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Loraine PO to see hour change

lorainepostofficeLoraine citizens met last Thursday to discuss some changes that will be taking place regarding the hours of operations at the local office. The community meeting was held Thursday, July 24th at 4 p.m. in the Baptist Church located at 503 Lightfoot Drive.
The proposed retail hour change will see the post office in operation for four hours each weekday, compared to the six and a half it’s been open in the past.
A survey was sent to citizens in Loraine, and of the 242 surveys mailed, 99 of them were filled out and returned. According to statistics made available by the USPS, 94 of the 99 surveys returned show that customers are in favor of realigning the hours of service.
Other options included a change in delivery, which would have the local office closed and provide roadside mailbox delivery. A village post office option would provide office services at a suitable alternative location, like a business, and a nearby post office option would mean that the office would be closed and patrons would have to use an office in a nearby town.
Lorainians were definitely in favor of keeping the local office open, with a reduction in hours. After receiving the results of the survey, the Postal Service examined the responses and announced the intention of maintaining four window service hours per weekday.
A copy of the survey results made available to the Record said, “To allow for the completion of administrative tasks associated with the implementation, the Postal Service will announce the date of implementation and the new operational hours of the office at a later date.”
There has been a 27% drop in customer retail visits to post offices since 2005. In May 2012, the POST plan was announced as a plan to realign retail window hours based on customer use in more than 13,000 post offices around the country. The Postal Service is now finalizing the implementation of this plan. The timeline has been extended, and the POST plan will now be finalized in early January 2015.
Since the program was announced more than two years ago, 9,166 post offices have had retail operating hours adjusted. Of the 13,000, 3,009 offices are now six-hour offices, 4,900 are now four-hour offices and 1,257 are now two-hour offices.
As a self-supporting government enterprise, the Postal Service receives no tax dollars. It relies solely on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Additional information on the POST Plan can be found at www.usps.comourfuturenetwork. Click the links under Preserving Post Offices.

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