The Alexandria Post Office will begin operating at reduced hours effective Saturday, January 26.
One week following a November 1 community meeting in Alexandria, David Underwood, Manager of Post Office Operations, wrote a letter to postal customers explaining the final decision. "It has been determined that effective January 26, 2013, the Alexandria Post Office will provide six hours of window service each weekday. The facility retail hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Current Saturday window service hours will not be reduced and access to delivery receptables will not change as a result of the POST Plan realignment of weekday window service hours," wrote Underwood.
"Customers will have access to their mail receptacles 24 hours a day and Post Office Box mail will be available daily for pick-up by 10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday," he wrote.
According to Underwood, "The Postal Service concluded that the POST Plan review process for the Alexandria Post Office, customer survey responses, input from the community meeting, and the operational needs of the Postal Service were considered in reaching the implementation decision".
Alexandria carriers began working out of the Watertown Post Office Saturday, November 3.
The Alexandria Post Office is among 260 post offices in Tennessee which will have their hours changed or downsized within the next couple of years, according to Underwood.