Thursday, December 27, 2012
ROXIE, MS - According to Rhonda Bailey, Roxie Post Plan Coordinator, 1461 Lakeover Rd, Jackson, Ms 39213-8006, her office has sent letters to all postal customers of the Roxie Post Office.
Here is a copy of the letter as received >
The Postal Service has established a review process for certain Post Offices known as the POST Plan. The Roxie Post Office was among the offices evaluated under the POST Plan criteria. The Postal Service is now soliciting community input through the enclosed survey to help determine the best course of action for providing postal services to your community.
After receiving the results of this survey, the Postal Service will examine the responses and, unless the community has a strong preference (more than 60 percent) for conducting a discontinuance study for the Roxie Post Office and establishing one of the additional sources of services described below, the Postal Service intends to maintain the Roxie Post Office with 4 hours of window service each weekday. Current Saturday window service hours and access to delivery receptacles will not change as a result of the POST Plan realignment of weekday window service hours.
In addition to this survey, the Postal Service will hold a meeting at Roxie Town Hall at 124 West Blvd, Roxie MS 39661 on 1/28/2013 at 6:00 PM to answer questions and provide additional information about POST Plan. At the meeting, local management will share the results of the survey, answer questions, and solicit input regarding the time of day the Post Office will be open. Although survey results will be known and shared, the Postal Service will not make a final decision regarding this office until after the public meeting. This will enable the Postal Service to obtain all community input and opinions, from both the surveys and the meeting, before making a final decision.
The Postal Service is also seeking locally established businesses or organizations to serve as contractor-operated postal retail units in communities like yours. If you are interested in operating a postal retail unit, please visit the website at https://about.usps.com/news/electronic-press-kits/expandedaccess/welcome.htm for additional information. Generally, these contractor-operator postal retail units will operate in combination with a community's Post Office. However, selection of the third option in the attached survey indicates a preference of your Post Office to be studied for discontinuance with the establishment of a contractor-operated unit as a replacement for the Post Office.
Please return the enclosed survey in the postage-paid envelope provided by 1/14/2013. We kindly request the inclusion of your mailing address so that we can ensure that one survey response is submitted per address. Please note that your response may be entered into a publicly accessible record.
Thank you for your cooperation.SincerelyRhonda BaileyPost Plan Coordinator (a)
*Please note that the date in the letter states 1/28/2013 for community meeting and based on information provided by Postal Website, this is correct.
The Survey Questionnaire
Many times we do not take action as a citizen when it is necessary for the good of all our community residents. A post office is a vital community source of pride as well as a needed establishment to identify our town. If we standby and allow the same thing that happened to the removal of the Bank of Franklin Roxie Branch to happen to the Post Office, we have no others to blame except ourselves. Be armed with information and ask questions. Below our staff has listed additional information and reference links. Click and learn.
Postal Facts > click here
Main Web Site > click here
Village Post Offices > click here
Future of Post Office > click here
Source: USPS letter, News release from USPS and Public Records