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Renovations planned for Clanton Post Office

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Clanton Post Office will be receiving some needed renovation.

Debbie Fetterly of the U.S. Postal Service said the project would include replacing trusses for the roof.

“The trusses that support the roof are deteriorated and need to be replaced,” Fetterly said.

The roof will have to be removed to complete the project. Fetterly said it has been estimated that the work will take eight to 12 months to complete depending on the weather.

A plan has been developed to continue serving the public during the renovation.

“Our carriers and clerks will work in three double-wide trailers on the property until the construction is completed,” Fetterly said. “The trailers will be used for retail, PO Box, and delivery operations.”

Daily operations will continue.

“They will continue to receive mail delivery and will be able to conduct business in a double-wide trailer,” Fetterly said. “We also have Self-Service Kiosks (SSKs) which may be used to conduct most retail transactions.”

The project will be funded by the Postal Service, which “receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations,” Fetterly said.

During this pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed.

“We have reinforced workplace behaviors to ensure that contact among our employees and with our customers reflects the best guidance regarding healthy interactions, social distancing, and risk minimization,” Fetterly said. “We have implemented measures at retail locations to ensure appropriate social distancing, including through signage, floor tape, and ‘cough/sneeze’ barriers.”