Maplewood Post Office Fate: No Announcement Before May 15
The Maplewood office is under consideration to lose counter service.
Out of curiosity, Patch called the St. Louis office for an update.
Micki Jones, customer relations coordinator for the Gateway District, was helpful.
“It’s still under consideration,” she said. “No decisions have been made yet. If it was to close, we can’t do anything before May 15.”
The May 15 date was set so the U. S. Postal Service would be at its fullest throughout the presidential primary elections. In December, the post office made an agreement with Congress that no offices would close before that date.
The agreement also states that closures or consolidations must be completed by Aug. 31. That's according to a news release from the U. S. Postal Service.
Jones said Diegel would make an announcement about any closures or consolidations before the word comes from the national office, but nothing will be announced before May 15.
She also said a decision can be appealed after being announced.
“It will probably September 2012 before anything happens,” she said.
Comments about the proposal are still coming in, she said.