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Postal Service to Present Relocation Plans

More than 8,000-square-foot space sought to maintain retail services and delivery carrier operation at new Maplewood location.

Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service will present proposals for a new Maplewood location at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting.

The township is not renewing the post office's lease in November for its current location at 160 Maplewood Ave. The nearly 15,000-square-foot space, considered the "crown jewel" of Maplewood, is the focus of the town's redevelopment plan.

According to a U.S. Postal Service notice, approximately 8,370 net square feet are needed to maintain the retail services and the delivery carrier operation at the new location.

The postal service plans to outline the project and consider the public's feedback at Tuesday night's meeting at the Police and Court Building at 7:30 p.m.

"At that meeting, we will describe the project, invite questions, solicit written comments and describe the process by which community input will be considered," the U.S. Postal Service notice said.

"Thereafter, we will make a relocation decision that takes into account the community's input and is consistent with Postal Service objectives. That relocation decision may then be appealed by any person."

The postal service is accepting written comments through Aug. 21. Comments need to be in writing, reference this post office by name or location and sent to Joseph J. Mulvey, U.S. Postal Service, 2 Congress St., Room 8, Milford, MA, 01757-9998.

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