A public meeting on a proposed reduction in retail hours at the Eastanollee Post Office is scheduled to take place today.
The meeting is set to begin at noon today at the Eastanollee Post Office, which is located on Eastanollee School Road.
Under a U.S. Postal Service proposal announced last year, the Eastanollee Post Office would see a reduction in retail hours from eight hours a day to six hours a day.
It is part of a plan announced last May in which the Postal Service announced that hours at thousands of small post offices across the country, including Eastanollee, would be reduced to better reflect usage. U.S. Postal Service Atlanta District Communications Manager Michael Miles says the list came from looking at foot traffic at each and every post office.
According to the postal service, access to the retail lobby and to Post Office boxes at affected post offices would remain unchanged in the proposal, and a town’s ZIP Code and community identity would be retained.
The Eastanollee Post Office is the only post office in Stephens County affected under the proposed plan from the Postal Service.
However, a number of other post offices in northeast Georgia were affected by the plan, such as Dillard, Mountain City, Mount Airy, Rabun Gap, Tiger, Bowersville, Tallulah Falls, and Wiley.