Post office move pushed back a monthThe Somerset Post Office is still operating out of the current location on Main Street. They had planned to be in their new facility by mid-July, but the new building in the River Hills Commons area is not finished yet.
By: Laura Kruse, New Richmond News
It hasn’t happened yet.
The Somerset Post Office is still operating out of the current location on Main Street. They had planned to be in their new facility by mid-July, but the new building in the River Hills Commons area is not finished yet.
“I think the U.S. Post Office is coordinating other building projects at the same time,” said Pete Boetcher, postmaster of the Somerset Post Office.
The building’s exterior is practically finished, but the interior work still needs to be completed, as well as the parking lot. Boetcher said they will plan to move the equipment over the first Saturday they are able. That way, he explained, the employees will stay after closing at 10 a.m. to do the actual move.
“It will be quite a transition,” Boetcher anticipated. “We’ll keep people posted on when the move will take place.”
He said in the meantime, he had been working with the village to arrange mailboxes for those people without home delivery currently. At the June Village of Somerset board meeting, they had discussed setting up mailboxes off Main Street that were uniform and accessible by car for mail carriers.
At the time, the village was not sure where to locate a cluster of boxes that would be cosmetically appealing, functional and inexpensive.
Boetcher said the public came up with its own idea.
“Some patrons actually got together and set up mailboxes in various places,” Boetcher reported.
The new proposed deadline for moving into the new building is slated between Aug. 10-15.
“The employees are really looking forward to the extra space,” Boetcher concluded.