Two post offices in Iowa to close: Not to worry, they’re just “relocations”

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The Postal Service has announced plans to close two post offices in Iowa.  The main post office in downtown Iowa City will be closed and replaced with a new, smaller facility, location yet-to-be-determined.  It’s also closing the office in Coralville, and opening a retail space in the carrier annex, on the outskirts of town.

The Postal Service is calling both closures a “relocation,” so there won’t be a discontinuance process or an opportunity to appeal the closures to the Postal Regulatory Commission.  That’s how the close post offices these days.

Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth said the city received many complaints over its lack of accessibility of the annex facility.  He also said the Postal Service’s decision seems rushed and questioned the agency’s sincerity in wanting public input with the meeting set for a weekday afternoon.  “It’s almost like they’re going through the process,” he said.

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