MEETING HELD TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF GRANT'S POST OFFICE
(Grant) A meeting was held Wednesday night at the United Methodist Church in Grant to discuss the future of the town’s Post Office. There are currently 44 postal customers in Grant, many of whom were in attendance and voiced their concerns. Sara Lindauer with the United States Postal Service said the Grant Post Office is one of 31 post offices in the state currently being studied. Lindauer explained that the most likely outcome of the study would be a closure of the post office with secure curbside box units being placed at one or multiple locations around town where customers would go to pickup their mail including any packages they receive. If packages do not fit in the curbside units then a rural mail carrier would deliver them to customers’ homes. Packages needing to be sent would have to be given to the rural mail carrier at the time he delivers the days mail. If the study results in a curbside unit system being put in place, Grant customers would see their street address change, but the Grant zip-code would be retained. Curbside units in Grant would save the postal service an estimated $13,500 per year. The United States Postal Service loses $23 million dollars per day and cuts are being made all across the country.