Everson Post Office hours stay same for now
The fate of the Everson post office has still not been decided, but until that decision is made, the hours of operation will remain the same.
Everson Borough Councilman Mike Banaszak told the other members of council recently he had been in contact with a representative from the postal service.
“I was told that one of two things are going to happen,” he said. “Either the interior of the post office will be remodeled so that everyone has a box and there will be no general delivery, or they will have home delivery for everyone and the post office boxes will not be used.”
He added that until a decision is made and everything comes together, the current hours of operation will not change.
Mayor Ruth Shannon along with Councilman George Sherbondy prepared a letter to send to Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Bill Shuster expressing the borough's concerns about the status of their post office.
“For awhile there was total upheaval at the post office,” Banaszak said. “People were getting the wrong mail and there was mail that was just sitting around and not getting delivered, but they seem to have a system going now and things are starting to settle down.”
In other borough business, Banaszak said the expansion of the police department offices is nearly complete.
“They're laying the tile in the front room and once that's done (Chief) Kevin (Grippo) can arrange everything the way he wants it,” he said.
Banaszak said the project began after Grippo asked to expand the small offices.
The entire police office was stuffed into one 12 by 15-foot room and things were overly crowded.
“The second room contained jail cells that were illegal for about two years, so they were just being used for storage of evidence,” Banaszak said. “The space was underused and when (Grippo) took over he asked for permission to expand.”
The jail cells have since been removed, the walls were painted and a new floor was laid in that room.
Chuck Leighty, councilman and chief of the Everson Volunteer Fire Department, announced that they purchased and received the portable air packs and a generator that was purchased with part of a $162,000 federal grant the department received.
Also, the department is looking to add another bay to their garage and are trying to get the necessary paperwork together as they work with the county on the possible project.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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