By Gwen Sisson
The U.S. Postal Service conducted a town meeting Monday night to discuss the future of the Bellefontaine post office.
Jeff Harrell, manager of postal operations,
said closing was no longer “on the table” for the Bellefontaine post office.
The meeting was to share survey results and discuss proposed hours. Over 25 people attended Monday night’s meeting at the Adelphian Masonic Lodge. Bellefontaine residents suggested the post office to be open from 8 a.m. until noon.
The post office will remain full time until Postmaster Bonnie Pepper’s possible retirement this fall. If Pepper does not retire before Jan. 1, the post office will go to four hours a day at that time.
Harrell also proposed a time lock for the building allowing customers access to their mail from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
Final decisions will be made regarding retail hours within one to two weeks of submitting survey and town hall information.