Sheridan Park post office in limbo?

A public meeting to discuss the status of the Sheridan Park post office in Bremerton and whether it may close that was rescheduled for earlier this week and postponed, will likely be rescheduled by the end of the month to a later date.

"We've not rescheduled the meeting," Ernie Swanson, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said last Thursday. "I don't think we'll be waiting until May."

In response to a request made by multiple U.S. senators, the Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing or consolidation of any post office or mail processing facility until May 15.

Facing financial struggles, the Postal Service has many post offices across the country that are in jeopardy of closure and the Sheridan Park site located at 1281 Sylvan Way, is one of them.

"No determination has been made at this point," Swanson said of the decision to close Sheridan Park or not. "A public meeting is part of the process."

The Postal Service has had a loss in mail volume and receives no tax dollars for its operating expenses. It relies on postage sales, products and services to fund its operations.

By 2015, the Postal Service must reduce its operating costs by $20 billion in order to return to profitability, David Williams, vice president of network operations, said in a December statement.


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