Sen. Moran announces proposal for new Reading post office; community meeting Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, three years after an EF3 tornado struck the community of Reading, Kan., U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced the United States Postal Service is seeking 700 square feet to accommodate a new post office for the community.

Moran also announced that USPS will hold a community meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the community building, for citizens of Reading to receive information about the proposal and provide input.

“Three years ago today, a tornado struck Reading causing destruction to homes and businesses – including the community’s main post office,” Moran said. “Since then, I have worked closely with Mayor Sorensen and other community leaders to convey the importance of rebuilding to USPS. I am encouraged we were able to find a solution that will accommodate a new post office, and look forward to continued progress to restore vital services to Reading.”

Moran first brought the matter to the attention of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe during a U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing in fall 2011. Sen. Moran continued to follow-up with USPS, and earlier this month spoke with USPS management to emphasize the need for regular postal services.

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