Ste-anne-de-bellevue asks Post Office to reconsider closing
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue town council, citing its importance to the community, is asking Canada Post to re- consider the potential closing of the town post office.
At the very least, SteAnne demands Canada Post ensure it provides an equivalent service to customers in the town.
According to Canada Post spokesman John Caines, a decision to close its locale at 49 St-Anne St. has not been made yet, adding it’s still under review. “We are currently seeking customer feedback as part of our service charter process and the resolution adopted by the Ste-Anne council will be taken into consideration as part of the service charter consultation,” he said, adding the consultation process will end April 26 after which feedback will be assessed before a final decision is made.
Canada Post has six dealer locations and one corpor- ate office situated within nine kilometres of the SteAnne office that faces possible closing.
“These offices have the capacity to handle increased business. Some post offices offer extended hours of operations and are located close to shopping districts for the convenience of our customers,” Caines said, adding the nearest alternative is located just down the street within a Uniprix outlet.
The two employees who currently work at the SteAnne post office under review will not lose their jobs if this post office is closed, Caines said, adding Canada Post will honour all collective agreements with its agents. According to municipal tax records, the building was built in 1948 and is worth about $827,000.