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Shullsburg Post Office may see realignment of retail hours in future
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The Shullsburg Post Office could potentially be going down to a total of six retail hours per day with the schedule being: Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it was announced at an informational meeting on June 25 at the Shullsburg Community Townsend Center.
    This would be just one hour less than the current retail hours for the location in Shullsburg, which are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday through Friday with a lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 8-11 a.m. on Saturdays.
    Although these proposed changes were recently announced to the community, no final decisions have been made and will not be until sometime in August, according to employees at the Shullsburg Post Office. If the new hours are approved, notice of the change would need to be publicly posted for 30 days before taking effect.
    Even with the proposed changes, total Saturday window service hours would not be reduced and access to delivery receptacles will not change as a result of the POST Plan realignment of weekday window service hours.
    One change that did go into effect almost immediately after the informational meeting was making 24-hour access to P.O. boxes available at the Shullsburg location, which began on Monday, June 30.
    These possible changes to the Shullsburg Post Office were the result of surveys sent throughout the community. A total of 996 customer surveys were mailed and 276 were returned. After reviewing the surveys that were returned and taking into account postal service operational needs the proposed changes were made.