MOUNT VERNON — On Nov. 23, the Mount Vernon Post Office will be making minor adjustments to city routes. According to Mount Vernon Postmaster Cindy O’Brien, this will make mail delivery in the city more efficient.
“I had about a route and a half,” she explained. “One was an auxiliary route, which was about four hours. I’m removing one route and splitting the rest up among the other carriers. So what will happen will be we will have consistent delivery for the people back to the way it used to be. We like on-time delivery.”
Right now, the Mount Vernon Post Office has 14 city routes and 10 rural routes. O’Brien said the city routes would be reduced to 13; for now, the rural routes will stay the same.
“We want to give this a couple of weeks to get everything worked out,” she said. “It’s going to be good changes for the post office and deliveries. The carriers will know their routes are back to eight hours and can take responsibility for those customers.”
The adjustments will also eliminate the need for one vehicle, according to O’Brien, resulting in cost savings for the local office.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call O’Brien at 392-8006.