|Holt, Milltown Officials Formally Re-Open Milltown Post Office|
|Monday, 28 January 2013 10:07|
(Milltown, NJ) – U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today joined Milltown Mayor Eric Steeber and USPS officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Milltown Post Office to formally re-open the facility.
“Today is a very good day that has been too long in coming,” Holt said. “I am pleased and grateful that, more than a year after Hurricane Irene shut down the Milltown Post Office, the USPS has done the hard and important work necessary to restore full postal services to the community.”
The Milltown Post Office had been closed ever since it was damaged in flooding after Hurricane Irene in 2011, and residents were forced to rely on minimal postal operations running out of a trailer. The post office’s reopening is the result of more than a year of advocacy by Holt, Steeber, and the Milltown Borough Council.
On December 16, 2011, shortly after visiting the flood-damaged post office, Holt wrote to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe requesting assurances that Milltown would retain a full postal retail facility. The USPS provided such a commitment in May 2012 but did not announce where or when the postal facility would open. Finally, in December 2012, the USPS committed to reopening the existing post office.
Resuming service at the existing post office is an interim step toward establishing permanent postal services in Milltown. The USPS intends to relocate to a new Milltown facility in the future.
“The USPS deserves great credit for their work over the past month to repair the damage to this facility and to restore it to its place as a cornerstone of the Milltown community,” Holt said. “As we move forward with the work of finding a location for a new Milltown Post Office, I am confident that postal officials will bear in mind the lessons of recent experience and will make every effort to keep the community and public officials informed and involved.”
The hours for the Milltown Post Office will be:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.