TEMPLE — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to reestablish retail services as close as possible to the former post office.

More information will be presented at a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at the Temple Town Office, 258 Temple Rd.

“The reasons for this decision, along with potential sites and an overview of the selection process will be discussed at this meeting and public input and comments will be welcome,” said U.S. Postal Service communications specialist Steve Doherty.

In order to be considered prior to the Postal Service’s final decision, written comments will be accepted for 30 days following the meeting.

Post office services were cut off to the community on March 24 when the owner of the building where the post office was located terminated the lease.

Rural delivery of mail was not disrupted. Post office box customers retrieve their mail at the West Farmington Post Office, nearly 5 miles from the old location.

The Postal Service is also seeking proposals for either a vacant 20,000 square foot lot or an existing 700 square foot building. Property should be properly zoned or capable of being rezoned for use as a postal site.

Proposals should be received by the Postal Service no later than Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

Written comments and proposals should be sent to U.S. Postal Service Real Estate Specialist Michael Bullard at P.O. Box 27497, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27498 or [email protected].

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