The first of three scheduled public meetings regarding the possible closure or consolidation of five inner city Milwaukee U.S. Postal Service (USPS) stations took place on Wednesday (October 19) evening, according to Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.
Alderwoman Coggs said residents have been asking what they can do to weigh in on the possible closures/ consolidations since the issue became public several weeks ago. “These public meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to have their voices heard, and I encourage all residents concerned about the future of their neighborhood post office station to attend and speak out,” she said.
The USPS mailed out surveys to people who live within the service area of each station to ask about how often people use the station, and which products/services they typically use.
The facilities being reviewed by the USPS for possible closure and/or consolidation are:
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 2650 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
- Hampton – 6501 W. Fond du Lac Ave. • Mid City – 3421 W. Vliet St.
- Parklawn 3931 N. 35th St.
- Teutonia – 2656 N. Teutonia Ave.
Last month the Common Council adopted legislation – file # 110539 – introduced by Alderwoman Coggs urging the U.S. Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission “to maintain affordable, secure and dependable postal services in the city.”
Scheduled public meetings concerning the other affected USPS stations are:
- Parklawn Station & Mid- City Station — Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at Heartlove Place.
- Hampton Station – Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Villard Square Branch, Milwaukee Public Library, 5190 N. 35th St.
NOTE: Additional public meetings on the possible closures/consolidations may be scheduled.