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Resolution Number 15-15 Mail Service

RESOLUTION NUMBER l5-15

 

OPPOSING THE CLOSURE OF THE DULUTH MAIL PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION PLANT

 

WHEREAS, the United States Postmaster General has closed the Duluth mail processing and distribution plant on January 1, 2015, as part of the United States postal service plan to close four regional processing plants; and

 

WHEREAS, mail delivery times for the City of Mountain Iron have dramatically deteriorated from two to three day delivery to five to seven day delivery; and

 

WHEREAS, this closure has significantly impacted the City operations due to late legal notices and meeting agendas; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States Postal Service is required to consider any and all harmful consequences a closure would have on rural communities and this would adversely affect many small rural post offices in Northern Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota that currently receive their mail from the Duluth facility.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that the City of Mountain Iron hereby urges the Honorable Senators Klobuchar and Franken, the Honorable Representative Nolan, the postmaster general and the United States postal service to reconsider and re-evaluate the closure of the Duluth, MN mail processing and distribution plant.

 

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 20th DAY OF JULY, 2015.

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

ATTEST:

 

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City Administrator

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