USPS may close Flint Township site



FLINT TWP. — A public hearing held Wednesday to discuss a proposal to close one or more Flint area mailing facilities could include the township post office, Supervisor Karyn Miller informed the Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting.

Miller said the township was first notified in November about an Area Mail Processing Feasibility Study in which the United States Postal Service is considering a consolidation of services to cut costs.

Results of the study were to be presented at a public meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center Drive.

The post office is proposing to consolidate mail processing operations from one or more local postal facilities by moving them to the Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center in Pontiac.

Highlights of the discussion include elimination of 113 jobs and savings of $6.5 million if the proposal goes forward, according to an informational announcement posted under news at usps.com.

The announcement stated that collection box pick-up times would not change, delivery of mail to residences and business would not be affected and a local postmark would be available for stamped First-class mail. Considerations and possible changes for commercial mail also are discussed.

Study results are currently under review and subject to change. Public input will be considered prior to the final decision, according to the web site posting.

MIller encouraged concerned residents to attend the meeting or write a letter.

Written comments can be mailed by April 7 to Manager Consumer Affairs, Southeast Michigan District, 2351 Bellingham Drive, Troy, Michigan, 48084-9631 Rhonda S. Sanders


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