The Town of Leicester post office is at least the fourth post office in Livingston and nearby counties to see its hours reduced.

Post Office Operations Manager Ronald Coon stood before about 60 town residents gathered at the Leicester Fire Hall to present the USPS plan to reduce hours of operation at the local post office to four hours a day.

The Post Office’s retail window will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Customers can access their post boxes in the lobby from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Coon said the decision to be open in the afternoon was made based on the results of the customer survey issued by the USPS. They were asked to give their input regarding the options for the post office that included reducing the hours, closing it altogether, or moving all post office operations to a nearby post office. The majority of the responses indicated that customers preferred keeping the local post office open but with reduced hours of operation. The survey is still open and if anyone did not complete one but would like to, they can contact the counter person at the Leciester PO.

Retired postmaster Toni Pendergast, who was also at the Piffard post office public meeting last November, stood at the door and as residents arrived, she gave them copies of the survey information. She worked at the Leicester post office for 34 years; 27 as the postmaster. She opposes the changes and fears that eventually the Leicester post office could close.

“It means a lot to our community. If you don’t have a post office in your community you lose your identity. It’s a meeting place for people,” she commented.

Coon told the residents that there are no plans at this time to close the post office but that the decision to reduce hours of operation is based on window traffic, mail volume and the resulting decreased revenue. Since 2010, revenue at the Leicester Post Office dropped from $96,299 to $65,964 in 2012, Coon said.

He said revenue is expected to drop another $10,000 by the end of 2013.


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