Two postmasters conducted the meeting, one from Arlington and the other from Coupeville -- both doing this for the first time.
Bottom line: Each year there will be an accounting of business at the post office and a decision on how many hours therefore the postal worker is paid to do.
After they report back, in 30 days the post office will change to a schedule of Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m., with the current hours retained for Saturday, 9-10:30.
There will be no postmaster, rather a person paid by the hour for those hours worked.
The afternoon schedule was chosen as federal law requires the afternoon blue box pickup (outside the store) and 1/3 surveyed prefer that.
Roughly 1/3 preferred an a.m. schedule, 1/3 late a.m. to early p.m.
Sadly it appears that a lot of people just don't care. Out of 224 surveys sent out 79 folks bothered to return them, which seems pretty pathetic.
87% preferred the realignment of hours, 4% the delivery option, zero the village post office option, 1% the nearby post office option, and 8% made no selection.
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