Public can comment on possible new Jamesburg post office location

BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jul 3, 2018

JAMESBURG – Residents have until July 20 to submit comments on a U.S. Postal Service proposal to relocate the borough post office from its East Railroad Avenue location to a smaller site in the community.

The potential move is needed because the post office in Jamesburg uses approximately 1,000-square-feet of space but is renting 4,200-square-feet at 13 East Railroad Ave., said George B. Flood, Northeast Area U.S. Postal Service spokesman on Tuesday.

“At the June 20 Borough Council Meeting, U.S. Postal Service Real Estate Specialist Kurtis Bullard discussed the options we are exploring to downsize to a smaller footprint within the Borough and the 30-day public comment period,” Flood said.

Community members can submit comments about the move to Kurtis Bullard – real estate specialist, United States Postal Service, P.O. Box 27497, Greensboro, NC 27498-1103. Only mailed comments are accepted and must identify the post office by name.

Jamesburg Mayor Marlene Lowande did not respond to a request to comment from MonroeNow, but in an interview with she reportedly indicated that her preference would be for the post office to find a smaller spot at its East Railroad Avenue location because of its convenience and ample parking for community members.

She also added in the interview that the building housing the post office was sold, but that the new landlord wants to work with the agency to keep them as a tenant.

After taking into account any written comments received, the Postal Service will make a final decision to proceed with, modify, or cancel the proposal and will send a final decision letter to the mayor’s office and post the letter in the lobby of the post office, according to a letter outline the process.

“We wish to work closely with the community to find the best location for the Jamesburg Post Office,” Flood said. “All real estate options will be considered that would give us a 1,000-square-foot postal presence in the Borough.”