PRC dismisses appeal to stop relocation of the downtown post office in Grand Island, NE

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has dismissed an appeal to stop the relocation of the downtown post office in Grand Island, Nebraska.  In an order issued on June 15, 2017, the Commission explains that “the Postal Service’s actions regarding the Grand Island MPO constitute a relocation of postal services, over which the Commission has no appellate jurisdiction.”

The relocation has been controversial from the start, and residents expressed their opposition at a public forum with the Postal Service and directly to Congressman Adrian Smith.  The appeal had been filed in May by the Hall County Board of Supervisors.

The Postal Service will be relocating the downtown office to the Grand Island Processing and Distribution Facility, about 3.5 miles away.  The move will save the Postal Service the cost of renting the downtown location, since it owns the P&DF facility.  (According to the USPS Facilities Report, the annual rent is about $50,000.)  Read the order here.

 (Photo credit: News Channel Nebraska)
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