This is meeting is part of the United States Postal Service’s Post Plan program, which was announced in May 2012 as a way to keep Post Offices across the country open by realigning retail window hours based on customer use.
The Postal Service said Post Plan would be implemented methodically over a two-year period in a multi-phased process and would be completed in September 2014.
The timeline has been extended and the Post Plan program now will be finalized in early January 2015.
According to Enola C. Rice, spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, customers of the Boyle Post Office were sent notification of the public meeting and a survey.
The survey include four options:
* Keep the office open but with realigned weekday window service hours. Hours would be changed from eight hours each weekday to six. Saturday would not change and access to delivery receptacles will not be impacted.
* Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and provide roadside mailbox delivery. Retail and delivery service would be provided through a rural carrier. Customers can purchase most postal services through the carrier or other alternate access points.
* Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and find a suitable alternative location operated by a contractor, usually a local business.
* Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and provide box service via another nearby post office and relocate delivery to that post office.
A similar meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Merigold Town Hall in regards to the Merigold Post Office.