Just for the record, I was not the only one who spoke to [U.S. Postal real estate specialist Rick] Hancock when he visited the Washington Post Office and its environs on January 8th of this year. So did the Mayor and several others.
Later, that evening, in open session, Mr. Hancock gave a presentation to the Washington Town Council, where he heard from Members of the Council, Town residents, and others about the ideal location for the new Post Office.
I don’t know the details, as was not there, preferring instead to watch the NCAA Football Championship game between my alma mater, the University of Georgia, and our rival, the University of Alabama. But that day was the last time I spoke to any senior Postal official about the matter.
As some of you know, at the end of March I contracted a virulent staph infection and have been mostly “out of pocket” since.
I am glad, however, that USPS made a far-sighted decision that takes into account the interests of all customers of Zip 22747, not just primarily those living in the Town of Washington.
Editor’s note: The writer is the former chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service