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Vida’s Post Office hours will be reduced

Vida Post Office meetingPhoto By Walter Wilson

At a meeting last Wednesday, area residents learned that hours of operation will be reduced to six per day - but the Vida Post Office will remain open.

VIDA: “Walk in revenue” from people in local communities again showed support for their area’s post offices, according to Corvallis Postmaster Izaac Rudd. Just like an earlier review of operations in Blue River, a similar study showed Vida’s Post Office was still a viable operation.

In both instances, hours of operation are being reduced - from eight to six per day. And, as is being done nationally, there will be no Saturday home delivey, except for packages.

Customers can expect the change to occur in about a month. First the new hours - from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - will be posted locally. Thirty days after that action, the change will occur, Rudd said.

Although the lobby counter will close at 3, people facing a deadline can still drop outgoing mail in the “blue box” outside where pickups will still occur at 4:05 p.m. And, on Saturdays, a letter can still be sent via the blue box if deposited by 11:05 a.m.

Other changes could involve faces behind the counter. With the reduced hours, the Postal Service will inform its employees of the opening of a part time postmaster position in Vida. The position will be filled from within the pool of all who apply, he added.


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