U.S. Postal Service seeking location for Martinsburg office

The former post office has not be in use for several years, according to Martinsburg residents. 

            The U.S. Postal Service has announced they will relocate their local services to a “yet-to-be-determined” location after raising concerns over the previous location.

            According to USPS, their goal “is to select a new customer service location as close to the current site as possible” and further stating the new site will provide a convenient location with the same service as before. Current customers are using a box unit system near City Hall in the city park and have been for several years, according to Martinsburg Mayor Danny Showman. Despite hearing comments at a public meeting held on July 26, 2016 against a new postal location, USPS made the final decision.

            “We told [USPS] that we were satisfied with the current boxes outside City Hall,” Showman said. “A lot of people also have rural delivery, so this feels like a waste of taxpayer money.”

            According to Stacy St. John, Strategic Communication Specialist for USPS, The former post office was designated “structurally deficient” upon inspection two years. A follow-up statement from St. John was not made available in time for publication.

            Sites for the new post office are currently being reviewed and a permanent location will be announced in the near future. Check back with The News-Review as this story develops.