The U.S. Postal Service has begun taking surveys of residents who use post offices with questionable futures, as part of the process of determining how to “right-size” them, according to a Postal Service spokesman.
Questionnaires have been sent out asking residents whether they prefer to cut their post office’s hours, consolidate with a larger post office nearby, begin mobile carrier delivery, or have their mail delivered to a nearby business.
In this area, close to three dozen post offices would see their hours cut under a plan unveiled last May.
- Among those which would be open 6 hours a day instead of 8:
Avonmore, Black Lick, Clarksburg, Commodore, Home, Marion Center, Penn Run, Rossiter, Smicksburg, and Vintondale
- Post offices which would only be open four hours:
Bolivar, Brush Valley, Coral, Dixonville, Emeigh, Gipsy, Glen Campbell, Heilwood, Hillsdale, Lucernemines, Plumville, Robinson, and Rochester Mills
- And those which would be cut to just two hours of operation daily:
Alverda, Arcadia, Chambersville, Clune, Dilltown, Kent, McIntyre, Sagamore, Starford, and West Lebanon.
The Postal Service says the plan each town favors will be put into place. It hopes to have the entire process finished by September 2014.