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Milton mail delivery under analysis

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ANN MARIE AMES
March 24, 2009
— The U.S. Postal Service continues to crunch numbers in Rock County.

This time, the Milton Post Office is under analysis.


Postal workers Monday learned of the analysis, City Clerk Nancy Zastrow said. Zastrow contacted a regional postal office to learn more.


Postal Service spokeswoman Marge Oehlke told Zastrow the federal office is analyzing the cost-effectiveness of mail delivery out of Milton. If it makes sense, Miltonís carriers could work out of the Janesville office instead, Zastrow was told.


The analysis will take one to two weeks, Zastrow was told.


No decisions have been made, and no postal workers are expected to lose their jobs, Zastrow said she was told.


A similar analysis has lead to route consolidation at many post offices in the region. On the other hand, many other local post offices have had no changes after a similar analysis, Oehlke told Zastrow.


In January, Clintonís mail carriers started delivering mail out of the Beloit post office.


In February, Orfordville mail carriers started to work out of the Brodhead post office.


If Miltonís delivery routes were changed, postal customers still could drop off mail, buy stamps, send packages or use a post office box at the office at 150 Hilltop Drive, Milton, Zastrow was told.


The Milton post office has three city routes and five rural routes. Each route has a carrier and substitutes. The office also has three mail clerks and a postmaster.


If changes are made, the post office would spread the word through the local media and via letters to customers, Oehlke told Zastrow.



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