route Mail Service or Highway Contract Route Service
USPS officials are studying 15 post offices in Texas for possible closure as part of a money saving effort. Texas post offices on the list for possible closure include Putnam, Purmela, Carlton, Wrightsboro, Armstrong, Belmont, Campbellton, Chapman Ranch, Francitas, Lopeno, Muldoon, Pottsville, Oakland, Prairie Hill, Sublime. The Postal Service wrote the following in many of the 15 press releases in different communities.
A review of business activities of the ____ Post Office revealed that the office workload has declined. This reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post Office for _____may no longer be warranted. Initial study results support providing pickup and delivery of mail, as well as the sale of stamps and other postal services by Rural Route mail service [or Highway Contract Route Service]
The Postal Service has already held a public meeting with most of the communities listed above and the deadline for submitting comments already passed. But a couple of Texas communities still have the opportunity to voice their concerns by submitting them to the address below.
PUTNAM, TX – The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to make possible changes in the way postal services are provided in Putnam.
The community meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 31, at the Putnam Community Center [PRnote: Tuesday is March 29th] . Customers will have an opportunity to meet with a Postal Service representative to discuss alternatives. Public comments will be accepted through April 11, 2011. Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send these to:
CARLTON, TX – Public comments will be accepted through April 1, 2011.
Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send them to:
Consumer Affairs Manager
USPS Fort Worth District
4600 Mark IV Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76161-9631