Future of Andrews Post Office in doubt

The Andrews Town Council learned at its meeting on Monday, May 12, that the town's post office may be in danger of closing.

Councilman Ray Tackett said that he had learned that the Andrews Post Office had been contacted by the United States Postal Service (USPS) out of Indianapolis and that letters will soon be sent to patrons the post office currently serves, informing them of a meeting to be held at the Andrews Town Hall on June 26 where the post office's future will discussed.

"We can't let them walk in here and close that post office," said Tackett. "That's the only thing we got."

Due to falling revenues, the USPS has been forced to consider the closure of post offices across the nation.

In other business, Clerk-Treasurer Bill Johnson announced that a special meeting would be convened on May 23. In that meeting, council will explore ways to cut costs in a proposal presented to the town by Strand Associates, the structural engineering firm that has been awarded the town's planning grant.

The current cost of the firm's proposal is $76,000. The town's grant totals $50,000 and Johnson said it would be council's goal to cut costs in the proposal until it was closer to the grant's total.