Eastanollee Post Office Public Meeting Next Week

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting on a proposed reduction in retail hours at the Eastanollee Post Office next week.

Last May, the U.S. Postal Service announced hours at thousands of small post offices across the country, including Eastanollee, would be reduced to better reflect usage.

Under the proposal, the Eastanollee Post Office would see a reduction in retail hours from eight hours a day to six hours a day.

U.S. Postal Service Atlanta District Communications Manager Michael Miles said the list came from looking at foot traffic at each and every post office.

The Eastanollee Post Office is the only post office in Stephens County affected under the proposed plan from the Postal Service. However, a number of other post offices in northeast Georgia were affected by the plan.

In addition, postal service officials said last year when making the announcement that access to the retail lobby and to Post Office boxes at affected post offices would remain unchanged in the proposal, and a town’s ZIP Code and community identity would be retained.

The meeting to discuss the proposed cut in retail hours will take place on Wednesday at noon at the Eastanollee Post Office, which is located on Eastanollee School Road, and the community is invited to attend.