Monday, June 17, 2019

Grantsburg Post Office services suspended

The Grantsburg Post Office services has been suspended as of April 28.

The reason for suspending services were structural issues.

The buildings flooring and walls are structurally unsound. The floor is caving in and walls are leaning. It poses an immediate safety concern to occupants.

According to a press release from manager of post office operations, Tara Conner, “this change is tentative and will not lead to a formal proposal unless we conclude that it will provide a maximum degree of regular and effective postal services.”

Those who’s mail is delivered will not see any changes. However, those who has a P.O. box at the Grantsburg office will now have the option to have their mailbox at the Vienna location, located 8.1 miles away.

The Vienna Post Office has 24-hour lobby access. Window service and retail service hours at Vienna are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The press release also discussed services available from the carrier:

“Most transactions do not require meeting a carrier at the mailbox. Stamps By Mail order envelopes and Money Order Application forms are available for your convenience; or you may place a note in the mailbox, with payment, and the carrier will provide the requested services.

“When an accountable item requiring a signature, such as a certified letter, cannot be delivered on the first day, the carrier will return the item to the Vienna Post Office. You may pick up the article at the Vienna Post Office, request redelivery on another day convenient for you, or authorize the carrier to deliver the item to another person.”

No final decision to permanently discontinue the post office in Grantsburg has been made.

A community meeting is scheduled to be held at or near Vienna in the coming weeks to explain plans and solicit comments concerning possible alternate means of providing postal and other services.

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