Trevorton post office window service reduced
TREVORTON - Mail users in Trevorton will have one less hour to use window service at their post office along West Shamokin Street starting May 5.
In an announcement dated Monday, Robert Varano, manager of operations programs for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), informed customers that the village post office would be providing six hours of window service each weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a two-hour lunch break starting at 12 noon.
Current Saturday hours will not be reduced and access to delivery receptacles will not change as a result of the realignment of weekday hours.
The plan was finalized after reviewing customer survey responses, input from a community meeting on March 24 and the needs of the postal service.
Customers will have access to their mail receptacles from 7:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Post office box mail will be available daily for pick-up by 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Last week, Andrea Garaciolo, manager of post office operations for the central Pennsylvania district, took feedback from 18 village residents who attended a public meeting at the American Legion.
Varano recently said it's a national initiative by the U.S. Postal Service to reduce the hours at post offices that don't have the workload to support 8-hour window service per day.
Window hours will remain the same until the first Monday in May: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A second meeting was held last week at Locust Gap Fire Company to discuss the future of delivery of mail in the village of Locust Gap. The post office that sustained weather-related damage in January will not reopen because the owner did not renew the lease.
Residents there will either receive their mail by individual curbside delivery or cluster box units. Home delivery to mail slots or boxes at a home's front door is not an option.