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By John Garlock, Courtesy of KTVO-TV, Channel 3
GREEN CITY, Mo. — A northeast Missouri community continues without its post office, but plans are in the works to bring it back as soon as possible.
Things look a lot different on the northeast corner of the Green City square. That’s because the old building that housed the post office has been torn down because it was deemed unsafe and structurally unsound.
Crews have spent the past week-and-a-half demolishing the two-story brick building.
“All of our businesses downtown have post office boxes so they have to go to Green Castle every day to pick up their mail, and so, it’s been kind of an inconvenience,” said Roberta Santee, Green City deputy city clerk.
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Santee told KTVO the U.S. Postal Service has expressed its intent to eventually have a post office back in Green City.
“We absolutely want to get our post office back so the council is working very hard to get that done,” Santee said.
Where the new post office will be is still up in the air right now. The city might construct a new building where the old one stood, but that’s yet to be decided.
“Our full intent is to get our post office, if not in that location, in a downtown location,” Santee said.
City officials do want to let everyone know that the blue mail drop box will be returned to the site of the former post office once the cleanup is finished. That work was expected to wrap up Friday.