The Woodman Contract Post Office (CPO) that was operating out of the Whistle Stop bar and grill was closed on July 14 due to a variety of factors, according to Boscobel Postmaster Rick McQuillan.
“Due to several factors, such as declining mail volume and the relocation of carriers to other Post Offices, it was no longer practical or efficient to keep this unit open,” McQuillan said. “The Village of Woodman and much of the surrounding rural area will keep their current Zip Code of 53827.”
All of the customers who received mail through the Post Office boxes at the CPO are now receiving free rural delivery and the Postal Service has provided mailboxes for these customers. Parcels will be delivered to the customers’ homes. If a parcel or letter requires a signature, carriers will attempt delivery at their home. If no one is home, a notice will be left in the mailbox and the item will be returned to the Boscobel Post Office. Customers can then call and ask for re-delivery the next day or come to the Boscobel Post Office to sing for the item.
Rural delivery customers may purchase stamps from their rural carrier. Outgoing mail and parcels left in rural mailboxes will be picked up and mailed by the rural rail carrier.
“Woodman customers may call the Boscobel Post Office at 375-5468 and we will be happy to answer your questions and address any customer service issues,” McQuillan said.