Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 18, 2012

USPS changes plan; reduce hours instead of closures

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The United States Postal Service is listening to their customers and instead of closing smaller offices, over the course of the next two years they will reduce hours for selected offices.

The USPS estimates savings of $500 million by reducing office hours at selected post offices.

In Appanoose County, the post offices in Moravia and Moulton would have hours reduced from eight to six; the post office in Cincinnati would have hours reduced from eight to four; the post office in Mystic would have hours reduced from six to four; the post office in Exline would have hours reduced from six to two; and the post offices in Plano and Unionville would have hours reduced from four to two.

In Wayne County, the post office in Seymour would have hours reduced from eight to six; and the post offices in Allerton, Humeston, Promise City would have hours reduced from eight to four.

In Davis County, the post office in Drakesville would have hours reduced from eight to four; the post office in Pulaski would have hours reduced from eight to two; and the post office in Floris would have hours reduced from six to two.

In Monroe County, the post offices in Blakesburg, Lovilia and Melrose would have hours reduced from eight to four.

The USPS plans to reduce hours for 568 post offices in Iowa.

The Postal Regulatory Commission plans to review the plan prior to implementation.

The USPS plans to hold community meetings to review the plan.