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Post office in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood to remain open; lease extended

By Kally Patz

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 9:34 a.m.

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The post office on Kavanaugh Boulevard in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood. (Photo by Pulaski County assessor)

A post office in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood will remain open after elected officials, business owners and neighborhood associations contacted an Arkansas congressman about its possible closure.

In a letter sent Oct. 27 to Rod Salley, acting director of government relations and public policy at the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Rep French Hill, R-Little Rock, wrote that he had been contacted by numerous groups about the facility located at 5420 Kavanaugh Blvd.

The location was set to close in December because its lease has not been renegotiated yet, Hill said.

“Losing this facility which has been a cornerstone of this community for 53 years would be detrimental to not just the Heights but the entirety of central Little Rock,” he wrote.

A representative of the U.S. Postal Service responded Tuesday, saying the post office had extended its lease for another five years.

Under the new lease, the office will remain at its current location through July 2023.

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greenhorn says... November 10, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

Perfect example of why the US Postal Service is upside down on finances.

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ToTheLeft says... November 10, 2017 at 7:44 p.m.

Please see HR 6407, the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Congress voted to make the postal service pre-pay their retirees’ health benefits 50 years in advance. Payments of $5.4 billion to $5.8 billion were to be made from September 30 2007 to September 30, 2016.

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