BROCKTON--United States Postal Service officials and employees will meet tonight in Brockton for one of several meetings across the region for the U.S. Post Office to take comments from the public about a feasibility study that could close or consolidate area distribution facilities, including one in Brockton.
The plan could affect hundreds of jobs and businesses in the area near the distribution sites.
Information from the U.S. Post Office's website is as follows:
Postal Service Managers will give an overview and listen to community input regarding a proposal to move mail processing operations from the Brockton, MA Processing and Distribution Facility to the Providence Rhode Island Possessing and Distribution Facility.
Postal Officials from the Greater Boston Postal District will be in attendance to make a presentation and field comments and questions.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
West Middle School--Cafeteria
271 West Street
Recently, the USPS undertook an Area Mail process (AMP) feasibility study at the Brockton Processing and Distribution Facility. The Greater Boston District Office has completed its review and submitted it to the Northeast Area office for consideration.
The USPS welcomes public input and will hold a meeting to explain the proposal on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
The USPS will post a meeting agenda and a presentation, along with a summary of the brief, on their website, usps.com, one week prior to the meeting.
The USPS will also accept any public comment on the study up to 15 days after the meeting.
For those who cannot attend the meeting, comments may be mailed to:
Consumer & Industry Contact Manager
Greater Boston District
25 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02205-9631
Hearings will also be held in Shrewsbury, tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Ave.
and in Waltham at Waltham High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.
The first hearing was held yesterday in Wareham.