USPS meetings to address Shelby, Westover post offices

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

The United States Postal Service will hold two community meetings in Shelby County.

The first meeting will concern the Shelby Post Office. The meeting will be Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at Shelby Elementary School, which is located at 19099 Shelby County 145.

Another community meeting will address the Westover Post Office. The meeting will be Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Westover City Hall, which is located at 3312 Old Highway 280.

The meetings are part of USPS’ plan to “make sure America’s communities continue to have access to products and services” as the USPS “right-sizes (the) post office network to reflect the nation’s current use” of the postal system, according to Usps.com.

The USPS unveiled a plan in May 2012 to “refine the postal service’s approach regarding post office structure by offering an option that could keep most existing post offices in place, but with modified retail hours to match customer use,” according to a USPS release.