Mail service meeting hears same old stuff

Priority Mail takes three weeks, Christmas catalogs arrive in the spring and credit cards show up after their due dates were listed as common occurrences for the island’s mail service during a public hearing with Postal Service officials, at the St. John School on Gifft Hill.  The Service’s acting district manager, Pablo Claudio, explained the steps involved in delivering the mail, according to a report by the St. John Source.  The island’s postmaster, Tiffany Gumbs, said she knows there are problems with priority mail and she is studying it.

As for the possibility of a new post office on the island, the Service’s manager of design and construction said there is motion.  Dane Weir reported a property has been located and a feasibility study will be conducted,  The lease on the current 3,000-square foot building has another 50 years to go.  Weir said the post office needs 5,000 feet.

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