Executive Kittleman announces public meeting to discuss reopening Clarksville Post Office

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We really need a USPS in our neighborhood.

January 12, 2016

Media Contacts:

Deidre McCabe, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

David Lee, Director of Constituent Services and Community Partnerships, 410-313-2013


Executive Kittleman announces public meeting to discuss reopening Clarksville Post Office

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service (USPS), today announced a community meeting on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville, to hear from residents about reopening a post office in Clarksville. Kittleman directed his constituent services staff to reach out to USPS and help organize a meeting after hearing from residents about the issue during his Town Hall meeting in Clarksville in the fall.

Residents have inquired about reopening a USPS post office in their community since the former facility on Auto Drive closed in 2011. During Kittleman’s Town Hall, he heard from residents that traveling 10 miles to the post office on Ellicott Center Drive in Ellicott City, where they must go to retrieve mail and packages, is inconvenient and time-consuming.

Representatives of USPS will gather input from residents during the meeting about possible locations for a new facility. The meeting, which is being hosted by the River Hill Community Association, is open to the public.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit written testimony on the proposal to Richard Hancok, Real Estate Specialist for USPS at: United States Postal Service, Facilities Service Office, P.O. Box 27497, Greensboro, NC 27498-1103; or richard.a.hancock2@usps.gov. Written testimony will be accepted until Tuesday, March 1.

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the meeting. Please call the Department of Citizen Services at 410-313-6400 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions or more information about the Clarksville post office proposal, contact Richard Hancock with USPS at 919-420-5284 richard.a.hancock2@usps.gov.